Are Christian Louboutin bags worth it, 2023?

Christian Louboutin is historically known for the gorgeous red bottom shoes he brilliantly crafts. Did you know the brand also make bags? Christian Louboutin handbags are making waves and today I’m here to talk to you about everything you need to know about Christian Louboutin bags!

Black Christian Louboutin bag
Diane wearing Christian Louboutin The Eloise bag

Do I think Christian Louboutin bags are worth the price?

Bright pink Christian Louboutin bag
Pink Christian Louboutin Elise Shoulder Bag © Louboutinworld

In short, yes, I think Christain Louboutin bags are worth the price! Christian Louboutin bags are edgy, unique, high quality and are definitely built to last. The attention to detail and the leather quality is remarkable. Christian Louboutin is known for his impeccable shoe designs and edgy look, the handbags he creates are no different. 

Personally, I have 2 in my collection, one small crossbody bag (Sweet Charity bag) and one giant bag (The Eloise bag). I often find myself wearing my Christian Louboutin bags. As someone who owns many bags, my Christian Louboutin bags have held up remarkably over the last 5 years. Shockingly, the price point isn’t as high as one might assume! 

History of Christian Louboutin bags

Christian Louboutin designer
Christian Loiuboutin founder © Louboutinworld

Christian Louboutin was founded in 1991, today, there are over 150 shops worldwide. 12 years after the launch of his iconic signature red bottom brand, in 2003, Louboutin thought it was time to expand into a new category: handbags. From Totes to Cross-body bags, Christian Louboutin offers a wide variety of bags to fit everyone’s needs and style!

I love how Christian Louboutin is always expanding and pushing the envelope. Recently, I wrote a review about the Christian Louboutin perfume I got a few months ago, but did you know he also has a makeup line, iconic lipsticks, nail polishes that mimic the red bottom color. How cool is that? 

Price point of Christian Louboutin bags?

Christian Louboutin black clutch rockstud
Black and Gold Christian Louboutin spiked Sweety Charity Crossbody

One thing that often surprises people is the price point of the Christian Louboutin bags. Retail price of Christian Louboutin bags start at $590 and vintage Christian Louboutin bags start at $330. One thing that’s important to note, is that Christian Louboutin shops often sell out of the handbags due to the relatively lower price point for a designer bag. However, they do a great selection of their handbags that can be purchased from Nordstrom, Saks, or even directly on their website

Personally, I find the price point fair and on the more affordable end for luxury handbags, especially on the second hand market. 

Is Christian Louboutin cheaper in Paris?

Light pink Christian Louboutin bag
Light Pink Christian Louboutin Paloma Bag © littlebird

I have so many questions from people asking which brands are cheaper in Paris, I’ve written tons of articles about this topic. But in short, any brand that is made in Europe is cheaper in Europe than the USA due to shipping cost, import tax, and state tax. In addition, if you purchase anything from Christian Louboutin in Paris, you will get the extra VAT tax back…which mean an additional 12% refund

With that being said, Yes, Christian Louboutin is cheaper in Paris, depending on the bag and the material used it can be anywhere from a hundred dollars to upwards of a thousand. Keep that in mind on your next shopping trip to Paris! Or Europe for that matter.

Final thoughts on the Christian Louboutin bags.

Designer Christian Louboutin smiling launch of bags
Creative Designer and Founder Christian Louboutin © Louboutinworld

To summarize, I think that Chrstian Louboutin bags are worth the price. If you are looking for a designer handbag that isn’t flooded on the market and seen everywhere, then Christian Louboutin bags are a great option for you! For me, I like to purchase pieces that are unique, fit to my personal style and are high quality, and Christian Louboutin bags do just that and more! 

Sincerely Petite in Paris,


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  1. Maria Guerra says:

    I need a perforated wallet to match my tote

  2. Why no matching women’s wallet to Dosco Laser patent tote? I love my medium Disco Laser tote! I want matching wallet

    1. Diane Marz says:

      The Disco Laser tote is such a fun bag! Hopefully you can get your matching wallet soon!