Christian Louboutin Opens in Qatar

03 Apr 2012
By Ahlanlive.com

Indulge in red sole retail therapy at a new boutique

Christian Louboutin will open a boutique in Doha, Qatar this
month. The stand-alone store will be located in Qatar's unique shopping
destination, The Villaggio Mall in the capital city of Doha.

The boutique design revolves around a futuristic theme, discernible through
colour scheme and materials alongside more tangible features of furnishing and
bespoke display elements.

The facade of the boutique is a bevy of windows outlined with a blue theatrical
curtain pulled aside to reveal the interior of the store. On crossing the
threshold, the visitor is welcomed by the signature Christian Louboutin red
carpet into the main entrance, where a Saturn
inspired chandelier dominates the space. The installation's light emerges from
concentric metal ring surrounding the translucent Plexiglas sphere.

Comprised of three
shopping spaces, the boutique offers dedicated areas for men and women's shoes,
each accompanied by a selection of bags and accessories. The entrance provides
a masculine environment for the men's collection complete with acrylic
gyroscope shoe displays and exotic, handpicked textiles furnishings. Two
circular shopping suites house the women's collection, each centered round a vibrant hand-blown Syrian teardrop
glass chandelier. White
arched shoe alcoves adorn the walls of the rotundas, reminiscent of an old
theatre, giving each product an individual stage to showcase their
personalities.

The store's debut collection includes sought-after classic styles such as the
Pigalle, Hyper Privé and the now iconic Sweet Charity handbag, in a seasonal
mandarin red colour with contrasting trim. Whimsical styles from the Spring/
Summer 2012 collection showcase the designer's wit and craftsmanship, like the
Makeup Trash: The six-inch peep toe utilises elements of a beauty queens vanity
in a unique display of masterful embroidery. Meanwhile the Loubi Zeppa,
inspired by a Louboutin window display of neon lights "the Neon
Graveyard", comes to life as a colourful statement wedge.

Get
your credit cards ready, ladies!