Terms of Sale
(Updated on February 12th 2016) The present version is published in English for convenience purposes only. In case of any discrepancies between this version and the French version, the French version shall prevail.
This document, together with the additional information available on www.christianlouboutin.com (the “Site”) constitutes the Terms of Sale (the “ToS”) in force between the user of the Site (“You” or the “User”) and Christian Louboutin Suisse SA (“Christian Louboutin”). It governs the contractual relationship between You and Christian Louboutin in relation with any purchase made on or through the Site (the “Transaction”). At the time of verification of your order by checking the box provided for this purpose and clicking the "CHECK OUT" button, You hereby state that You fully and unconditionally accept these ToS.Please read carefully the ToS before proceeding to any Transaction through the Site. You are bound by the version of the ToS that is in force at the time You submit an online form (the “Form”) confirming Your intent to order products on the Site (the “Order”).
The ToS shall also apply if you choose to place your Order through Christian Louboutin customer service (the “Customer Service”) by using the contact form available on the Site, or by calling the following phone number 0800 048 2455 - OPTION 2 for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland or United Kingdom. To reach Monaco, please call the following number: 00 80 093 895.
If you placed an Order through the Customer Service, the Products You ordered will be delivered with the ToS. If You do not accept the ToS or if You do not want to keep the Products, You may return Your parcel by following the procedure described under clause 13. If You do accept these ToS and wish to keep your Products, You have nothing to do. After five (5) days, the ToS shall be considered as accepted and You agree that You will be bound by these ToS
Christian Louboutin may at any time amend the ToS, without prior notice. It is Your responsibility to regularly check the ToS to remain informed of their latest amendments.
You may place an Order only if Your billing address, Your delivery address, and the address corresponding to Your credit card are all located in one and the same country among the following: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom or Switzerland (the "Countries").
The Site is a secure online platform that allows Users to place an Order online and receive by mail the articles or goods offered for sale on the Site (the “Product(s)”).
The authoritative description of the Products is the description published on the Site at the time of the Order.
Images of the Products are provided for information purposes only and shall not be representative of the characteristics of the Products, in particular with respect to general appearance, color or any other characteristic.
Moreover, You expressly recognize and agree that CITES Products are not available for Monaco and Switzerland (for more information, please contact our Customer Service). Therefore, it is not possible to order such CITES Products from another Country for Monaco and/or Switzerland deliveries.
Images of the Products on the Site are provided for information purpose only on Christian Louboutin’s collection and their publication on the Site shall not constitute an offer.
The publishing of Products’ descriptions on the Site shall only constitute an invitation to make an offer. By placing an Order, the User is making an offer to Christian Louboutin, and Christian Louboutin has the right but not the obligation to accept or reject the offer, in its sole discretion.
Products’ price is stated in Swiss Franc (CHF), Euro (€) or Pound Sterling (£) and with all taxes included. The currency is automatically assigned according to the Territory of the billing and delivery addresses.
You understand and agree that Products may be subject to customs duties, postal, tax or any other additional costs to transport, import or deliver the Products in Your country of residence or delivery. These taxes are independent from Christian Louboutin’s control. You agree, if applicable, to fully bear these additional costs which will appear before You check the box related to the ToS and click on the “CHECK OUT” button.
All orders are subject to stock availability of the Product(s). Items in your shopping basket are not reserved and may be purchased by other Users until the confirmation of Your Order.
Products are available for Your personal use only and not for resale. By placing an Order on the Site, You warrant that You will use the Product for Your personal use only. Moreover, You may not purchase more than four (4) pairs of shoes and/or leather goods in total within thirty (30) days irrespective of whether it is in one (1) or several Orders, and three (3) cosmetic products per Order.
Christian Louboutin, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to confirm an Order, including but not limited to where there is an assumption that the User will place an Order for resale purposes.
When completing the form, You must specify the means of payment that will be used to complete the Transaction in response to Your Order, subject to acceptance by Christian Louboutin. Each Order is checked paying particular attention to the billing address, the delivery address and the credit card used.
The following means of payment are accepted by Christian Louboutin:
- American Express
- Master Card
We only accept credit cards of individuals (excluding company cards) residing at the billing address.
Billing information indicated in Your Order must correspond to the credit card holder. Christian Louboutin may contact the credit card holder directly if necessary for verification and ask him/her for additional information. Such verifications will extend the delivery time with two (2) additional business days. If this condition is not fulfilled and/ or Christian Louboutin fails to reach the holder of the credit card, Christian Louboutin reserves the right to cancel Your Order.
You may prefer to place Your Order through our Customer Service, which You may contact as specified in clause 1 hereinabove. Please note that no bank details shall be sent by email or through the Customer Service contact form. The Customer Service will request from You – on the phone exclusively – all information required by the financial institutions to process the payment of Your Order.
Your credit card will only be charged at the time of shipment of Your Order, after checking Your data and upon receipt of the authorization provided by the issuing company and upon acceptance of Your Order by Christian Louboutin.
