ZEGNA: Since 1910 one of the
producers of the finest men's clothing waved in the finest fabrics,
this family run international company enjoy a high reputation and lots
of prestige in Thailand. This is surely one of the few top luxury
ready-to-wear amazing jackets at less that EUR 2,500,
and fantastic suits at EUR 3,000 – 4,500. World famous for its
jet-setters' jackets designed by Stefano Pilati, carefully cut in
Tessuto Trofeo and Tropical, ideal for travelling in style around the
The new Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
designed by architect Peter Marino, with a 500 square metre retail
space over five floors, gives its clients an easy and relatively
affordable opportunity to enter the world of five star fashion brands “Made
to Measure”, proudly delivering unique tailored suits made
from the rarest fibers in the world. Like the innovative “ZegnaSilk”
fabrics, created from the most precious silk fibers, adding lightweight
elegance to summer suiting: the perfect choice for jackets and suits,
it features the same unmistakable craftsmanship that has distinguished
this brand for over a century.
Through a sartorial tradition that has been elevated to a fine art by
Zegna craftsmen, the finishing touches are executed by hand with the
utmost care. Linings and accessories are entirely natural, with cotton
used for a remarkable breathability: allowing moisture vapor to be
transmitted through the material. Horsehair are used for more strength.
The staff in the boutique helps the client to choose the buttons,
buttonholes and lapels best suited for his very personal character. As
a final detail, an exclusive personalized label that bears the
customer’s name is sewn on each sleeve unit.
The materials choice is impressive. The permanent “Premium Collection
by Zegna” is offered in more than 300 exclusive renowned fabrics:
ranging from “High Performance Micronsphere”, “Trofeo”, “Trofeo 600”
and the elegant “Ceremonia” to suit special events. Symbol of prestige
and very exclusive in facts, “Platinum Collection by Zegna” expresses
an unconditional pursuit of sartorial excellence, featuring the very
best fabrics from Ermenegildo Zegna’s wool mill: “12 Milmil 12”, “13
Milmil 13” and “14 Milmil 14”.
Like a legend sparked by an act of greatness that spans generations, or
a melody that takes form upon encountering the perfect voice, the
master tailor skillfully constructs perfection - from the initial
consultation to the hand-stitched finishing touches - exclusively for
Mon - Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA: 50,
rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 44 51 19 91
George Clooney wore a Kiton suit in Oceans Thirteen, all the super-rich
from the Middle-East, Russia and Asia dream to fill their mansion,
yacht and private-jet closet with a few pieces of
custom-tailored limited edition “K-50” line, known as the world's most expensive
apparel. At up to EUR 40,000 a suit, with 20,000 items hand-made per
year, you won't be surprised to read that “K-50” name inspired itself
from the number of production hours from part of two dedicated tailors
to issue the uppermost luxury piece of clothing for men.
Many of those happy few visiting this legendary Naples-based Italian
tailor's boutique, with a branch rue Marbeuf near the Champs-Elysées,
paying that much for a second skin created from scratch just to make
them like more prosperous and seducing: filling their triple-deck yacht
tanks before a short cruise would cost at least twice more... But if
money runs more scarce in your Credit Suisse or UBS Monaco account
in the short term, you will gladly save on purchasing a ready-to-wear,
“classic line” suit. Frankly speaking, after sampling a couple of them
in the boutique, they are our favourite: we actually love the “CIPA
1960” line, made from vintage 60s-era fabrics, which are cut with slim
and contemporary silhouettes. So classy! Sold in Paris between EUR
5,000 – 6,000, they can be purchased in the New York Kiton shop, or at
Saks Fifth Avenue, for something like EUR 1000 till 1,500 less; but you
will need to cross the Ocean, and won't get that so special, smooth and
anticipating European touch. The service overpass what you might be
expecting in a palace hotel in Paris or travelling first class with
To match your “CIPA 1960”, don't forget to purchase a Kiton shirt. We
have a couple of them in our dressing since more than a decade ago: at
EUR 500 - 800 the investment is well worth, indeed, as those
pieces of clothing won't be out of fashion, even after 20 years. We
never brought them at the shop back for collar or cuff alterations or
repairs: their fabrics are amongst the finest and most reliable ever.
