A few steps away, stands the Avenue Montaigne. This chic avenue is located in Paris' “Triangle d’or”, district of worldwide fame between Champs Elysées, Avenue Georges V and Avenue Montaigne. Historically, wealthy bourgeoisie settled in these streets and shaped in form and image to reflect their social position. These prestigious avenues have attracted large luxury brands, wealthy mansions and luxurious private apartments of politicians. Chanel, Dior, Repetto, Nina Ricci, Jimmy Choo, Chloé, Versace, Valentinoand others names are settled in this avenue.
Avenue Montaigne, 8th District, 75008 Paris
Le Bon Marché�is a high-end mall located in the 7thdistrict of Paris. It offers a fantastic choice of high end products: from special luxury boutiques and fashion accessory departments, to lingerie department and children’s departments. From the moment you enter the store, you enter a wonderful new world!
Le Bon Marché, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
Le Bon Marché Photo Credit : www.lebonmarché.com
The Avant-Guard Paris
Select designers decide to highlight couture and fashion in a different way. Paris is inspiring and innovating, and concept stores multiply throughout the capital- each one adding to and changing the landscape of fashion. Here are a few concept stores that are a must-see:
colette Paris�became, within a few years, a mecca in Paris. This innovative eponymous store located at 213 Rue Faubourg-Saint-Honoré is owned by Colette Rousseaux and her daughter Sarah. These two very discreet women are very creative and provide an eclectic selection in their store. Luxury special creations from big Houses such as Hermès or Marc Jacobs are perfectly matched with more affordable products from small producers. Art, gourmet, fashion, jewelry and goodies can be bought in this store, making it a very unique place, visited as a monument by trend lovers all over the world. The two women often bring back amazing pieces of art and clothes from their trips around the world.
Colette, 213 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
colette Paris�Photo Credit : colette.fr
Merci, is a beautiful loft flooded with light which you will have lots of fun exploring. Behind a door, find that summer dress you've always dreamed of, and then sit on a couch for a fresh drink of lemonade, while you chose your next book! The added wow factor is Merci's philanthropic aspect: a part of the proceeds made on each sale goes to charity. It is supported by prestigious names such as Yves Saint Laurent and Stella Mc Cartney.
Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon welcomes you to his home called "Chez moi". What seems to be an ordinary contemporary flat at first sight is actually a concept store where you can buy everything, from the bed to the bottles of wine in his cellar. His father, passionate about wine, is in charge of the very fine selection you can find in the cellar. The whole store has been conceived by this young French entrepreneur. Young designers such as barbaseb and Polit provide pieces in limited series in this very creative place. This concept store provide goods that go from 5 euros to 8 000 euros.
Chez moi, 25 rue Hérold, 75001 Paris
The famous�Saint-Ouen�flea-market is experiencing a much merited revival. Young merchants and big names joined forces in making it the new trendy place. Philippe Starck, famous home designer, customized the so called “Cocotte” restaurant of the Saint-Ouen market, contributing to make it a successful place where it is relaxing to have a gourmet meal. Meanwhile Habitat and L’Eclaireur, respectively furnitures and design stores invested to create vintage show-rooms.
Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen, 138 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen Photo Credit : www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com
A refreshing Gourmet break
The very private and confidential�Café M�of the�Hyatt Paris Madeleine�has been refreshed by the designer Pascal Deprez, and has become the perfect place for breakfast or lunch.
You can taste the fine cuisine of the Chef Patrick Charvet that combines fresh and seasonal products with great flavors. This ambitious Chef has just created the “Wine and More” concept, a chic and gastronomic aperitif! Patrick Charvet makes very fine cuisine in a very cosy setting.
Café M, Hyatt Paris Madeleine Hotel, 24 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris
In the heart of the Marais, a trendy district of Paris, the famous French Chef Alain Ducasse has his school on the third floor of the BHV or Bazar of the Hôtel de Ville. BHV is a department store owned by the Galeries Lafayette where you can find luxury home furnitures and high end design goodies. This is the meeting place of creative Parisians and now it is also for gourmet lovers. You can take classes with the incredible Alain Ducasse and take home the teachings of the world-acclaimed Chef.
BHV, 52 rue de Rivoli, 75189 Paris
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