Made in Paris Fashion: Discovering the City’s Dedicated Designers

Made in Paris Fashion: Discovering the City’s Dedicated Designers

Paris is undoubtedly the fashion capital of the world. To observe the never-ending catwalk along the streets of the rive droite’s Marais and the left bank’s Saint Germain is to be reminded of just how stylish the city’s residents are. It’s no wonder that iconic French designers including Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent found their muse in Paris’ ethereal beauty, dressing some of the most haute Parisiennes. Modern-day designers followed suit, inspired by the elegance of the city and the casually composed attitude towards fashion that is so characteristically French. ... Read More

Buying for Baby: A Dozen Darling Children’s Shops in Paris

Buying for Baby: A Dozen Darling Children’s Shops in Paris

The gorgeous children’s shops in Paris are heaven for parents or travelers seeking great gifts for family and friends. France is famous for chic kids’ fashion and décor, with lots of niche brands in the capital creating stylish designs. We’ve picked 12 of the best boutiques for babies, infants, tweens and teens, near our central Paris Perfect vacation apartments. ... Read More

Beauty Shops in Paris Guaranteed to become your French Favorites

Beauty Shops in Paris Guaranteed to become your French Favorites

Paris has been called the capital of many things: romance, fashion, food… and we’d like to add one more specialty to the list: beauty. And more specifically, beauty shops. Beauty products are definitely having a moment right now (take a look at the #shelfie hashtag on Instagram if you need proof) and the beauty shops in Paris are stepping up to the plate. ... Read More

Guide to Les Grands Magasins: Discovering the Marvelous Department Stores in Paris

Guide to Les Grands Magasins: Discovering the Marvelous Department Stores in Paris

Paris may be famous for the Notre-Dame Cathedral, but shopping is also a spiritual experience in this super-chic city. The department stores in Paris are some of the world’s most beautiful, rivaling the Eiffel Tower as alluring attractions. The big three legendary monuments to shopping are Le Bon Marché, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. All feature fabulous fashion, beauty buys, homewares and accessories. It’s not just retail therapy on offer, though – heritage history, cultural events, pop-ups and destination dining tempt you to linger. ... Read More

Shopping near the Eiffel Tower on Rue Saint-Dominique

Shopping near the Eiffel Tower on Rue Saint-Dominique

The rue Saint-Dominique stretches from the Esplanade des Invalides in the east to the Champ de Mars in the west, connecting some of the most famous landmarks in the city. They say it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and this street is much more than a way to get from the Eiffel Tower to the Pont Alexandre III. With plenty of boutiques and a great view on most of the street, you’ll love shopping near the Eiffel Tower on rue Saint-Dominique. ... Read More

The Best Places to Buy French Beauty Products in Paris

The Best Places to Buy French Beauty Products in Paris

It’s no secret that the beauty of French women is a thing of legend. They seem to have mastered the art of aging gracefully. So rather than envy their genetics, which we can’t copy, we turned to what we could copy–their skincare routines. To help you look like a French woman for years to come, we’ve rounded up the best places to buy French beauty products in Paris. ... Read More

Soldes in France: Guide to Shopping the Biannual Sales in Paris

Soldes in France: Guide to Shopping the Biannual Sales in Paris

Everybody likes a good deal when shopping, right? And if it’s while shopping in Paris, even better. Say hello to the sales, known as les soldes! … Read on for our guide to help you make the most out of the sales in Paris! ... Read More

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

To the untrained nose, candle shopping in Paris might seem like a no-brainer. But with so many diverse and intoxicating scents to sniff, from honeyed tobacco to Mexican orange blossom, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s a handful of our top recommendations, so you can come up smelling of roses (or maybe lavender – whatever your preference). ... Read More

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Looking to find a really special designer piece while in Paris? Look no further than Lorette & Jasmin, an alluring consignment store (dépôt vente in French) in the heart of the chic 16th arrondissement. At Paris Perfect, we also have a host of guided shopping tours for those that want a more expert-led option. Specializing in high-quality second-hand clothes, this is the place to find a real bargain. ... Read More

Incredible Savings At The Winter Sales In Paris

Incredible Savings At The Winter Sales In Paris

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s already time to start planning your Paris trip to take advantage of the amazing winter sales (or soldes in French) from January 10th to February 20th, 2018. Snag the latest French fashion must-have items, statement accessories, and stylish homewares with steep discounts of up to 70% off the original prices. Pack your travel bag and bring an empty suitcase – you’ll need it. ... Read More

Rue Saint-Dominique: One Of The Best Shopping Streets In Paris

Rue Saint-Dominique: One Of The Best Shopping Streets In Paris

Have you been to Rue Saint-Dominique yet? If not, it should be on your radar. Set in the heart of the très chic 7th arrondissement, the bustling street has become one of the best shopping districts in Paris. Frequented by fashion people and food bloggers alike, there’s a marvelous array of flower shops, boutiques, bakeries, cafés and restaurants. ... Read More

5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

5 Charming Craft Stores to Discover in Paris!

Antique buttons, delicate fabrics and luscious wools – Paris has so many amazing craft stores to explore! If you love picking up little creative treasures as unique souvenirs while you travel, you’ll absolutely love these locations. Here are 5 of our favorite craft stores in Paris in which to spend an inspiring afternoon! ... Read More

A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

A L’Étoile d’Or: The Most Famous Candy Store in Paris!

At the foot of Montmatre, down the road from the Moulin Rouge, there’s a little gem that all foodies will love. A L’Etoile d’Or is the most famous candy store in Paris, and the second you step inside this cozy store you’ll see why! Find out some of the specialties you’ll want to be sure to try on your next trip to Paris. ... Read More

Astier de Villatte Ceramics – The Beauty of Imperfection

Astier de Villatte Ceramics – The Beauty of Imperfection

Every single piece in this incredible ceramics shop is handmade in France using techniques that are largely forgotten. Their designs reflect the beauty of imperfection and honor traditions of the past, and as a result, every plate, vase and cup is truly unique: a work of art to fill your everyday life with elegance. ... Read More

Les Soldes 2017: It’s Winter Sale Season in Paris!

Les Soldes 2017: It’s Winter Sale Season in Paris!

The Winter Sales are coming! From January 11th to February 21st, 2017, get ready to score the best deals of the New Year in the grand department stores and trendy boutiques of Paris. Combine the discounts with low-season airfare and apartment rates, and you could be living the shopaholic’s dream like a true Parisian! ... Read More

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