Subject to the acceptance of your Order, Christian Louboutin will send You a confirmation of the conclusion of the Transaction to the email address that You provided when placing the Order.
The Transaction will only be concluded when Christian Louboutin will have confirmed its acceptance by sending You the confirmation email including a summary of the Order, the price of the Products, the date and time of the Order, the shipping fees, the taxes and custom duties and the mean of payment chosen by You.
Any Order placed on a holiday or weekend will be processed the next business day.
If You wish to cancel or modify your Order before the shipment of Your Products, You may contact Christian Louboutin as soon as possible at the following phone number 0800 048 2455 - OPTION 2 (or at 0080 093 895 if you live in Monaco). Christian Louboutin will use its best endeavors to fulfill Your request. However, this request will be handled as a simple wish, which Christian Louboutin will handle in its sole discretion. Christian Louboutin cannot warrant that the Order will be canceled or modified upon Your request.
You may register on the Site to obtain a User Account, that will allow You to benefit from the Services as described in the ToU.
Christian Louboutin kindly asks You to refer to the ToU available through the following link ToU for any issue related to Your User Account.
Christian Louboutin will send You, upon shipment of Your Order, a confirmation email which will contain Your tracking link.
To ensure the safety of Your Order, Christian Louboutin does not provide directly Your tracking number, but Your DHL’s tracking link.
Products will be delivered exclusively to the address mentioned in the Form at the time of the Order. You will be charged the shipping fees, which vary according to the type of shipment and the place of delivery of the Products. The amount of the shipping fees is indicated at the time of placement of the Order.
Shipping costs are available in three currencies, depending on the Country where the delivery has to be made. They are automatically calculated in the currency of the Country of delivery.
You agree and recognize that shipment’s options vary, depending on the country where Your Order has to be delivered. Deliveries are only made by DHL. The recipient’s signature is always required.
In all circumstances, You will have access, through DHL’s interface, to the date of delivery of Your products scheduled by the carrier while filling out your Order.
Christian Louboutin undertakes to ship Your Order as soon as possible after completion of the Transaction. Christian Louboutin shall not be liable for late delivery, damage due to transportation or any other damage directly or indirectly related to the shipment of Products.
At the time of delivery of Products, You are responsible for immediately verifying that the packaging is intact and has not been altered in any way whatsoever. Should the packaging be damaged, You shall be responsible for taking detailed pictures of the box and of the Products, for immediately reporting the alleged damage to the carrier in charge of delivery (the “Carrier”) by expressly reserving Your rights upon delivery of the Products and for informing our Customer Service within three days.
In case of express reservation of Your rights under the conditions mentioned in the previous paragraph, with the Carrier and / or our Customer Service, an investigation will be opened with the Carrier and a reply will be sent to You within seven business days.
In the absence of such express reservation of Your rights, delivery shall be considered as accepted by You and no dispute on the packaging shall be validly brought afterwards.
All Orders placed on the Site are sent with their original box and accessories (such as a dust bag, repair tap-heels for shoes if any, depending on the type of Product), and carefully packed.
Christian Louboutin offers You a free gift wrap with each Order, except for cosmetic Products which we do not offer this service for.
If the Products are offered as a gift to a third person, You may add a personal message to the Order. This personal message will be printed on a dedicated note card. This option may only be selected at the end of the Order process. You are solely responsible for the content of the message.
You will be asked to select this option and Your choice of wrapping paper style at the end of Your Order.
Within fourteen (14) days from receipt of Your Order, You shall inform CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN of Your wish to return the Product(s). Christian Louboutin may accept unused Products in their original condition and proceed to a refund if the original purchase receipt and its return authorization number are sent with the Product. Before returning the concerned Products, please contact the Customer Service at 0800 048 2455 - OPTION 2 (or at 0080 093 895 – Option 2 – if you live in Monaco) in order to receive its authorization number and the DHL preprinted label by email.
Online Orders cannot be returned in any of Christian Louboutin’s boutiques.
Christian Louboutin will not accept any return of fragrances due to transport restrictions.
In addition, Christian Louboutin will not accept any return of Products that appear to have been used or have been damaged.
In particular, the red outsole of the shoes is fragile and shall remain unmarked and in its original condition. You shall try the shoes only on a clean and carpeted surface and with the warning sticker in place on the red outsole until You are certain to keep them. Christian Louboutin reserves the right to refuse the return of the Products or to accept it by deducing the handling and repair costs, if the Products have been returned with an apparently damaged outsole.
You have fourteen (14) days from the cancellation of Your Order to return the Product(s). As a courtesy, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN will arrange to collect the Product(s). You will not bear the return shipping costs if You follow the return instructions included in the delivery box.
- We will arrange for pick-up by DHL at a convenient time for You.