Sunglasses, trousers and jeans are also available, as well as Kiton's
fragrances are a brand of Estée Lauder.
Kiton motto is "“ll meglio del meglio più uno” (the best of the best
plus one). This “plus one” stands rue Marbeuf!
Mon - Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
29 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 58 36 44 10
their motive is to look expensive to others or just the inward
confirmation that they can afford such a piece of clothing, those who
like to show their social status will love to shop in the ritzy
Brioni boutique, avenue George V, near the Champs Elysées. Paris
sartorial destination reflects the new concept store designed in
district at Via Gesù, then replicated across Brioni
boutiques around the world.
Developed by Creative Director Brendan Mullane in collaboration with
Studio Park Associati of Milan, the new store concept teams the
masculine character of a gentleman’s club with the elegance of a
private “Dressing Room”.
Conveying a traditional character with a contemporary twist, making use
of premium materials, the interior is organized into separate selling
areas spanning formal-wear and leisure-wear.
Custom-tailoring is supremely managed in an exclusive VIP room, with an
area dedicated to the “Su
Misura” service; a refined five star lounge dedicated to the
art of bespoke tailoring, furnished with a large closet that opens out
to demonstrate the fabrics and finishings used to personalize the
garments. Brioni is the best representative of what is called
“power suit”, with made-to-measure jackets and suits
cult-following amongst the world's most dapper men: a roll call of
which includes icons like Daniel Craig (007 is dressed to kill in a
Brioni Vanquish II suit), Al Pacino, Cary Grant, or
world leaders like Kofi Annan, Gerhard Schröder and Donald Trump.
Though the fantastic cutting process remains a
secret, it has been reported that a Vanquish II suit counts not less
than 7,000 stitches, being handled by the tailors team an average of
300 times! Which would justify the price paid by the “elite of the
elite” for the most expensive suit in the world, made from rare fibers
such as vicuna, pashmina and qiviuk (eight times warmer than wool and
finer than cashmere, qiviut is hypoallergenic and will not shrink. ).
Price tag is as high as EUR 35,000! Brioni will produce only 150 pieces
Located in the very top of the luxury hierarchy, Brioni targets the
wealthiest 1% to 2% of consumers world-wide. We are not part
of it... but still can afford Brioni's beautiful accessories: actually
affordable, footwear and small leather goods are displayed in exclusive
showcases made of travertine, bronzed glass and brass. A great, highly
distinguished present for your friends... or why not, for yourself?
Mon - Sat 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
George V, 75008 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 40 70 01 80
Founded by Coco Chanel in 1915, the legendary rue Cambon boutique
is both the address for pret-a-porter and haute
the former townhouse of Coco Chanel (which moved on her last years and
died at the Ritz).
FACSIMILE: +33-1-4703 4361.
31 rue Cambon, 75001
Paris + 40 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.
DIOR: Since 1946, handbags,
ties, sunglasses, dresses, suits, shoes, interior
goods, make-up (including salon-de-beauté), and of
course haute-couture, are awaiting the rich and
+33-1-4073 5400; FACSIMILE:
26-32 avenue Montaigne,
75008 Paris + 46 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris + 16-18 rue
de l'Abbaye, 75008 Paris.
Hubert de Givenchy doesn't design anymore; but the style of this maison
de tradition remains the same: rich and trendy.
+33-1-4431 5125; FACSIMILE:
3 avenue George V, 75008
Paris + 28 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
Balmain was founded in 1945. The ready-to-wear is nowadays designed by
Oscar de la Renta. The evening dresses are fitted for royal:, with
ball dresses and fur coats. Men's tuxedos are extremely popular among
diplomatic corp posted in the French capital city.
+33-1-4720 5758; FACSIMILE:
44 rue Francois 1er,
75008 Paris + 35 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris
CARDIN: Pierre Cardin's
fashion is as unique modern French
Jean-Michele Jarre's music - both a hint of futurism you will not find
anywhere else in the world.
