Christian Louboutin is lending his aesthetic to a good cause. Working with the Senegalese women from La Maison Rose (a charity started by his friend Valérie Schlumberger that financially aids vulnerable women and trains them as embroiderers), the designer has created the Africaba Tote, a colorful creation featuring his own logo against a backdrop of African prints and colors. 10% of proceeds from the sale of the bag will benefit the NGO.
“We wanted the charm and beauty of the African fabrics, and to make the bag perfectly structured to show two types of excellence [Senegalese and French craftsmanship],” said Louboutin.
Schlumberger opened her store La Compagnie du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, or CSAO 20 years ago in an effort to bring a slice of West Africa’s furniture, accessories and textiles to France. Louboutin himself appears to be a fan, “I buy all kinds of African pieces and furniture,” he said adding that it’s a wonderful place.
This soft-bodied shopper features red handles, colorful beads and the brand’s trademark spikes. It is priced at $1,250 and can be purchased at christianlouboutin.com
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