High Fashion

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paris haute couture

Chanel
29–31, rue Cambon, in the 1st Arrondissement.
01 42 86 26 00.

A staple French fashion house specializing in timeless luxury items. The window displays at the rue Cambon location are particularly beautiful.

Chloé
54–56, rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, in the 8th.
01 44 94 33 00.

The first house of luxury ready-to-wear. See by Chloé is its younger line, with much of its merchandise stocked at Le Bon Marché, in the 7th.

Dior
28–30, ave Montaigne, in the 8th.
01 40 73 54 00.

Iconic Parisian couture that has reinvented its image many times over the years with the turnover of lead designers.

Givenchy
3, ave George V, in the 8th.
01 44 31 51 09.

As Audrey Hepburn’s signature brand favorite, the line still boasts timeless, elegant pieces. Since Riccardo Tisci began as chief designer in 2005, the clothes have taken on a distinctively sleek and minimalist look.

Hermès
24, rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, in the 8th.
01 40 17 47 17.

This classic French brand is making a trendy comeback with fashionable home decor items and colorful new prints. We especially love their newly opened, beautifully crafted store on the rue de Sèvres, in the 6th.

Lanvin
15, rue Faubourg St.-Honoré, in the 8th. get map
01 44 71 33 33.

Chic classics defined by fine laces, intricate embroideries and streamlined tailoring.

Louis Vuitton
101, ave des Champs Elysées, in the 8th.
Home of the famous monogram canvas bags, the brand’s latest graffiti and cherry-blossom patterns have made it increasingly more popular with younger consumers. The temple on the Champs is quite a sight to behold—we also like the store in the 6th, on the rue Bonaparte.

Nina Ricci
39, ave Montaigne, in the 8th. get map
01 40 88 45 45.

Feminine, airy and pastel-toned French classics.

Sonia Rykiel
4, rue de Grenelle, in the 6th. get map
01 49 54 61 10.

This revered brand is especially known for its classic knitwear and bold colors and prints.

YSL
6, place St.-Sulpice, in the 6th.
01 43 29 43 00.
Streamlined clothes and accessories with just the right amount of color boldness. The store on the place Saint-Sulpice is our fave.