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Christian Louboutin’s New York stores hosted two events this week to celebrate his collaboration with Mattel’s Barbie dolls and present his newest designs for spring.
At the designer’s Madison Avenue location, for every pair of shoes purchased, consumers walked away with a Barbie outfitted in one of Louboutin’s miniature shoes, made for the doll’s 50th anniversary.
Anna Condo was just one of the women shopping the looks at the event (another soirée was held the day before at the Horatio Street store). Condo said she has been a fan of Louboutin’s stylish shoes for many years and actually considers him a close friend after meeting him in Paris through a mutual acquaintance.
“There is something for everybody,” Condo said while showing off the Barbie-inspired hot-pink pumps she was wearing. “They’re extremely well made, they’re very feminine, and [Louboutin] loves women — you can tell.”
Erina Matsubara, who was vacationing from Japan, told Insider she just had to stop by the store when she saw the Barbie display in the window. And while she was there, Matsubara planned to buy some open-toe nude heels — her first pair by Louboutin. “They’re really comfortable, and I love that they’re interesting and unique,” she said.