Style: People: Shopping in Paris
Shopping in Paris
The concept of the Parisian shopping spree was made iconic by Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina, who returned from her Paris sojourn not only with cases of Givenchy finery but also a captivating new (out)look. The magical equation of successful Paris shopping spree equals an improved lifestyle was born. One of the things that makes style-hunting in the City of Light so much fun is that trusted staples on Rue St. Honoré and Boulevard St.-Germain remain as fashionable as the more cutting-edge boutiques that pop up in such neighborhoods as the Haut Marais. There’s a real sense of taking pleasure in those small, old-world shops that specialize in one exquisite item: a leather glove at Causse Gantier a watch strap at Camille Fournet embossed paper at Benneton a vintage frock at Didier Ludot. As Woody Allen showed so brilliantly in his 2010 film Midnight in Paris, the city exudes a timeless chic that reverberates throughout the ages, captivating on a first and fifteenth visit.
Read about four shopping walks around Paris, including:
Style mavens itching to get back to the French capital should enter the Architectural Digest Paris Getaway contest. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a four-night stay at Hôtel Le Bristol and a $3,000 shopping spree on fashionista Web site Moda Operandi.
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Purchase Indagare Mapped Out: Paris, a three-day-itinerary-map that details the best of what to see and do in the French Capital.— The Editors 10/19/2011