+33-1-4266 9225; FACSIMILE:
59 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore,
The best shirtmaker in the world! The Duke of Windsor was among the
faithful patrons of this fabulous shop. The Ritz sends all its clients
there. Charvet ready-to-wear or made-to-measure shirts can be
at first sight by the jet-setters which use this label like a uniform.
+33-1-4260 3070; FACSIMILE:
28 place Vendome, 75001
HERMES: Should you go there to buy a
tie or a silk scarf (so unique that, just
in this main shop, one piece is sold per minute!), or to acquire
expensive though deliciously smart cashmir jackets or leather goods
John Lobbs shoes), including all equestrian luxury items, you will love
this typically parisian boutique where Japanese sounds as the prominent
language. Don't forget to visit the private museum upstairs.
+33-1-4017 4717; FACSIMILE:
24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore,
Mon 10.15am-1pm, 2.15-6.30pm,
Since 1889. The brassière (bra) was invented here
Cadolle. Only the oldest families push the door of this traditional
shop. Formally traditional, it remains nevertheless more
than ever. Made-to-measure available (by appointment only).
+33-1-4260 9494; FACSIMILE:
14 rue Cambon, 75001
Mon-Sat 9.30am-1pm, 2.00-6.30pm,
1948 this French luxury leather goods company, still owned and managed
by the same family, is world famous for its “Le Pliage” light and
foldable handbags, women and men leather and canvas bags, elegant
travel items, small leather goods,
shoes and numerous fashion accessories.
Produced in France and abroad, primarily in Longchamp workshops in the
west of France (Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Vendée, Orne), with leather
coming mainly from France, Italy and Uruguay. Treating modes and
sorting criterias in the brand eco-friendly tanneries respect the most
strict environmental regulations.
One step further into the world of exclusive luxury, this affordable
brand also produces more expensive personalized bags: made-to-order in
a workshop located in Segré, in the Maine-et-Loire region of France.
Present all over the world through a network of more than 236 boutiques
and a total of more than 1,800 stores in some hundred countries,
Longchamp has got a very elegant shop Rue Saint Honoré, visited by
those who can afford a Hermès or Vuitton (including lots of “peoples”)
but know that owning a Longchamp handbag makes you look like
Open Mon - Sat 10:00am - 7pm.
Rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 43 16 00 16
+33 1 43 16 00 18
GOYARD: Less famous than Louis Vuitton or
Hermès, targeting a more traditional clientele from the aristocracy and
well established European families, this family-owned business has been
manufacturing magnificent trunks and classy bags (like the Voltaire)
since almost a couple of centuries. With no e-commerce, zero
advertising and very few stockists,
it has quite recently developed a real buzz, with a mysterious and
impressive reputation based on quality and prestige.
The old-fashioned, superb landmark shop Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré,
located almost opposite the Elysées Presidential Palace, is a
reflection of the brand exclusivity and discretion. You don’t visit it
by groups, like Vuitton, Lancel or Hermès, but individually, quietly,
advised by the smoothest and most anticipating staff in Paris. You
don’t feel like buying a trunk but a Ferrari…
When 99% of the luxury brands provide more seasonal flourishes, hiring
bling creative directors keen on modernity, Goyard keeps being Goyard
with its unique hand-painted Chevron patterns printed with the client’s initials.
Solely focusing on artisanal craftsmanship in one product category,
with a limited supply of merchandise, the Duke of Windsor and Coco
Chanel’s favorite brand is now a leading provider to royal palaces and
statesmen, not to forget fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld.
Rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 42 60 57 04
At Louis Vuitton it all started with the world-famous LV-initialled
goods, but the range of leather accessories has grown considerably
then as well as the fashion collection by designer Marc Jacobs.
+33-1-4549 6230; 101 avenue
des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris
54 avenue Montaigne,
Baccarat was established in 1764, caters not only to the presidents of
France but also kings and emirs, the beautiful and elegant table-ware
upstairs, glass bijoux downstairs on the very left side.
+33-1-4265 3626; FACSIMILE:
11 place de la Madeleine,
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: French jeweler Van
Cleef and Arpels has been
selling jewels to the rich and famous since the 1920s, Van Cleef and
invisible gem setting has been one of the greatest inventions in modern
day jewelery, the place Vendome shop is a beauty itself.
