Paris Fashion Week is loved for its highly anticipated collections (think Isabel Marant, Miu Miu, Junya Watanabe, Chanel, and Balenciaga) and amazing Parisian street style set against the City of Light’s backdrop. Memorable tourist locations include the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, however the style set prefers the shopping scene when in town. Whether you’re looking to kill time between Chloe and YSL or need to pick up a stylish cover-up, here are Paris’ top five shopping destinations, for you to get your shop on between the ready-to-wear shows.
213 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
This cult favorite has earned its stripes for its wide selection of trendy, unique, and hard to find items. Colette is a great stop to amp up your street style status, with garments and accessories from top designer labels, as well as a selection of urban pieces such as Adidas sneakers and KidRobot figurines. Claudia Schiffer has collaborated on a line with the store before, while Erin Wasson, Harley Viera-Newton and Lily Cole are also noted visitors of the super-store.
64 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
This second-hand store is a favorite for it’s one-of-a-kind vintage finds. Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, who have perfected the vintage/designer look, have both shopped this vintage mecca. Scattered in the front of the store you may also find newer designs, such as a selection of Cheap Monday denim.
12 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris
The perfect stop for the girl looking to visit the Louvre and do some shopping, with only enough time to do one. L ‘Eclaireur showcases Paris’s top designers amongst curated artwork from up and coming French artists. With five locations in Paris, this is a can’t-miss boutique that has been perused by Gisele and Jessica Stam.
Kokon to Zai (KTZ)
48 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
This boutique aims to sell never before seen items, making KTZ a perfect stop for that Tommy Ton-worthy outfit amplifier. Racks here are filled with underground designer names, avant-garde pieces, as well as the store’s namesake collection of stylish pieces. Cara Delevingne has been spotted at the London outpost before, and we’re sure to see more models visit this upcoming week.
31 rue des Rosiers, 09 64 45 19 95 Paris
This concept store has recently put itself on the map for its unique approach to merchandising, providing a mostly unisex selection of clothing on the basis that couples often share their clothes with each other. There are separate mens and womens collections, but shoppers are encouraged to draw inspiration from their better half. Campaigns feature real-life couples in complimentary outfits; we have our fingers crossed for a Kate Moss and Jamie Hince ad for the British locations!