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.
27, rue Valois, in the 1st.
01 40 20 42 52.
Distressed leather and asymmetrical lines compose this avant-garde brand that has taken Paris by storm.
37, rue Valois, in the 1st.
01 47 03 03 80.
Feminine, understated and elegant.
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).