Maison Ernest, Paris

Founded in 1904 by shoemaker Ernest Amselle, Maison Ernest and its expertise in high heels is almost as old as the Eiffel Tower. The Pigalle address has retained its insider status, but with neighbours like the Moulin Rouge it’s no less emblematic of the city’s risqué heritage. Ernest’s is a story of elevation, liberation and a brand crafting vertiginous stiletto heels and provocatively pointed toes, providing women with the capacity for endless seduction. 

Maison Ernest heels bind the foot with the posture and poise; they fine hone the contours of the legs which in turn become never-ending. The brand has always understood how to intensify femininity, rendering women ever more spell-binding.

Fashion, photography, shows, Blanca Li and Philippe Decouflé’s choreography, and now today the new Crazy Horse and Mugler Follies cabarets, Kylie Minogue or Beyoncé, they’ve all adopted the dizzying heights of Maison Ernest’s signature. 

The historic boutique is located in Pigalle, at 75 Boulevard de Clichy in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.