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Kate van den Boogert

Fashion and Paris are practically synonymous, and everyone wants to take home a piece of Parisian chic. Whether you’re looking for some classic French history from brands like Chanel or Dior, more accessible fashion from younger labels like Isabel Marant or Vanessa Bruno, or edgy designs from cutting-edge designers, there’s all that and more on the streets of the capital. Make sure to hit fashion strips, such as the Rue de Grenelle in St. Germain for big-name labels including Céline or YSL, the Avenue Montaigne near the Champs-Elysées for luxe brands like Chanel or Dior, the Palais Royal and Rue St-Honoré in central Paris for more creative labels like Acne or Marc Jacobs, and the Northern Marais for emerging independent brands. Whatever your taste or style, you are sure to love shopping for clothes in Paris. Even window shopping here is an inspiration—as is the street fashion. Here, you are free to take your sartorial cues from just about everyone.

Le 66

What a surprise to stumble across this edgy fashion labyrinth just off the Champs-Elysées. Organized around three spaces (shoes, accessories, and ready-to-wear), it’s the city’s largest concept store. You’ll find an on-the-money edit of French and international talents, including Helmut Lang, Isabel Benenato, Givenchy, and Vencouver, plus exhibitions and musical selections. And it’s even open Sunday!

Spree

We love this longstanding arty and bohemian women’s wear multi-brand in the heart of Montmartre. Run by art and fashion lovers, Roberta Oprandi and Bruni Hadjadj, the space combines their love for designer fashion, furniture, and art, and stocks pieces from Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Comme des Garçons, Tsumori Chisato, and more. 

French Trotters

This pioneering Parisian multi-brand pimps great international fashion brands from Scandinavia, the US and Japan, along with the cream of the French scene, such as Ami, A.P.C., Larose, and its own, growing ready-to-wear collections for men and women. There’s also a great range of crafty housewares.

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