The labyrinth of hidden passages across Paris constructed during the first half of the nineteenth century have inspired poets, love stories and Christian Louboutin alike. One of its many historical passages is The Galerie Vero-Dodat that Christian Louboutin chose for his first boutique over 20 years ago. Decades later, the French handbag label is revisiting the roots of inspiration for its latest handbag line, Passage.
Available as a large shoulder bag, a messenger, and a mini messenger, the bag can be carried by the fold-over handle or worn cross-body on a detachable strap. The highlight of the Passage range is its hardware. Curved metal handles evoke the wrought-iron entry arches of the passage, familiar to anyone who has ever visited Louboutin central.
The collection is also available as Rougissime, an elegant clutch offered in two sizes with many of the same details as Passage, including red enamel accents that bring to mind brand’s signature Red Soles. As Louboutin says, “People laugh because you walk down this particular street and all you see is beautiful women in Red Soles, it is Passage Louboutin.”
The collection ranges from $895 to $2,350. Take a walk down the Passage to explore the collection.