While many people are still hurting in this economy, Christian Louboutin is doing pretty well.
In fact, the shoemaker has experienced a growth in sales, particularly in China, which is why it’s no surprise to hear that he plans on opening as many as five stores in China within the next three years.
Says Louboutin, “China can still be considered as a new market, and definitely Brazil is an emerging country.”
But don’t start thinking he’s going to begin producing his heels in China, the designer is adamant about keeping that all in Italy.
Adds Christian, “I’m very obsessed with quality. I don’t want to triple production in a year. If you do too much production, you lose part of the quality.”
Overall, Louboutin will open 12 stores next year, two of which will be in China and another two in Japan, the Middle East, and the US. One store will also open in Brazil with three scheduled to open in Italy.