The City of Lights is the ultimate place for fashion lovers and an experience they must enjoy at least once in their life. The magnificent capital will grow your love of fashion and turn the not so enthusiastic into the ultimate fashion aficionado! There are many exciting stops in Paris that will allow you to get your fashion fix. Here are the best things to do in Paris if you love fashion.
1. Relish in the Designs at Musée Yves Saint Laurent
The couture house at 5 Avenue Marceau, where Yves Saint Laurent worked for almost 30 years, presents the world class couturiers designs in various rooms, each showcasing his signature style. From his designs from the Dior years to the most famous looks from YSL. This is a must see for any fashion connoisseur.
2. A Piece of History: Chanel Boutique, 31 Rue Cambon
Get your fashion fix and pay a visit to a place that holds so much fashion history – 31 Rue Cambon. Home to both Coco Chanel’s wonderful apartment and her beautiful boutique. Even if you lack the funds to splurge on some Chanel classics, a trip to this magical site is a wonder of its own.
3. Window shopping at Rue du Fauburg Saint-Honoré
If retail therapy will help you get your fashion fix, then head to Rue du Fauburg Saint-Honoré. It’s the perfect place to wander and enjoy some high fashion – even if it’s just to look! It’s known as one of the best shopping streets in the world. The narrow Parisian street is home to fashion houses large and small, from Chloe to Givenchy.
4. Musée de la Mode et du Textile
The Louvre is for the art lover and the Musée de la Mode et du Textile is for the fashion lover. This fashion museum plays hosts to many wonderful themed exhibitions that you simply cannot miss during any visit to Paris! Indulge in work by Azzedine Alaïa, Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior and Jeanne Lanvin among many other greats.
5. Enjoy Some Retail Therapy at Galerie Lafayette
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience then you must visit this old department store that houses labels such as Chanel and Dior underneath a 100 years old dome – the perfect backdrop for all the luxury labels. Once you’re tired out from shopping, don’t forget to head upstairs and take in the breath-taking view of Paris from the Galerie Lafayette rooftop.
6. Take a Wander Down Boulevard Saint-Germain
Being the paradise for fashion lovers, there’s no surprise that another thing to do in Paris involves shopping! Boulevard Saint-Germain is a bit more up-market and glamourous. Here you’ll find Designer brands in all their glory. The street is also home the famous and renowned cafe – Cafe de Flore, where you can relax and relish in the art of people watching.
8. Stay at the Plaza Athenee, Avenue Montaigne
One of the most beautiful and famous hotels in the world, the Plaza Athenee will allow you to play out your Carrie Bradshaw fantasy. If you’re a fan of Sex and the City, then you must visit and catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower among the rooftops of Pairs. If the luxury hotel isn’t in your budget however, a stroll down Avenue Montagine where you can walk amongst Designer boutiques whilst taking in the view of the tower will make your SATC dreams come true.
9. Pick Up Some Parisian Vintage Gems
Paris is a mecca for all things vintage and Le Marais is the best neighbourhood to pick up some second-hand steals. The cool part of Paris boasts an array of stores that offer clothing from as little as 1€ – a fashion enthusiasts dream! If you prefer something with a not-so-hipster vibe and enjoy the art of haggling, head to the flea market at Marché aux Puces – it’s been voted the best in the world. Find all the vintage you never knew you needed!