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112 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
The French classics. High-quality denims, soft colors, nice cuts. Probably the best offer for value when it comes to designer jeans. My personal best: I simply wear only A.P.C jeans. For 120€, I have a long-lasting pair of jeans that perfectly fits my bottom.
213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
No need to present it. The coolest store in Paris. Historical concept-store internationally-known. Probably one of the top 3 most iconic shops worldwide. Try and get there early in the morning to avoid the huge crowd! Watch out their shoes (included limited edition - ex: Sorel Caribou), sneakers, suits and accessories like watches. From there, you can easily walk around and find vintage / second-hand watches shop.
19 Rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris
I used to really love this shop when it was a trully multi-brands one. It is not the case anymore as it really focuses on Paul Smith now. Still, you can find some great shoes and tailor items as the UK tailor can do. And it is worth going there since it is just a few blocks away of many other nice stores (Jinji, Ralph Lauren, Le Bon Marché to name just a few).
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236 Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris
128 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Men-focused address of Frenchtrotters, in the very hype Haut-Marais district. The shop highlights French labels (like A.P.C, Commune de Paris, Veja and its own brand Frenchtrotters), and also cool brands like Band of Outsiders, Engineered Garments, Gitman Vintage, Nigel Cabourn, Oak Street Bootmaters (in exclusivity!) or S.N.S Herning.
Great place, with great surroundings! Spend the afternoon in this area where you can find all you’d crave for (+ online shop).
17 rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
The most beautiful stores in town. Just worth the visit. And more if you can afford…
20 rue du Vieux Colombier, 75006 Paris
French shoemaker since 1934. Very high-quality artisanal brogues, high-top boots, derbies etc…, starting at 300
22 rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris
Very small shop - not very nice sellers to me. But quite an interesting selection of brands: Woolrich, Bellerose, YMC, Bleu de Paname, Comme des Garçons, Canada Goose, Nike & New Balance… Raw high-quality materials for a raw genuine style.
21 rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris
Top-end luxury designer like: Anna Sui, Costume National, Dior, Miu Miu, Prada, Stella McCartney, Viktor&Rolf…
52 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris
In a very exclusive and central district, you will find what I consider to be the best Parisian new-generation label (regardless of the prices!) defininf the “new-classic” - as they say. Just look at there sober outfit mixing Italian or English materials, French classic design, with Japanese inspirations. Time-less elegance, though very stylish and pretty modern (could be modern at any era). Special care is given to the quality of the fabric and the tailoring of the garments. The ideal blend of tradition knowhow and modern look. And trust me: I have been invited to one of their showroom once, and I really had time to touch all products made of the highest quality for everyday life.
Le Bon Marché
24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
Certainly not the most beautiful department store of the city, but without any doubt the most selective one. Only high fashion, créateurs & hard-to-find labels, both for Men a Women, all in 2 buildings close to each other. Amazing range of shoes & accessories (leather goods are great! but also their watches offer). From Dior to Ralph Lauren but also Lanvin, Paul & Joe, all a gentleman needs to consider is in the Men’s building ground floor. Don’t miss the “createurs” zone with very cool labels like AMI. You will not be annoyed by the crowd: rumours say that the department store is way to expensive, which is not true but operate as a natural filter.
Le Centre Commercial
2 Rue de Marseille, 75010 Paris
Multi-brands concept store opened by sneakers makers Veja. A one-stop-shop in a highly fashionable district with lots of cafés, and opening stores, that offers the ideal blend of quality, style and heritage.Let me just tell you the brands on their shelves so you can easily understand you have to make a stop there when in Paris: Bleu de Paname, Bérangère Claire, Barbour, Grenson, Heritage Research, Pendleton, S.N.S Herning, etc…
L’Eclaireur - Malher
12 rue Malher, 75004 Paris
L’Eclaireur, for all of its 6 stores in Paris, is THE ultimate fashion & cultural experience. Probably the most iconic store with Colette, but I would say eve more selective and with a much stronger and more coherent DNA. Only top-end cool apparel & accessories at high prices. Other stores spread all over Paris. The Place des Victoires - Hérold boutique was ranked number 1 in Goldman Sachs’ very famous luxury guide in 2005. This Malher boutique is dedicated to the Men wardrobes. Love it, though it is not always easy to buy something there for budget reasons.
