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Indeed, Louboutin has used the milestone to launch an aggressive growth push. By the end of this month, his label will count 65 stores, including two new high-profile locations in the U.S. — a much-anticipated Chicago store in the historic Esquire Theater and a Los Angeles men’s boutique, both of which will open in time for the holiday season.The rapid expansion of the men’s business has Christian Louboutin Shoes been particularly exciting for the designer, who has happily observed a shift in the way many men view fashion.”Their mentalities have changed,” he said. “They love fashion for fashion and they’re much more impulsive about buying shoes.”Louboutin’s keen eye and innate sense of what sells is also giving him the confidence to venture beyond the accessories world for the first time. His Christian Louboutin beauty line launches next year, and while he’s mum on the details, Louboutin clearly sees big potential for the business.“I can’t say this is my idea, but it was on everyone’s mind, and my antennas just captured something,” he said.While he’s clearly fired up about the future, Louboutin is much more hesitant to discuss his astounding success to this point. (Annual sales Red Bottoms Shoes Christian Louboutin have surpassed $300 million and continue to grow in the double digits.)He’s refreshingly humble and admittedly a little superstitious about his rise to the top of the luxury market.“Sometimes, when things are working in a certain way, it’s magical, almost chemical, something you can’t understand,” the designer said.Luxury retailers, however, understand exactly what drives the Louboutin story.“He anticipates what women want and Christian Louboutin Shoes On Sale they are obsessed with what he creates,” said Neiman Marcus SVP and Fashion Director Ken Downing. “With fashion as fickle as it is, he continues to excite and entice our consumers by continually reinventing himself and his shoes.”Saks Fifth Avenue’s president and chief merchandising officer, Ron Frasch, said the designer’s star continues to rise, as evidenced by consumers’ excitement during his recent Christian Louboutin PA tour with the department store.“I don’t know any designer today who can draw that kind of crowd. It’s so rare to see this,” said Frasch, who noted that some shoppers lined up for three to four hours Red Sole Shoes to meet the designer. “He’s so charming and generous with his time, like a great politician in many ways.”With that kind of loyal backing, Louboutin is eager to begin the next chapter of his storied career. The designer’s frenetic schedule is sure to get even more demanding as he plots the next growth phase, but he is clearly up for the challenge: “I’m not in the type of work where you should rest.” Christian Siriano is gearing up for his runway reviews. Prior to his New York Fashion Week show on Christian Louboutin Outlet Saturday, the designer gave FN the inside scoop on shoes he’ll be sending down the catwalk.“I’m into everything right now,” he said. “We have a lot of really cool lace-up boots that are open in the back. I love a chic mule and a low flat slip-on.”Siriano is excited about the creativity across the industry. “That’s what’s great about fashion right now. Christian Louboutin Outlet Store Everyone is really experimenting and having fun, and everyone has their style,” he said. “It’s all so different, compared to what your favorite girls are wearing. Kim [Kardashian West’s] boots are see-through. Red-carpet dresses are beaded. It’s all so interesting.”Selena Gomez showed off some major leg in Christian Louboutin gold sandals and a Katie Ermilio red top and skirt for her Red Bottom Shoes “Hotel Transylvania 2” photo call, held at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun in Mexico on Sunday night. The actress joined co-stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James to promote their film as part of the Summer of Sony Pictures Entertainment 2015 event.Gomez reprises her voice role as vampire Mavis in the animated movie, while Sandler is back as Dracula and James returns as Frankenstein. The Christian Louboutin Sale film is set to open in theaters on Sept. 25.