For the people of the fashion world, Paris is the Mecca that outshines every other fashion city in the world. With some of the most coveted luxury brands to its claim, Paris brings some of the most exclusive fashion experiences that you can only indulge in when in this fashion capital. From shopping tours to fashion museums, here are some of the finest in the city of Paris.
La Vallée Village
La Vallée Village in Paris is a dream brought to life for those who believe in the power of luxury retail therapy. This shopping district brings to its patrons about 1000 outlets of the choicest high street labels. With luxury car transfer, decorative art museum, gourmet dining outlets and more, a visit to this shopping district with your partner will guarantee a day well spent right in the land of luxury.
Fashion bloggers House of Misu indulge in some hands-free shopping at La Vallée Village. Photo credit- Unique Agency
Coco Chanel Tour
The women behind the some of the most significant fashion introductions, be it the little black dress, costume jewellery or even androgynous clothing for women, Coco Chanel’s life is an inspiration to people both, in and outside the fashion world. Live a day in the life of this fashion icon by signing up for the Coco Chanel tour. The two-hour long walk takes you to Coco’s favorite haunts, including cafes, restaurants and 31 rue Cambon; Chanel’s flagship store where it all began. To make this better, find your guide dressed as Coco Chanel herself as she embodies the spirit and mannerisms of this late leader of the fashion industry.
Paris Bobo Shopping Tour
A distinctively Parisian style, “Bobo” is the mixing of the fashion sensibilities of two social classes that were quite unlike each other – the bourgeoisie and the bohemians. Learn how to master this look and blend sophisticated with casual, prim with laid-back and luxury with vintage. Your guide for the tour will not only take you to stores and boutiques that house an impeccable collection of garments that supplement this trend but also gives you styling tips and behavior secrets so you can attain the perfect Bobo look.
Makeover day and Shopping Tour
If you are looking for absolute pampering, head to your nearest Jean-Claude Biguine for an ultra-glam beauty session or opt for a styling and shopping day in Paris and waltz into the evening feeling like a star. With a personal stylist giving you suggestions of what clothes and colors work best for your complexion and body type and a hairstylist looking after your locks in order to enhance their appeal, you’re sure to feel like nothing less than a star. The five-hour long tour also includes a lunch and helps you shop for your style within your budget.
Fashion bloggers House of Misu being pampered at the Jean-Claude Biguine Paris
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
A former couture house of the prodigal couturier, Musée Yves Saint Laurent is dedicated solely to the works of this fashion designer. The museum starts out with the iconic Mondrian collection from 1965, the cocktail dresses printed with the abstract paintings of French artist Piet Mondrian and exposes its visitors to a vast range of items exclusive to his collection.
Ever wondered what would it be like to sit behind a desk, carefully inspecting the precious gems, and piecing them together to create marvels that would be handed to from generation to generation. One of the world’s most reputed jewellery brands in the world, Van Cleef & Arpels opens the doors with L’École Van Cleef – their jewellery school, on the Place Vendôme, to enthusiasts, and teaches them the art of jewellery making and techniques to interpret gemstones. If the glint of precious stones catches your eyes and inspires your imagination this is a must experience for you.
Tour of les Galeries Lafayette Paris
A global event-based retail and fashion leader, les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has become a Paris icon since its creation in 1894, and a must-visit venue in the capital. The department store’s Art Nouveau Cupola encloses 70,000 square metres of retail floor space dedicated to fashion. More than 3,500 brands from around the world, ranging from the affordable to luxury, can be found in the three buildings. You can catch modern art in the first-floor gallery, take in a fashion show, enjoy the rooftop panorama, or book a personal shopping experience for a more tailored way to shop here.
Fashion bloggers House of Misu at the symbol of Parisian elegance and art de vivre, les Galeries Lafayette
Vintage Shopping in Le Marais
Shop for vintage fashion like a French girl in the very hip Le Marais neighbourhood – home to a plethora of vintage shops and art galleries. Here you will find delightful boutiques filled with pre-loved designer pieces from the most impressive Parisian closets. Whether it’s eclectic pieces by the likes of Chloé and Yves Saint Laurent from the 60s or the rare Hermès bags you are unlikely to find on the market, here you are sure to find exquisite souvenirs reminiscent of historical French style.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
An art museum and a cultural center, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is not just an initiative to promote the finest talents in the creative world but also one of the greatest architectural exploits of the 21st century. The collection there comprises a constantly evolving body of works that naturally fall into four categories: Contemplative, Pop, Expressionist and Music and Sound. The foundation is currently home to 217 creations by 87 artists.
The address of some of the most prestigious haute couture labels, Avenue Montaigne is located right in the heart of the Triangle d’Or, or The Golden Triangle, one of the most popular luxury shopping districts of Paris. Lined with boutiques and stores of brands like Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Céline, Hermès, and Prada, this street is a haven for every luxury shopper.
Cité De La Mode et du Design
An emblem of Paris as a city in perpetual motion, eclectic and creative – The Cité De La Mode et du Design, truly embodies the symbolism it stands for. Each year the space is structured around three major axes: In the springtime, it’s about photography, for summer, a themed, participatory, interactive exhibition and in winter, a voyage of discovery of a country through its culture. The visuals remain consistent through the year, synergizing these three verticals are those of their botanical installations which are always are in bloom at the Cité, both as part of the exhibitions presented, or on their own.
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