On Our Radar: Paris Shopping
Where do chic Parisians shop these days? Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent Tina Isaac shares her insider tips here:
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Around the corner from the glittering heavy artillery in the Place Vendôme, Stéphanie Roger’s newly opened WhiteBird jewelry gallery specializes in stylishly singular - and comparatively affordable- niche brands from around the world, almost all of them designed by women (Jean Grisoni is the lone exception). (34 rue du Mont Thabor, 1st.)
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Pinel & Pinel (pictured above)
A lone ranger in whimsical leather trunks and bespoke accessories since 2001, Fred Pinel has finally opened shop. This courtyard boutique on the Rue Royal showcases his newly expanded line of colorful small leather goods, purses and weekend carryalls as well as portable “iCase” boomboxes, luxe picnic baskets, Bonzai trunks and leather-clad vintage video game consoles that double as a 1800-watt sound system. (22 rue Royale, 8th.)
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A sister store to Dandy Parisien, this multibrand boutique offers including up and coming labels like Lou de Beauregard and Hotel Particulier. (19 rue Guisarde, 6th.)
A protégé of Claude Montana at Lanvin, Derrien also worked for the popular brand Dorothee bis and later in the Hermes accessories department. Now, he has his own label, where he designs RTW and made to measure pieces for a clientele that is fashionable but discreet. (39 rue Vaneau, 7th.)
This hip multibrand boutique, along with its neighbor Isabel Marant, is drawing crowds to the rue de Charonne area. Also nearby: Dr. Hauschka day spa!
Tina Isaac is Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent.