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Francesco Russo

The ultra-refined shoe designer's atelier and boutique

8 rue de Valois
75001 Paris,
M° Palais-Royal – Musée du Louvre

Elegantly understated, the eponymous shoe designer’s only boutique in the world is hidden behind the Palais-Royal, proposing an unorthodox take on luxury. His sculptural heels (nearly always four-inch stilettos) are strikingly displayed on raw-wood pillars. Both a workshop and a boutique, it offers, for a fee, to customise any model in the colour and leather of your choice. No mean feat, so to speak.