Alexander McQueen in Paris

Paris Shopping: Alexander McQueen on rue Saint-Honoré

The much-missed McQueen earned his credentials as a fashion legend long before the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s posthumous blockbuster exhibition, Savage Beauty. In the wake of his untimely death, McQueen’s creative director and his successor,...
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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...
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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...

Glove Love: A History of Glove Making in France

France's tradition of high-end glove-making is seeing a renaissance.

Aux armes , citoyennes. Fauré Le Page bags.

Fauré Le Page, armorer to 18th and 19th century French royals, nobles and revolutionaries, is the latest entry—and one of the best—in the race to resurrect ancient pedigreed French companies and elevate them to...

Saved Silk

Jewelry, clothing and home accessories made from silk remnants produced by one of Italy's finest silk companies.

The Little Black Dress… à la Française!

The Alliance Française de Washington D.C. celebrates emerging female French and American couture designers at their upcoming event, “Beyond the Little Black Dress.” This fashion show will revive a long tradition of the Alliance Française...

Michel Léger

Is it too much to ask for comfort, staying power and high style all in one package? Not if you’re Michel Léger. Opened in May on a quiet cobbled street in Saint Germain des...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless luxury labels and immortalised their lavish confections. Fresh from coaxing...