22 place Vendome, 75001
Without any doubt, Cartier is one of the most excusive jewelers in the
world, it is also famous for the must-de-cartier pen and lighter range.
+33-1-4455 3250; FACSIMILE:
7 place Vendome, 75001
Paris 1er 13 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris
Chaumet is the jeweler who caters to the old French establishment and
has a number of royal warrants, located at the venerable place Vendome.
+33-1-4477 2400; FACSIMILE:
12 place Vendome, 75001
Paris + 56 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris
Founded in 1830, it is the leading name in French silver cutlery, today
there is a whole range of table ware available, including silver ware,
crystal and porcelain.
+33-1-5527 9900; FACSIMILE:
9 rue Royale, 75008
Paris + 24 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris
Dupont was founded in 1872, this is the place for the famous pens as
as briquet lacquer de chine (Chinese lacquer lighters) are available
(from EUR 400, silver from EUR 220) as well as a whole range of other
you can engrave your initials on your lighter here.
+33-1-5391 3000; FACSIMILE:
58 avenue Montaigne,
of the oldest perfume houses in the world, and surely the most
prestigious, Guerlain is unique with its so chic characterized common
olfactory accord known as the "Guerlinade".
Owned and managed by the Guerlain family from 1828 until 1994,
The House of Guerlain was acquired in 1994 by the LVMH group.
Since it created an Eau de Cologne Impériale for French Emperor
Napoleon III, Guerlain went on to design perfumes for Queen Victoria of
the United Kingdom and Queen Isabella II of Spain, among other
royalties and statesmen which, from generation to generation, still
provide their palaces bathrooms with Eau de Cologne du Coq, Jicky,
L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko and Guerlain's flagship fragrance Shalimar:
nowedays one of the most marketed luxury perfumes, this is certainly
also the most classy, with Habit Rouge, our favourite perfume for
The genious Jean-Paul Guerlain, one of the best “noses” in the world,
remained as an in-house perfumer until 2002; other perfumers were
brought in after 1994 to compose more contemporary essences for
Guerlain, Featuring iconoclastic fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Pay a visit to the The
House of Guerlain building
(also called L'Institut Guerlain), on the Champs-Elysées: it gives an
idea of what a Parisian aristocratic perfume shop looked like in the
1900s. The first floor exhibits rare essences (Vega is fantastic!) and
made-to-order perfumes for those who want to make the Guerlain
experience even more unique!
Mon - Sat 10:30am - 8pm.
Sun noon - 7pm.
Avenue des Champs-Élysées,
PHONE: +33 1 45
62 52 57
leading retail beauty chain in Europe, owned by LVMH, has got his
store on the Champs-Elysées, and plenty of smaller boutiques in
many districts of the right and left banks. This is the place to test
creams, mascaras... with the ancipating assistance of one of the best
staff in Paris. Most of the French and international brands of perfume
and cosmetics are available. Large choice of gifts and beauty equipment.
70, Champs Elysées,
Mon-Sun 10am - 21pm
Founded in 1904, the perfume is drawn from a glass and decanted into
bottles in a charming interior - we prefer the perfume French Cancan.
+33-1-4723 4082; FACSIMILE:
34 avenue Montaigne,
75008 Paris + 90 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
LE BON MARCHE: Le Bon Marché is the first
department store in Paris and for many
the foremost, designed by Gustav Eiffel and opened in 1852, it has an
food hall and after extensive renovation is tres chic again.
22 rue de Sèvres, 75007
Mon-Sat 10.00 am-8pm, Thu - Fri
GALERIES LAFAYETTES: Built in 1912, Galeries
Lafayette is the legendary Paris
department store, fashion shows at 11am on Wednesday and in the summer
at 11am on Friday.
40 boulevard Haussmann,
LE PRINTEMPS: Le Printemps was built
lavishly in 1923 with a magnificent stained
dome, has one of the world's largest perfume selections in the beauty
domed restaurant, fashion shows on Tuesdays at 10am, also Fridays 10am
in the summer.
64 boulevard Haussmann,
Mon-Sat 9.35am-8pm, Thu