A Fashionable Guide to Paris

A Fashionable 

Guide to Paris 


A Fashionable Guide to Paris



Summer in Paris



Running from 23rd September - 1st October, Paris Fashion Week is the final instalment in the September programme. A city beloved throughout history by the fashion set, enjoy our picks of the best spots to dine, shop and of course, the shows not to miss. 



Running from 23rd September - 1st October, Paris Fashion Week is the final instalment in the September programme. A city beloved throughout history by the fashion set, enjoy our picks of the best spots to dine, shop and of course, the shows not to miss. 




À la Carte, À la Mode

Rest is not the trend du jour during fashion week the day doesn't stop once the shows do, with dinners and drinks at the city’s best venues. Burning the candle at both ends never looked so good. 


LES GRAND VERRES // With interiors that design lovers flock to, Les Grand Verres is the ideal fashion week restaurant. Located within the Palais de Tokyo, art and style are at the core of the concept. Dine on delicious moules and truffle spatzle pasta, before the pièce de résistance of the pistachio semifreddo. 

MAISON PLISSON// At Maison Plisson, 'you eat like at home'—which is exactly what you'll be craving after endless coffees and back-to-back fashion shows. Boasting seasonal ingredients, fresh cooking and an inviting terrace, it seems Maison Plison lives up to its hype. Afterwards, you can also shop the wonderful produce to take home! 


BRASSERIE AUTEUIL // Why wait until Milan fashion week to enjoy a taste of Italy? Brasserie Auteuil offers pizzas galore, a relaxing rooftop for pre-dinner drinks, as well as tempting dessert menu. The restaurant interiors are what captured our attention, from the bright yellow tiles, to the abundance of botanical touches. 


Stylish Abodes




A Stylish Abode




The Shows

With so many shows to take in, here are the ones book in your diary. 

DIOR // TUESDAY 24th SEPT — Is there anything more quintessentially fashion than Dior in Paris? Just like Carrie Bradshaw knew, Dior and Paris go together like London and the rain — it is a sure cert. Having fallen in love with the brand all over again with the Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A in London, the front row will be appropriately excited to see the elegant creations descend the catwalk for the September show. 


OFF-WHITE // THURSDAY 26th SEPT — Virgil Abloh has changed the fashion landscape in recent years and Off-White is where his greatest fashion creations come to life. In its infancy the brand called Milan home, moving to Paris for recent seasons. Loved by the likes of Rihanna and Bella Hadid, Off-White has been heralded as bringing streetwear to the high-fashion world.


STELLA MCCARTNEY // MON 30th SEPT — Stella McCartney is one of the few designers challenging the fashion industry to pay attention to the impact of clothing on climate change and sustainability and for this we salute her. What's more, the collections produced each season offer everything a modern woman aims for in her wardrobe. Last season’s expertly oversized tailoring left us wanting more.


VALENTINO // SUN 29th SEPT — After a kaleidoscope of ruffles and colour in the spring ready-to-wear runway, the next Valentino show is not to be missed. The collections are ultra feminine and expertly Parisian. It will no doubt include A-list names too  from the models to the frow.


Art & Design

The exhibitions of the season offer the ideal accompaniment to the creativity of fashion week. 


ANDRE KERTESZ @ JEU DE PAUME PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY // He is not as well known as the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, yet the Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz has produced an exceptional catalogue of classic works. Having emigrated to Paris in 1925, he spent a large part of his life in the French capital, so it seems apt for the Photographers Gallery to present the first ever retrospective of his work within Europe. His pictures of Montmartre will transport you back to early 20th century Paris. 

DEGAS AT THE OPERA @ D'ORSAY MUSEUM // The impressionist artist Edgar Degas was fascinated with beautiful ballerinas and the opera. In celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera, the D'Orsay museum is opening an exhibition of his works depicting the theatres of 19th century Paris. What's interesting is his exploration of the world behind the scenes  from the dressing room to the stage wings — an enchantment that fashion photographers of today have equally fallen for. 


