English: Manolo Blahnik shoes on Whitney Port'...

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Français : escarpin “peep toe” Christian Louboutin en cuir métallisé verni, talon de 140mm, modèle “Altadama” (semelle rouge) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jimmy Choo was recently purchased for the substantial sum of 570m euros which is approximately $697m. Christian Louboutin has an estimated personal wealth of $85m. Carrie Bradshaw on 'Sex and the City' was robbed by a guy who didn't want her money, he just wanted her Manolos'. Is there any arguing about the fact that we love our designer shoes? The fact is, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik's fortune started multiplying everytime his name was mentioned on 'Sex and the City'. His shoes would literally fly off the shelves all over the US!  Even when Manolo Blahnik  uterred those now infamous words 'I hate celebrities, I want people with style to wear my shoes' it didn't stop the rich and famous from amassing huge collections of his fabulous creations.

Collecting high end designer brand shoes has become much more main stream, they're not just for the wealthy anymore. Nowadays women in New York will consider foregoing a cab and walking to work or brown bagging it for a few weeks in order to buy those precious red bottomed Louboutins.

The fact of the matter is, there is now a huge trade in pre-owned designer shoes (lightly loved of course). If you buy a pair of almost new Louboutins you can save hundreds of dollars and I've heard that certain shoes repair shops in the city and other places will re-paint the bottoms for you.

Go on, throw caution to the wind, consider pre-owned luxury, I have and it's just as fabulous!

Nicky Hilton in Studded Christian Louboutin.

Nicky Hilton in Studded Christian Louboutin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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