We all recognize those red-soled heels when they click past us in the street. Isn’t it time we had a pair, or two, of our very own? And where better to buy them than in their birthplace, Paris? New York and Carrie Bradshaw may have made Manolo a household name, but when it comes to sultry and sexy, no one does it better or more confidently than Christian Louboutin. These stilettos are not for the faint of heart. For those looking for something a little subtler, the designer also sells some more understated designs, including a selection of flats. In recent years, the brand has expanded across the globe, with a men’s boutique and several stores in Paris alone. Shoppers should also browse beyond the shoes: recently, Louboutin bags have been stealing the scene, and iPad cases, man bags and chic rucksacks have also appeared in the collection.