We spent our last day in PARIS in the city’s most charming and trendy district: LE MARAIS. On a Thursday afternoon it has quite a peaceful “small-village”-atmosphere and invites you to stroll around, take a look at the small boutiques and galeries, sit down outside the boho-cafè “La Perle“, watch stylish people pass by and just be INSPIRED…
Here’s where u really HAVE to go when u are in Paris.
1. The Kooples
The Kooples is my personal favorite of all hot French brands right now. Their current collection has everything u need for a stylish winter: just the right dose of glam-rock, versatile pieces, a style-mix of Paris and London and the coolest basics. I WANT EVERYTHING!
Like the Burberrys. Just cooler.
The concept behind The Kooples? Cool stuff for cool couples that they can EXCHANGE…(not sure I would want my boyfriend to raid my closet though!)
Nati tried this zipper-skirt. I loved it on her!
Shine is probably the best multibrand-store I’ve been to in a long time! It’s located in a small side-street of Rue vieille du temple and they have only the best stuff: Margiela, Acne, See by Chloé, Markus Lupfer, Stella McCartney, Repetto…doesn’t that sound like your fantasy high-street;-)? Plus the staff is super friendly (considering they are Parisienne…haha!).
It’s all there!
I fell in love with this Helmut Lang dress. One of the best brands in my mind…It’s just so hard to find (and yeah: expensive too!).
Nati’s favorite: The Repetto Garbo booties in a grey patent leather. Was sold out in her size unfortunately but we’ll keep on hunting.
3. Yukiko – vintage Chanel
Yukiko has the finest selection of vintage Chanel EVER. If you want to invest into a very special vintage piece come here! The boutique is on rue de vieille temple too.
Love is all you need. But a Chanel bag is a glorious substitute…;-)
Treasures! I’m telling ya….
Other great stores in Marais:
- Bazar (French Connection, Paul & Joe Sister, cute ballerinas…)
- Galeries Simone (crazy mix of vintage, self-designed pieces and punk labels like Vivienne Westwood)
- Anna Rivka (fine jewelry)
- Vanessa Bruno
We’ll be back soon! With lots of cash…ha ha!