T+L Reports: Parisian Boutique Openings
Published: May 2009
The past year has seen countless boutique openings in Paris. Here are a few of our favorites. CLOTHING Yves Saint Laurent's former muse Loulou de la Falaise has thrown open the doors to her very own atelier and shop (7 Rue de Bourgogne, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-51-42-22). Across the river, the press-shy Martin Margiela cut the ribbon on his first stores, for women (25 Bis Rue de Montpensier, First Arr.; 33-1/40-15-07-55) and men, two doors down (33-1/40-15-06-44). Though his cloven-toed boots may not work for the office, his knits and jeans translate anywhere. FRAGRANCE JAR Parfums (14 Rue de Castiglione, First Arr.; 33-1/40-20-47-20) gives fans of Joel Rosenthal another chance to own something by the ultra-stylish jewelry designer behind JAR, off the Place Vendôme. His scents are sold exclusively in this tiny, refined shop. WATCHES Emika Lépine's boutique, Kyo (2 Rue de l'Échelle, First Arr.; 33-1/42-96-89-68), displays the slickest designer timepieces, plus hard-to-find European and Japanese models. BOOKS For one of the city's finest selections of tomes on contemporary art and graphics, head to Bookstorming (24 Rue de Penthièvre, Eighth Arr.; 33-1/42-25-15-58). The no-frills shop carries coffee-table editions by visual artists Giuseppe Penone and Antoni Muntadas.
—Sarah Raper Larenaudie