Indeed, the Monica comes with some very public fears: of fat, of failure, of flashing. (At the uptown store, sales were slow until Season Dolan, a five-foot-two saleswoman, wore
the boots in black on a busy Saturday in fall,christian louboutin heels; they sold out within the week. Citywide, the first full-size run was gone by early November. By February, they were almost
entirely gone.) Which is why anyone maneuvering into a pair wants to be on the north-facing side of Christian Louboutin’s Madison Avenue store. "There are no mirrors over here,"
a saleswoman reassured a leg-splaying client one Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, a lovely but sturdy-enough woman in her twenties settled on the mirrored side and requested the
Monica, black, size 41?. The saleswoman, Pavleta Alexieva, came out with a pair in red suè,louboutin;de. They’re folders, and efficient ones, at the uptown store. ("I just make it into a knee-high boot and step
in," Dolan said.) Alexieva unfolded the boots, doubled over to fit into the standard Louboutin box, and presented them to the customer, who’d managed to hike her jeans up above
her knees. She bent over to begin negotiating. The process came to a halt at the jean line. "I wish I’d worn a mini," she said, looking at the exposed joint where rippled blue denim and rippled red suède, like a couple of vacuum-cleaner tubes, almost met. The
saleswoman suggested that she come back in a dress.