And we're just as excited: Christian Louboutin is opening its first flagship boutique on Collins Street, Melbourne, this Wednesday May 20. Occupying a divine heritage-listed terrace with a contemporary interior by New York architecture firm 212 Box - think bespoke hand-painted Birds of Paradise wallpaper and pleated brass mesh panels - the new store provides just the setting for shoe obsessives to shop up a storm.

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New shop alert: Christian Louboutin opens Melbourne boutique

Located on the so-called 'Paris end' of Collins Street, the flagship boutique is Christian Louboutin's 102nd worldwide and will stock both women's and men's footwear, handbags and small leather goods. The label's spring/summer '15 collection has already landed, including the Devibroda stiletto with its hand-embroidered crystals and laser-cut So Pretty heel. 

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