Merci boutique

Fashion’s Final Frontier in the Haut Marais of Paris

Seven years ago, when Paris’s queen of concept stores, Merci, pioneered in the nether regions of the Marais, the term “haut Marais” barely existed. In contrast to the neighbourhood’s boutique and tourist-crammed midriff, the rabbit warren of tiny streets in...

Hermès: A Family Affair

Within the Hermès family the words luxury and profit are never spoken—as if even pronouncing them would be incredibly vulgar, almost indecent. They use the word elegance, of course, but mostly they talk about...
Erès

Boutique Beat: From the Sublime to the Sporty, Lingerie Shopping in Paris

Where else but Paris to shop for the world’s most beautiful lingerie? Parisian women are known for their no-nonsense approach to sexiness, it’s just a fact of life. You’ll notice while strolling through the city’s streets and boutiques that Parisians rarely...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Chanel, The Enigma” by Isabelle Fiemeyer

Chanel burst into fashion the way you burst into literature. She began with a stroke of genius, at Étienne Balsan’s estate in Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, when she abruptly took up the fabric like a poet embarking on poetry. Throughout her life Chanel considered...

Frank Gehry Makes a Splash in Paris with Fondation Louis Vuitton

An incredible new contemporary art museum in the Bois de Boulogne.

French Fashion for Summer: Bobo Romantic

There’s a little shop in Uzès, France where “women of a certain style” flock all times of the year. In summer, they pour out of the lace-curtained door of L’atelier des Ours in a...
Anne Valerie Hash Decrayonner collection

3 Fall Exhibitions in France for Fashionistas

To celebrate French style, we picked three couture events to inspire your sartorial explorations this autumn… AT YOUR FEET Shoes reveal a lot about our personality and our history. The Musée des Confluences in Lyon takes us on a journey of discovery across...

Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle

Frédéric Malle, grandson of Serge Heftler, the legendary founder of Dior Perfumes, invented his own fragrance career as a perfume "editor", "publishing" the enticingly complex personal creations of some of the world's top noses,...
Work in Progress at Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter16

In Today’s Fashion World, It’s About the Street Model

It’s the fall fashion season in New York, London, Milan and Paris. From these four cities comes the worldwide influence of fashion’s “looks.” Stories and photos of hot trends are everywhere, from international newspapers...