Hermès Launches New Métier: Announcing the New Beauty Collection

French luxury house Hermès, known for its 181-year-old history of combining exquisite creativity with quality craftsmanship, will soon make its foray into the world of beauty products. The first collection from Hermès Beauty is...

Serious Chic on the Cheap at the Dépôts-Ventes in Paris

The best French fashion needn’t cost the earth. Jennifer Ladonne takes us on a tour of the Paris stores where you can bag a designer bargain for a fraction of the retail price Shopping in...

Top 10 Picks for Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Left your Valentine's shopping a little late? Don't worry, we'll keep your secret... your amour doesn't need to know where you got these perfect, last-minute Valentine's Day gifts. It's never too late for a grand,...

Spray It, Don’t Say It: Altearah Emotive Cosmetics

What colour is joy, and how does it smell? Those of us lacking in the synaesthesia department might be scratching our heads, but fear not! The France Today team has been blessed with the...

Eco Threads: French Clothing Brand FAGUO Plants Trees

There's nothing quite like splashing out on new apparel and saving the planet at the same time. With French clothing brand FAGUO, that's precisely what's on the table. Having celebrated their 10th year in...

Natural Beauty: Skincare and Cosmetics Shopping in Paris

The global trend towards organic, chemical-free skincare has caught on in Paris. Jennifer Ladonne finds notable new beauty lines – and time-proven cult brands – emphasising natural products with a bespoke French touch... As beauty...

Van Cleef & Arpels Reopens Renovated Beverly Hills Boutique

Van Cleef & Arpels celebrated its 50th anniversary with the reopening of its renovated flagship boutique in Beverly Hills. Originally opening its doors in 1969, the boutique has remained one of the most elegant...

My Life in Paris: Fashion Victim

After a case of mistaken identity, Theadora Brack plays paparazzo at Paris Fashion Week My name is Theadora, I say, flashing both smile and postage-stamp-sized invitation on its ribbon. Never one to hide my delight,...

Exit through the Gift Shop: The Top Museum Stores and Cafés in Paris

Limited-edition artists’ prints, design classics and beautiful books, not to mention eateries dressed to the nines, serving food that’s a work of art in itself: Jennifer Ladonne samples the best of Paris’s museum gift...

Top 5 Locations in Limousin

Limousin is often overlooked as a destination in France, with many people simply driving through on their way to better known holiday spots. However if you do visit, you‘ll find miles of unspoilt natural...