FELIX FENEON @ MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY // A truly avant garde artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Felix Feneon's other-worldly creations are being displayed at the Musee du Quai Branly until the 28th September. His self portraits look like the inspiration behind Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factor— with his walking stick and top hat, as well as the rainbow of colour in the background. Go and explore these fascinating works for yourself.  


VISIBLE INVISIBLE @ THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES // Exploring the theme of the seen and unseen, this exhibition at the Palace of Versailles offers a variety of different artists, on display in simply beautiful surroundings. If you needed an excuse to take a trip to the Palace, this show is it!



Homes Near The Tuilleries






Homes Near The Tuilleries



Paris Boutiques

Because it would be wrong not to shop during fashion week, non?


MERCI CONCEPT STORE // As classic as the vintage car outside its store-front, Merci has become a staple of the shopping scene in the city. The three story concept store is the place to go if you are looking for unique clothing brands or homewares that will make you want to completely redecorate. Their selection of lighting and linens is second to none.


RUE SAINT HONORE // After you've seen all the shows, why not head to the stores that house their creations — from Hermes, Valentino, Prada, Versace — Rue Saint Honore is home to them all. We cannot guarantee your bank balance will be the same post-visit. 


WE ARE PARIS // On the pulse for all things eco, We Are Paris doesn't let that diminish the excellent designs on offers. The jewellery and candle collections will have you returning here whenever you are next in Paris!


THANK GOD I'M VIP // Paris offers incredible vintage stores if you know where to find them. This particular boutique offers high-end vintage including Burberry trenches, 1980's blazers and the ultimate retro handbag collection. The items are a slightly higher price point than typical Parisian vintage, but are definitely worth it. 




Marais Magic

The Bars

Parisian cocktail bars with an added splash of style  two, coming right up. 


PERRUCHE // With pretty, striped-yellow seats, 360 degree views across Paris from its rooftop and cocktails to boot, Perruche has hit the nail on the head for socialising in the city of lights. When the after-show drinks roll on longer than anticipated, there is also a great food menu to enjoy. Tick, tick, tick. 


LE SYNDICAT // All the young creatives are heading here — so it seems like just the place to go for fashion week. Situated in the 10th arrondissement, it looks very unassuming from the outside, but you'll remember why you came when you taste the drinks on offer. 




Memory Lane 

Where to go to explore the city's iconic fashion history.


LE BONNE MARCHE // One of the oldest department stores in the world, Le Bonne Marche is a shopping institution. Having opened its doors in 1852, the magic still continues to this day. The shoe department is a sight to behold. 


GALLERY LAFAYETTE // It's worth going here just to appreciate the exceptional architecture of this classical building, with its domed roof, filled with beautiful stained-glass. Spread over seventy-thousand square metres, the store continues to be a hub of Parisian fashion and includes a wide-range of brands, from A.P.C to Chloe, Maxmara to Kenzo.


LE MARAIS // Wander around the cobbled streets of the Marais for some of the best shops in Paris. The area is awash with history and culture, as well as many unique boutiques, ideal for the fashion-obssessed. We recommend the concept store Broken Arm. After you have worked up an appetite from shopping, head to Breizh cafe for the best crêpes in the city. 


Secluded Escapes




Relaxing Retreat Homes



The Antidote

The best spa and wellness treatments in Paris, to take away your fashion sins. 


DIOR INSTITUT // Is there anything more fashion than the Dior Institute Spa? If you are after the ultimate luxury post fashion-week, this is the spa for you. For the full experience, book the 'Absolute Relaxation' body treatment. 


SPA VALMONT @ LE MEURICE // Heralded as the spa where 'nature and science blend to powerful results', Spa Valmont is just what you need. Their duo packages are also great for enjoy the experience with a companion and even an afternoon tea. 


LE ROYAL MONCEAU // Situated just off the Champs-Elyssees, the Royal Monceau spa offers exceptional facilities, facial, body treatments and massages. A partner of Clarins, they offer individuals bespoke skincare treatments and consultations.Along with this, it boasts the longest pool of any spa in Paris.