Our favorite places to adopt Parisian chic

7 years ago - Pauline P.

American, Japanese, Brazilian... all over the world, women agree that the French, especially Parisian women, have this "something " that makes them stylish for any occasion. A falsely neglected look, crazy heels or denim sneakers, a relaxed attitude but always refined... The Parisian woman seems comfortable everywhere, free and liberated from conventions.

To find the icons of this inimitable style, follow our guide to the best shops and the little known essential places that make the style of the Parisians...

Le Bon Marché, The absolute must of Parisians

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

If Parisians have gradually deserted The Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps, foreigners visiting Paris have made it their favorite shopping destination. But Parisians have remained faithful to the only department store on the Left Bank, Le Bon Marché. Founded in 1852, Le Bon Marché at the time revolutionized the business world by offering an unparalleled selection to its customers as well as highly innovative commercial methods. Today, this department store remains unique in Paris and is positioned as the most selective address of the capital, combining art with fashion, design to beauty and to gastronomy.

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, 24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

From Monday to Saturday: 10h to 20h. Until 20h45 on Thursdays and Fridays

L'Exception, 100% French select store

L'exception, concept store Paris

Located in the heart of the new Canopée des Halles, the concept store “L'Exception” combines the best of French design: designers, ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories ... the forefront of the independent French fashion meets the icons of the "French art of living." From the timeless elegance of Carven to the bucolic Cacharel, to the rock style of Jerome Dreyfuss and the ethnic chic Kenzo, all styles are represented, but always with the same concern for quality and made in France. For Homeware; ambient candles and decorative items are well so attractive they get easily bought  and brought to regain some of that “Frenchie” spirit, for home...

L’Exception, Canopée du Forum des Halles, 24 rue Berger, 75001 Paris

From Monday to Saturday: 10h to 20h, and Sunday from 11h to 19h

Ines de la Fressange, The chic Parisian boutique

Inès de la Fressange

A true Icon of Parisian style worldwide, Ines de la Fressange embodies since over 30 years the uninhibited chic of the Capital: free, spiritual, funny, relaxed but still refined, she has alternately dazzled the Chanel catwalk, in which she was the muse during the 80s, she fascinated young women with collections she created for big brands such as Uniqlo or Bensimon. By publishing the bestseller “La Parisienne” in 2010, she became the fashion guru to thousands of young women, who have rushed to shops she’s recommended. What more natural for her then to combine in her own shop her designs and her favorite ready-to-wear creations as well as favorite decorations, well in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Fashion, leather goods, accessories, decorations ... the selection is always at point and of high quality.

Inès de la Fressange Paris, 24 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Open from Monday to Saturday: 11h-19h

Officine Universelle Buly, Dive in the Paris of Balzac

Buly, French cosmetics

This is an atypical place nestled in the 6th arrondissement, both quaint and innovative: the Officine Universelle Buly, created in 1787 rises from the ashes and combines the old tradition of French luxury with the latest cosmetic innovations. In a shop all dressed in marble, lined from floor to ceiling of large candy jars containing rare and mysterious powders and oils, we plunge with delight into the Paris of Balzac and Flaubert, and discover natural cosmetics and ancestral beauty accessories. A real trip back in time at the service of beauty!

Officine Universelle Buly, 6 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

Open on Mondays: 11h – 19h, from Tuesday to Saturday: 10h00 – 19h00