Paris, a shopper’s dream.

Our itinerary was set atleast 2 months before our trip even though there were some last minute additions, I would definitely say its good to book your hotels, visas (yes, the unfortunate few have to get them, even for Europe) well in advance as most hotels have a 7-day cancellation policy so you do have flexibility if you change your mind.

STAY//

A custom-made hotel, in surroundings already very “couture”, right in the middle of Faubourg St Germain district, whose aristocratic elegance inspired Proust. with a wealth of famous antique dealers and the Orsay Museum.

Le Bellechasse, designed by the fashion designer Christian Lacroix, where the modernist meets the traditional and the room emblematic of a parisian way of life surrounded by arts, drama and music…

our room was one of the originals with glamorous textures and claw-foot tub

SEE//

Sightseeing started off with the Louvre Museum, checking out some of my favorite Neo Classical art and Renaissance art, and shedding some of my art history knowledge to Sun. One thing that amazed me was the size of each canvas, you don’t realize their grandeur, until you see it in person.

Pictures of Champs Elysees, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower

EAT//

Few things you shouldn’t miss while you are in Parii:

Walk/Ride around the city, open a bottle of vino in one of the parks, cross the river Seine (pronounced Sen) and go to the cultural melting pot of areas, St.Michel, and savor a good mix of cuisines, roadside food stands, cheap eats and line of bars.

Macarons from Laduree

Crepes from any roadside stand

Crepes

Drinking the tiniest cup of coffee in Champs

A fancy dinner at Les Ombres, Parisian chef Arno Busquet will delight you with some of his culinary treats. And the glittering Eiffel tower around you will add an extra magical value to the food!

SHOP//

Paris is shopper heaven and trust me, you will need atleast a week to browse the endless amount of flea markets, designer depots, thrifts, and boutiques.

Photo Credit: Timeout Paris

Colette

Colette

The renowned and much-imitated one-stop concept and lifestyle store features a highly eclectic selection of must-have accessories, fashion, sneakers, books, media..and everything under the sun.

Herve Chapelier

Photo Credit: Timeout Paris

Bag yourself a classic, chic, hard-wearing, bicoloured tote at Hervé Chapelier. Sizes and prices range from a dinky purse at €22 to a weekend bag at €130.

Designer Depots: Parisian designer depots are usually owned and managed by ladies with a flair for fashion. A number of them have professional experience in the fashion industry and, if invited to do so, most of them can tell you right away which dress fits you well…. and which skirt makes you look like you dressed with a potato bag.

Parisian designer depots offer designer and couture clothes at deep, deep, deep discounts. And mind you, these clothes are in quasi-perfect condition. Clothes worn only once. Well, maybe twice.

Reciproque, the best consignment store ever.

Reciproque

Alternatives: Located in trendy and bohemian Marais, Alternatives sells hip secondhand designer goods.

Griff Troc, 17th district, at 119 Boulevard Malesherbes.

Le Jupon Rouge, 9 rue de Rochechouart in the 9th district.

Paris is every woman’s dream, so is mine. I know I will be back very soon.

Curator. Dreamer. Designer. Founder of FreshGrub. Based in NYC. Seeking Inspiration Everywhere.

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