Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

or
clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Says You Need to Save Your Pennies for Louboutins

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, whose most recent gig is the face of Burberry Body, says that every woman should save her pennies for Louboutins. "I feel they make you look very sexy, the cuts are beautiful; the lines, the colours, the embellishments," she said about the red-soled shoes. "Every girl should be lucky enough to have them. If you can save up for a pair: put away a dollar a week. It's worth it girls. It is really worth it!"

Louboutins are expensive. So let's start with a relatively inexpensive pair, like these cute asymmetric Orsay heels, which retail for $595. If you followed Rosie's advice and put aside a dollar a week, it would take you 595 weeks to afford the shoes. Averaging 52 weeks in a year, it would take you about eleven and a half years to put enough money aside, and that doesn't include shipping and handling.

If you were going to up the ante a little bit and put aside five dollars a week, it would only take 119 weeks to save up for this particular pair of Loubs. That's 2.3 years, which doesn't seem as bad, and you run less of a risk of the shoes not being available by the time you've finished saving up for them.

However, what if the Orsay shoes aren't your favorite? What if you prefer these cute patent leather slingbacks, at $945? Or maybe you really love these killer python peeptoes, which run for $1,195? You'd better get a side job as a Victoria's Secret model if you want to save up for those.
· Super Saver [Vogue UK]
· Christian Louboutin Shoes [Bergdorf Goodman]
· Rosie Huntington Whiteley Takes Off Her Burberry Trench [Racked]