Paris

Paris Travel Guide

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For splurge-worthy outfits with a classic bent.

Entering this store is like stepping into a kinder, gentler era of travel.

The haute fashion house of Vanessa Bruno is located in the city's sixth arrondissement. The daughter of Danish 1960’s supermodel and French fashion house founder Emmanuelle Khan, Bruno launched her line at the young age of 24.

Formerly of Christian Dior and Hermès, impeccably pedigreed shoe designer, Pierre Hardy, displays his sculptural shoes at a black-lacquered space at Palais Royal Gardens.

Chaumet, jewelers to Napoleon, and Van Cleef & Arpels divide this elegant space beneath photos of the real Place Vendôme. Fine jewelry and watches can be reserved ahead and delivered to your gate.

Insider clout: Braly books clients an unadvertised private tour of Río Secreto, one of Mexico’s cenotes (underground rivers), including a hike to some remote swimming holes, followed by lunch. Years as agent: 21.