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. Trends come and go, but the Pigalle is a pump that’s going to be around for a very long time.
The brand’s sustained popularity proves Louboutins aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Louboutin revolutionized the luxury footwear market back in the early 1990s by painting the bottom of his footwear with red lacquer, and in the intervening decades, no other brand has found such a distinctive way to mark its shoes.
The style and price of the Pigalle make this pump a good place to start for someone looking to beef up their shoe collection, and they’re a great first Louboutin. The brand does make periodic price increases, so if you’re considering buying a pair, keep that in mind.
The Pigalle recently celebrated its ten year anniversary, and I have no doubt that this pump will be around for another ten, twenty or fifty years. Crazy trends come and go, but there’s nothing trendy or fleeting going on here.
I don’t regret buying this polish at all. I love the color, it’s an easy application and it has a unique bottle. Would I buy more in the future? Probably not. But what I will say, I’m sure we’ve all spent $50 on sillier things, so a one-time buy probably won’t make you grimace any more than your last impulse purchase.
The brand’s shoes are ubiquitous, but in a good way. There’s a high standard of craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail that comes with the name Louboutin, and every time you slip your foot into a pair, you know what you’re getting. Not only that, but you also let everyone else know you have great taste.