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Luxury Shopping Experts @ Paris

Luxury Shopping Experts @ Paris

Unique shopping experience that takes you to the best places in Paris

Vendôme, Saint-Honoré, Champs-Elysée

Founded in 1936, Maison Michel is an expert and large craftsman of the hat and accessories for hair. The art director Laetitia Crahay, responsible for accessories and jewellery for Chanel, gives a refined spirit, sometimes with the humorous codes and it is specially equipped with a strong identity. By its elegant design, its sophisticated fabric and its delicate colour, Maison Michel’s hat completes your silhouette and will give you a touch of Parisian chic. 22, Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris; michel-paris.com

Since 1945, Maison Camille Fournet has been known as the greatest watch strap manufacturer in the world of Haute Horlogerie. The House is committed to providing an unrivalled service, offering customers the opportunity to personalise every element, from the hand-painted edges to the form of the adjustment holes. In this boutique, you could find fine leather goods collection for women and men which are highly appreciated in international markets. This is the result of traditional know-how and extremely modern design sense. 5, Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris; camillefournet.com

Gaia Repossi, creative and artistic director registered the house in her time to make it desirable near her generation. Her appearance has finally brought together high fashion industry and traditional high jewellery world. New installation of the boutique at place Vendôme is the occasion to reveal a new line of high jewellery made up of nine models of earrings drawing of the garlands or the diamond suspensions around and on the lobe. Gaia’s contemporary and minimalistic design is a perfect match with the fashion of today. 6, Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris; repossi.com

Maison Cifonelli is considered as one of the most prestigious bespoke tailors. I have read that Karl Lagerfeld has said “it is possible for me to recognise a Cifonelli shoulder from more than 100 meters”. The secret of this famous shoulder is that it is cut towards the front and offers an unrivalled freedom of movement on the armholes. The launch of ‘Ready to wear by Cifonelli’ has allowed a greater number of customers to reach the brand. This one is offered in the new flagship store, alongside to grand-measure and demimeasure service. 83, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris; cifonelli.com

I think we can not consider Azzedine Alaïa’s creation in a fashion category, but rather an art. Beyond generations, its timeless style has seduced all the icons in the world, such as Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga & Michelle Obama. In its latest boutique in an 18th century building, you could find ready to wear collection, shoes, and accessories in a minimal and futuristic décor by iconic designers such as Pierre Paulin & Marc Newson. Kris Ruhs’s spectacular chandelier stretched across four spiral stairs, that will remain as a brilliant memory of your passage. 5, Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris; allia.fr

Elie Saab develops his international expansion in the world of haute couture. His flagship store in the Parisian Gold Triangle, at 1, Rondpoint des Champ- Elysées presents couture, prêt-à-porter and accessories. You will be warmly received with the most luxurious service. Despite their morphological differences, any woman could find her happiness here! Elie Saab’s dress always marks the waist and is made with the noblest materials like lace, chiffon and embroidery. It emphasises female body and gives an allure extremely elegant. 43 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris; eliesaab.com

Caravane offers you an invitation to travel in the art of living, with the concept of mixing artisanal know-how, fantasy and modernity. Its collection is made in France, renewed regularly, includes lighting, furniture, tablewares, and several textile lines. There are three boutiques in the different districts in Paris, you would certainly find inspirations to bring the warm and poetic atmosphere to your interior. 9, rue Jacob 75006 Paris, 6, rue Saint Paul 75004 Paris; 19, 22, rue Saint Nicolas 75012 Paris; caravane.fr

Palais Royal

“Heels offer a gesture to the leg, and nail colour adds a gesture to the hand,” says Christian Louboutin. The fetish french shoe designer has just opened its first beauty shop. In this magical space, you will find Louboutin Nail Color displayed as objects d’arts. Upstairs, Christian offers discreetly to the customers, an intimate private boudoir. This new space naturally completes both his first women’s and men’s flagship store at rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 17 – 19 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris; 8, Galerie Véro-Dodat, 75001 Paris; christianlouboutin.com

Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, François Mitterrand, Le Corbusier, Jacques Chirac, the list of famous customers of this house could be longer. Maison Bonnet, thanks to its heritage tracing back four generations, is the world’s only manufacturer to custom-tailor glasses in scales of tortoise. The house offers different new materials as the acetate or the horn of buffalo as well, but prêt-à-porter collection does not exist. According to them, to produce a pair of glasses which suits perfectly to your face and its particularity, at least 12 measurements are necessary. If it was not luxury, what could be? 5, Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris; maisonbonnet.com

Ala+»a, Ilvio Gallo
Alaia, Ilvio Gallo

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Maison Berluti is known as one of the most luxurious shoe makers in the world. The boutique Berluti 14, rue de Sèvres is only one Parisian boutique where customers can be offered its grand measure service which has been created in collaboration with Arnys, a bespoke tailor since 1933. Your order will be realised by Arnys’s elite team of cutters and tailors in the workshop situated at the 1st floor of the boutique. By visiting this mythical place, you will finally understand unprecedented possibility, to prospect a bespoke wardrobe, from head to toe. 14, Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris; berluti.com

Hermès’s third Parisian boutique was conceived in the old swimming pool of the Hotel Lutetia, classified as a historical monument. This huge concept store of nearly 1,500 m² with three wooden huts of 9 m high, you can admire the architectural splendour at the same time while shopping. You would feel like you are visiting a museum. You will find here the whole collection of art of living, ready-to-wear, fine leather goods, perfumes, fine watch and jewellery. Upstairs, there is a cosy tearoom and a bookshop with a selection of art books. 17, Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris; hermes.com

The department store Le Bon Marché is the symbol of the Left Bank and of its lifestyle. Within this landmark building, fashion, design, beauty, gastronomy, art and culture are brought together for the visitor’s enjoyment. I find that whether its category, all items sold here, they have a reason to be there by their innovative design or high-quality craftsmanship. One of my favourite corners is new women’s shoe space on the 2nd floor. The shopping in such a sumptuous decor is an indispensable experience. 24, Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris; lebonmarche.com

Marais

The store and café-restaurent, thanks to its unique concept, The Broken Arm has succeed in creating its strong identity. Raf Simons, Vetements, Gosha Rubchinski, Lemaire, Loewe… its brand selection is ultra pointed. This shows not only the current fashion trend but also what we can prospect for the future. Alongside to cloth and accessories, books, magazines and objects are also offered. The café-restaurent is open from breakfast to late afternoon, an opportunity for you to enjoy their fresh elaborated meals. 12, Rue Perré, 75003 Paris; the-broken-arm.com

Korean multi brands concept-store Tom Greyhound opened its first international spot in the North Marais district which became the heart of latest Parisian fashion. In this pleasant open space, you could find an eclectic array of creations from international designers, such as Alexander Wang, Acne studios, Marni, Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten and 3.1.Phillip Lim. At the same time you would be surprised by discovering up-andcoming talents such as J.W. Anderson, Roksanda, Etienne Deroeux or Julien David. 19, Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris;
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Created in collaboration with the Belgian artist Arne Quinze, L’Eclaireur Sevigné is a unmissable destination for both genders by reason of its unique fascinating atmosphere. By entering fist room, you will be impressed by an exceptional perfume selection. Moving into the main space, you will discover a surprising environment composed of two tonnes of wooden planks and 147 video screens. The designers featured here, including Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann and Craig Green are amongst the most sophisticated. 40, Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris; leclaireur.com

The home decor concept store Merci reflects a Parisian lifestyle trend ‘Bobo’ Bohemian bourgeoisie. With its skylights and cosy atmosphere, you could enjoy the shopping of creator’s clothing, household linen, tablewares and contemporary furniture and vintage. You could also have a break in the café-library, taking time to browse through a book. Merci engages an act of generosity since all the benefits are transferred to associations which help Malagasy children. 111, Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris; merci-merci.com

 

Paris Shopping Tour is the first shopping platform in Paris offering premium services. By showing the French know-how and the quality of the Parisian lifestyle, the team of fashion experts are here to provide a truly unique shopping experience. www.parisshoppingtour.com

 

© This article was first published in Apr-May 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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