Danielle Steele has 6,000 pairs of Christian Louboutins. What?!

Andy WarholAndy WarholCelebrity favorite shoemaker, Christian Louboutin, may sell fancy heels from $495 and up, but his business is not suffering from the recession. In fact, the sale of Louboutins are up, and over 340,000 pairs are sold annually. Obviously, not everyone can afford or wants to spend that kind of dough on fancy pumps, but Louboutin himself estimates that about 3,000 women have around 500 pairs of his shoes each. (Um... 500 times $500 is $250,000. Holy crap.)

Louboutin's best customer is author Danielle Steele. "She has at least 6,000 pairs, if not more," he says. "She comes to Paris, and she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, 'I'm a little disappointed - there's nothing in the store,' and walks out with 80 pairs. She is super."

And we thought our closets were brimming over with shoes. 6,000 pairs? What on earth do you do with that many shoes? You could wear a different pair every day for over 16 years!

When it comes to shoes, do you tend to save up for a few special pairs, or buy more at an affordable price? [Fashionologie]