By  on December 4, 2013

TOKYO — Christian Louboutin was strolling the streets of this city in a pair of his own black, white and purple brogues with calf hair accents, when a couple of guys stopped to ask him something. They did not speak English so the designer struggled for a moment with the language barrier but soon figured out what they were asking.

“I could see it was about the address of the shoe,” he said of his encounter. The designer now has a new address in which to direct interested parties: his latest Tokyo flagship, which gives him a presence in the trendy Aoyama neighborhood as well as a new home base for his fast-growing Japanese business.

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