Red soles may be Christian Louboutin‘s signature, but he’s also making quite the impression in the world of handbags. We are already familiar with the brand’s spiked clutches and the Sweet Charity Shoulder Bag, and the newest addition to the Louboutin handbag family is the line of Passage bags.
When I think of Christian Louboutin‘s sexy aesthetic, the iconic Pigalle pump comes immediately to mind. This pump is arguably the brand’s most recognizable design, and Fall 2014 marked the Pigalle’s ten year anniversary. For a shoe to enjoy a decade of popularity in the wild world of footwear is no small feat.
Here’s Gwen Stefani, leaving an acupuncturist’s office in LA, carrying a perfectly Gwen-appropriate Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Satchel. (Honestly, I haven’t seen Gwen Stefani looking this Gwen Stefani in quite some time.) This multicolored spiked version of the Panettone is punk, hippie and luxe, all in one, just like Gwen.
Here’s Lily Allen, leaving her hotel in NYC and carrying a Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag. She’s also wearing Christian Louboutin Glitter Pigalle Pumps and a Chanel tunic, not that you’d have trouble identifying either. Lily has been in town for a while now and always seems to have a little Chanel on her person.
As high-end handbags go, backpacks must be difficult to design. As a shape, everyone has carried a backpack, but most people only have experience with them as low-cost book-schleppers from their school daze. That means that designers have to lean really hard into a juvenile reference or steer entirely clear of it in order to be successful, and I think we know which way the Christian Louboutin Valou Backpack has gone.