Christian Louboutin to open handbag concession at London’s Harvey Nichols
A dedicated section at the London department store
Today, Christian Louboutin will take another step further in expanding his business, with the opening of a dedicated handbag and small leather goods concession at Harvey Nichols, in London.
According to Alexis Mourot, Group Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Christian Louboutin, the space is a sign of how the handbags and small leather goods business is expanding for Louboutin. "In terms of percentage it's currently relatively small, about 5 percent of the business, but it has the potential to be much higher, so it's important for us to invest in the category," said Mourot.
Some of the brand's best-selling bags include the Pigalle - a thin rectangular clutch, the Panettone - a range of wallets and handbags featuring leather spikes, and Sweet Charity - a shoulder bag fashioned with gold chain straps. The collection ranges from approximately $621 to $3,695.
Christian Louboutin worked with architect Will Russell on the creation of the new space, which Mourot reveals offers a "luxurious and feminine feel".
The brand will open a pop-up boutique in Paris in February, and is considering bringing the concept to other markets including the U.S. and Asia.