celebrity cobbler christian louboutin only launched his men's line three years ago. having gained success in equal measure, the paris-based designer quickly anticipated by launching dedicated men's stores, and the latest of such opening has been in the glittering boomtown of dubai. occupying an 84 sqm. ground floor unit at mall of the emirates - where the luxury brand already runs a women's store - it's the very first in the region. the façade is covered in green marble with expansive windows framed by polished brass. the interior has been designed in collab with new york-based architecture practice and longtime collaborator 212box, featuring a similarly luxe yet highly eclectic setting with an abundance of custom-made elements and furniture pieces, including a large feature wall with polished brass panels in a pin-wheel pattern that contains a landscape of metallic spikes in a camouflage pattern. it's very much a luxed-up collectively create a men's boudoir with a highly personalized vibe. additionally, the store boasts a so-called tattoo room, where the most discerning of gents can have their trophies embroidered, and there's also lavish v.i.p. room for discreet splurging. the new christian louboutin store carries the brand's entire men's collection of formal shoes and sneakers. location: mall of the emirates, sheikh zayed road, level 1 [al barsha].