Paris Fashion Week is going on now, so if you’re hanging out there, have a look at our addresses and tips on what to do and where to go. You won’t be invited to the hottest shows, but for sure, at these places, you will find the most fashionable and cool people in Paris.
APC is an influential French label whose appeal has always defied neat description. It’s been described as the ‘French Gap’ for it’s clean-cut twists on classics. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll bump into Alexa Chung there.
12 rue d’Alger 75001 / 75 place du Docteur Felix Lobligeois 75017
Carven is a women and menswear French label, which puts emphasis on the easy to wear factor, very often presenting clothes with high commercial appeal. In all these wonderful street style photos from fashionistas and it-girls during fashion weeks, you’ll always find someone wearing a Carven piece. You can be the next.
8 rue Mahler 75004 / 30 rue de Sévigné 75004
3- OLYMPIA LE-TAN
Olympia Le-Tan creates very limited editions handbags and minaudières handmade with love in France. Her one of a kind book-clutches became her signature and are an absolute must-have for worldwide fashion-lovers.
Buy it at Colette – 213 rue Saint-Honoré – 75001
You can’t be in Paris and not go into a vintage shop, it’s what it’s all about to be a Parisian girl. Chezel has a exquisite selection of vintage luxury designers, mostly Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Celine.
59 Rue Condorcet, 75009
5- AURELIE BIDERMANN
Aurelie Bidermann is the fashion industry’s fave jewelry designer.
55 bis, rue des Saints-Pères – 75006
Atelier Vivanda has 2 Michelin stars and it’s located near Le Bon Marché department store. The meat-driven menu includes a starter, choice of prime meat, side and mouth-watering dessert all at the reasonable prix-fixe price of €35.
20 rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 / 33 (0)145445044 – Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain
Since March 2012, Cantine California is the first food-truck to prepare its burgers, tacos and deserts on the streets of Paris, using French certified organic products. Now they have opened their first fixed place at the hip Arts et Métiers area.
46 rue de Turbigo 75003 / 33 (0)981155313
3- CAFE PINSON
Café PINSON is a juice bar, a café, a restaurant offering healthy organic food. Everything is home-made, vegetarian and vegan friendly, 100% organic, Wheat-free and Dairy-free.
6 rue du forez, Paris 3e or 58 rue du faubourg poissonnière, Paris 10e
4- CLOWN BAR
After months of restoration to the former staff dining room of the Cirque D’Hiver, the historic Clown Bar has reopened and transformed itself into the latest food industry hangout. It serves breakfast from 7am and à-la-carte lunch and dinner with a menu designed and created by chef Atsumi Sota.
114 rue Amelot -75011