The Iconic Designer Shoes We're All Buying Second Hand This Christmas

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And yes - we're doing it on purpose! Discover how pre-loved retail site Vestiaire Collective is feeding our Christian Louboutin addiction right now, one pair of heels at a time. 

For some people, shoes are an after thought to an outfit; a simple finish to get you out the door so you can start showing off the real star of the show, such as a dress or coat. For others, the shoe is the outfit, inspiring a passion - nay, obsession - like no other piece of clothing could. And trust us - nothing gets a shoe-girl going like a chic pair of designer heels. But buying dream shoes from luxury brands is, for most of us, a serious investment. When you're taking the plunge, you want make sure that your money is going to be well spent on a timeless design that will go the distance.

When it comes to choosing the ultimate designer heels, Christian Louboutin regularly tops the most-coveted list. Worn by Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and just about every woman in Hollywood, Louboutin creates shoes for girls who favour style over practicality. You’d recognise a pair of Louboutins from the iconic red sole alone, but his elegant, classic and devastatingly sexy shoe shapes - such as the feminine and curvaceous Very Privé or the signature stiletto-heeled Pigalle - are what the Parisian designer is known for. However, our collection of Christian Louboutin heels has always been limited, mostly due to a price tag that’s even higher than his heels - until now.

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By shopping in one savvy way, your dream shoes could be yours. How? By shopping second hand. With sustainability becoming an increasingly pressing issue in the world of fashion, buying pre-loved fashion items online is a trend in itself, with destinations such as Vestiaire Collective making it all possible. Parisian-based Vestiaire Collective is the fashion industry's best kept secret - it’s an online store that allows users to buy or sell pre-worn clothing, shoes and accessories from luxury designer labels at literally half the price. We kid you not - type “Christian Louboutin heels" into Vestiaire Collective, and you’ll find red patent pumps for under £50! But if you’re willing to shell out a little more, you’ll find Louboutin’s best loved designs - including the Bianca, Fifi or So Kate - barely out of the box with over £100 off. 

Below, discover some of Female First's best Christian Louboutin finds - available to buy from Vestiaire Collective sellers now. But be quick - as each style is a one off listing from an independent seller, someone could well beat you to it!

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