L’Eclaireur - Place des Victoires Hérold
10 rue Hérold, 75001 Paris
L’Eclaireur, for all of its 6 stores in Paris, is THE ultimate fashion & cultural experience. Probably the most iconic store with Colette, but I would say eve more selective and with a much stronger and more coherent DNA. Only top-end cool apparel & accessories at high prices. Other stores spread all over Paris. The Place des Victoires - Hérold boutique was ranked number 1 in Goldman Sachs’ very famous luxury guide in 2005. Love it, though it is not always easy to buy something there for budget reasons.
66 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris
Very large recently-borned Concept Store for Men & Women. We know the Champs-Elysées is not a very attractive place to do shopping. But we’d encourage to go beyond this first a-priori and visit this store. There is no other hot spots around, but Le 66 is so large that you can easily spend a couple of hours there. Worth the visit for its very diverse selection, that doesn’t necessarily focus on the French lablers or the Americana trend, or the Scandinavian brands. Prices range goes from affordable small items to ultra-rare pieces. VERY NICE employees (though a bit pushy).
Optiques Marc Le Bihan
22 rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris
Great glasses chain in Paris, where you can find any type of glasses, all brands. Because it takes all sorts to make a world! Only issue there: it is so fashionable that you will see all type of weird faces, hipsters, models, etc… But the team is really great and helpful.
11 Place du Palais Bourbon, 75007 Paris
My favorite shoemaker when it comes to handcrafted (and potentially limited-edition) sneakers. When I first pushed the doors of this small shop, I have immediately been warmly welcomed as in any other luxury French “maisons”, and felt very comfortable. High-top sneakers start around 350€ but believe me, they worth it. I have bought some black and white ones and trully LOVE them as a little kid would love his favorite toys. Connoisseurs know why. The best high-top sneakers ever with the Lavnin’s.
Ralph Lauren (European flagship)
173 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris
Ralph Lauren’s European flagship store, featuring almost all the US group’s brands. Ralph Lauren “simply” bought a typical 19th century building to give the brand a new amazing flasghip store. The place is very nice and can be quite peaceful (in the morning). Get there at 10:30 am, spend an hour and a half walking through all stages and universes, and then go the Ralph’s, so-called best US restaurant in Paris, with the boss’ personal meat coming from Argentina. (I would recommend their eton collar shirts, that I love).
Royalcheese - Poitou
26 rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris
The Royalcheese shop Rue de Poitou is the great synthesis of all that Royalcheese has to offer: from English classics to Americana brands, but also Scandinavian labels. It is actually a (nice!) fashionable shop and not a timeless institution. For the hipsters, not the Elegants or Dandies.
Royalcheese - Tiquetonne
22/24 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
For demanding customers, looking for a very diverse offer in a very warm store (not an all-white so cold concept store). A large choice that might make you forget about your initial quest. Examples of brands you can get there: A.P.C Madras, Barbour, Edwin, Grenson, Hawick Knitwear, La Ceinture, Patagonia, Penfield USA, SNS Herning, Sanders, Sandqvist (great backpacks!!)…
Royalcheese - Shoes & Accessories
129 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Real shoes porn… THE shoes shop where to find stylish & comfortable shoes that last a life-time. Redwing, Grenson, Paraboots, Walk-Over, Clarks, Sebago, Quoddy… Because shoes is actually an art of living. And they know it at Royalcheese.
9 rue Dombasle, 75015 Paris
I know and love this place for at least three reasons:
1/ it is for sure one of the best cobbler / shoe-repairer in town (my grand-grand-father was one)
2/ he’s a real artist (and acts as so, being sometimes late in delivery)
3/ it is so close to my home that I’m very lucky (and there is not much great shops in my district)
Surface to Air
108 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Just 20 meters away from Frenchtrotters, Surface to Air brings you its own brand’s apparel & accessories. Great cuts, nice materials, for a typical Parisian style. Particularly like the Kid Cudi Leather Collection in exclusivity. Amazing good value leather jackets (see here)!