- You must return the Product in its original parcel and original box, with all related accessories included when You opened the parcel, such as: dust bag(s), replacement tap-heels, warning-sticker protecting the front part of the red sole etc. If not, You may incur the payment of a fee.
- Place the original box(es), the return authorization email and the original purchase invoice in the shipping parcel.
- In case You are returning a cosmetic product (with the exception of fragrances, for which return is not allowed), place the EC red label sticker (which was provided with the delivery) on the outside of the parcel.
- Close properly the shipping parcel.
- Provide DHL with the parcel and the DHL sticker on the collection date scheduled with Christian Louboutin Customer Service.
In addition, You agree to take particular care when packing the Product to be returned. If the returned Product has been damaged due to improper packaging, Christian Louboutin reserves the right to refuse its return or to accept it with a partial refund only (price reduced with repair costs).
Following receipt of Your Products in return, and provided that the return conditions are met, Christian Louboutin shall notify You by email that the total or partial refund of your Order is being processed. A credit shall then be issued in the same form as the original payment. Depending on Your financial institution, the refund may take up to 10 (ten) working days after Christian Louboutin has sent you the confirmation of the return.
Christian Louboutin undertakes to ensure that high quality standards are continuously met in the manufacturing of all Products. Every Product is controlled before being shipped.
However, if Your Product shows any defect, please contact the Customer Service immediately, and no later than five (5) days from the date of delivery, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In such case, You must indicate in Your email the alleged defect and join every supporting document (detailed photos of the Product, purchase date, number of the Order, etc.).
After considering these elements, Christian Louboutin reserves its right to recover the Product to conduct a physical investigation.
In case of a recognized defect, Christian Louboutin undertakes to either replace the defective Product to the extent of available stocks, or to either partially or fully refund the purchase price to You, depending on the nature of the defect.
Christian Louboutin reserves the right to refuse to follow up on a late claim, a claim relating to a defect for which You are responsible, or which derives from the nature of the Product (certain Products might have some uneven parts and/or irregularities which are parts of the manufacturing process or correspond to the material used).
Subject to possible liability arising from a defect as defined supra, Christian Louboutin shall only be liable for damages resulting from gross negligence or willful misconduct, whether in connection with the conclusion or performance of the Transaction or in connection with Your use of the Site.
The red lacquer of the soles wears out with the use of the shoes. This is not a manufacturing defect of the shoe, but a consequence of wear and tear arising from normal usage.
Christian Louboutin strongly recommends that You consult a professional in leather care or a shoemaker for specific care advice.
In order to keep Your Products in good condition, it is recommended to follow a general leather care as follows:
- keep the leather area clean and dry using a dry soft cloth;
- always store Your Products away from light and heat;
- protect Your leather good from rain and moisture;
- store Your Products in the Christian Louboutin dust bag provided to You when You are not using them;
- avoid contact with abrasive surfaces.
The size information is included with the description of each Product. Christian Louboutin provides the informative chart below to help You find the perfect size.
f You have additional questions, please contact the Customer Service by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling at 0800 048 2455 - OPTION 2 for all the countries from which the website is available, excluding Monaco (number dedicated to Monaco: 00 80 093 895).
Women’s size chart :
Men’s size chart :
Christian Louboutin sells its quality Products through the Site www.christianlouboutin.com, its stores and authorized resellers.
Christian Louboutin cannot warrant that the goods purchased from other sources will not be counterfeit, tampered with, second-hand or from dubious origins.
All other sites – except the one described above - containing the name “CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN” in the top level domain (meaning the name of the domain name) are not authorized to sell Christian Louboutin products and may be selling counterfeited products. Christian Louboutin kindly asks You to check the list of our boutiques under the section “OUR SHOPS” of our Site, or to check the list of authorized resellers.
To learn more about our anti-counterfeiting program, You may visit the site http://stopfake.christianlouboutin.com which is also edited by Christian Louboutin.
Christian Louboutin’s purpose is to provide You with comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information on the Site. It is unfortunately not possible to warrant that a website is entirely free from human or technological errors. This Site may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions, some of which may be linked to the price, availability, or information on Products. Christian Louboutin reserves the right to correct such errors, inaccuracies or omissions, even after an Order has been submitted, and to modify or update the information at any time without prior notice.
Christian Louboutin undertakes to maitain at all times the highest standards of security. Not only the Site does use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption, but it is also reinforced with all of the various existing encryption processes in order to provide the most effective protection possible for all sensitive payment information. Christian Louboutin does not have any access to confidential information about the means of payment. Indeed, only its banking partner has access to confidential information (card number, validity date, secret code) and these pieces of information cannot be reached by any other third party.”
Christian Louboutin cares about Your privacy
Any contract concluded with Christian Louboutin is subject to the laws of Switzerland, without application of their conflict of law rules.” Any dispute arising directly or indirectly from the conclusion, the interpretation or the performance of a contract with Christian Louboutin in accordance with the ToS shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the ordinary courts of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.