Notable Non-French

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boutiques in paris

Bimba & Lola
17, rue Pavée, in the 4th Arrondissement.
01 42 74 65 41.
350, rue St.-Honoré, in the 1st.
01 42 86 05 43.

Bimba & Lola is a Spanish brand with boutiques all over the world. If you are looking for a pair of stylish heels or funky, colorful flats, it has plenty to choose from. The clothes are simple and chic, without being overly fashionable.

Costume National
5, rue Cambon, in the 1st.
01 40 15 04 13.

Very trendy Italian.

Marc Jacobs
56–62, Galerie de Montpensier, in the 1st, near the Palais Royal.
The American who took Paris.

60–62, rue de Rennes, in the 6th.
01 45 44 27 88.

Japanese beauty.

Issey Miyake
11, rue Royale, in the 8th.
01 48 87 01 86.

He lives in Paris, and his pleated creations are famous.

Rick Owens
27, rue Valois, in the 1st. get map
01 40 20 42 52.

Distressed leather and asymmetrical lines compose this avant-garde brand that has taken Paris by storm.

Stella McCartney
37, rue Valois, in the 1st. get map
01 47 03 03 80.

Feminine, understated and elegant.

Yohji Yamamoto
25, rue de Louvre, in the 1st.
69, rue des Sts.-Pères, in the 6th.
Another renowned Japanese designer. If you spend a day and the equivalent of a house down payment here, they’ll deliver to your hotel (a crazy thing we did in the roaring ’90s). For men and women, Yohji is überchic—a lot of black but plenty of investments that will last. And check out his sportswear line at Y-3 (47, rue Etienne Marcel, in the 1st).