Palais Royal just got a little bit sexier thanks to the arrival of the new Manolo Blahnik boutique. The high-end house, famous for its gorgeous shoes, has finally opened its first boutique in the fashion capital, choosing the iconic Palais Royal as its chic address. Under the royal arcades, the boutique showcases its colourful collection of shoes, ranging from sexy stilettoes to elegant boots. This new address for the luxurious house also marks the first time the men’s collection is made available in France, which gentlemen can find on the first floor.
Manolo Blahnik Boutique
11-12 Galerie de Montpensier (1st), 01 40 26 10 78
Step back in time by stepping into D’Orsay’s recently inaugurated boutique where the perfume house’s founder, Alfred d’Orsay, and his soul mate, Marguerite Blessington, are celebrated. Founded in 1830, D’Orsay’s perfume selection of five unisex scents is delightful with names including Quelque chose dans l’air (Something in the Air). There are also five home scents available with equally romance-conjuring names such as 3.50am Comme la dernière fois (Like Last Time) and 9.30pm Sous les draps (Under the Sheets). Inspired by travels, soul mates and keeping in touch, the boutique is a reminder of a time when writing and sending love letters, with words enveloped in perfumes sent as a souvenir, were a way of putting emotions into words. The magical boutique of the French perfume house, Bureau Postal D’Orsay (D’Orsay Post Office), brings back that romance by displaying letterboxes where you can “send” your love notes, along with your personal scent. The boutique has stationery for shoppers to write their love letters on that they can then place in one of the numbered letterboxes before informing their intendeds in which box they can discover their old-fashioned letter.
Bureau Postal D’Orsay Boutique
44 rue du Bac (7th), 01 43 25 57 02
The most beautiful avenue in the world is going through a renaissance at the moment with new boutiques opening up every month and injecting a little bit more glamour to the famous avenue. The latest house to relocate to the Champs-Elysées is French fashion house, Dior. Over three floors, Dior beautifully presents its latest collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The house’s iconic bags are also on offer with a personalisation service available to clients.
127 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01 45 63 12 51
Update your vanity case at the new Chanel beauty store. Nestled on the most glamorous avenue in the world, the Champs-Elysées, the recently inaugurated boutique is a beauty haven, showcasing the French house’s new and iconic creations, including of course Chanel N˚5.
52 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01 53 75 87 20
Specialising in casual and chic menswear, Suitsupply recently opened its flagship store in Paris on the chic Rue de la Paix. Ready-to-wear pieces for day and night as well as a tailoring service make this house a perfect shop stop for all gentlemen looking to update their wardrobe.
18 rue de la Paix (2nd), 01 86 26 67 37
Galeries Lafayette has just revealed its new home décor department and it is as inviting as inspiring as you would want a furniture and home accessories space to be. Giving shoppers plenty of ideas on how to give their home a makeover, the new space is spilling with great pieces. There is a whole area dedicated to candles, the second floor is lit with lighting fixtures for every style, and there are gorgeous tableware and kitchen items every home should have. The new space also boasts The Conran Shop and furniture by Cinna, AMPM and Absolument Maison.
Galeries Lafayette Maison
35 blvd Haussmann (9th), 01 42 82 34 56
A first boutique for sisters Ece Ege and Ayse Ege’s upmarket fashion brand Dice Kayek. The boutique is a chic space designed with simplicity, letting the house’s clothes do all the talking and highlighting the structured pieces in an airy ambiance.
Dice Kayek Boutique
15 rue Saint-Benoît (6th)
Ten years after the opening of the first store, Arty Dandy has finally opened a second branch, this time on the Right Bank. The Left Bank favourite has brought its flair to the Marais with the same colourful collections all found under the one stylish roof. Jewellery, perfume and home décor objects are all found here as well as limited edition collections from various luxury brands such as Christofle.
Arty Dandy Boutique
46 rue de Turenne (3rd), 09 81 82 28 88