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ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA: Since 1910 one of the biggest global 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 brands ermenegildo zegna made to measure bespoke luxury tailor singaporeoffering 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 world.

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 you.

Open 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
E-MAIL: boutique.paris@zegna.com   


KITON: Since 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 kiton suits best luxury first class tailors bespoke in singaporeexpensive 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, won't mind 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 Emirates!

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 hand-finished 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!

Open Mon - Sat  10:00 am – 7:00 pm
 

KITON: 29 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 58 36 44 10
E-MAIL: kitonparis@wanadoo.fr

     

BRIONI:  Whether 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. brioni_best_first_class_luxury_custom_tailors_singapore Paris latest sartorial destination reflects the new concept store designed in Milan’s fashion 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 nurturing a 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 of this special-edition.

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?

Open Mon - Sat  10:30 am – 7:00 pm


BRIONI: 35, Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
PHONE:  +33 1 40 70 01 80
E-MAIL: paris@brioni.com

CHANEL: Founded by Coco Chanel in 1915, the legendary rue Cambon boutique is both the address for pret-a-porter and haute couture,  in the former townhouse of Coco Chanel (which moved on her last years and died at the Ritz). 

PHONE:  +33-1-4286 2800; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4703 4361. 
ADDRESS: 31 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris  +  40 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris. 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. 
www.chanel.com 

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 famous. 

PHONE: +33-1-4073 5400; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4073 5795 
ADDRESS: 26-32 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris + 46 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris + 16-18 rue de l'Abbaye, 75008 Paris. 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 
www.dior.com 

GIVENCHY: Hubert de Givenchy doesn't design anymore; but the style of this maison de tradition remains the same: rich and trendy. 

PHONE: +33-1-4431 5125; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4720 4496 
ADDRESS: 3 avenue George V, 75008 Paris + 28 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 
www.givenchy.com 

BALMAIN: 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 amazing ball dresses and fur coats. Men's tuxedos are extremely popular among the diplomatic corp posted in the French capital city. 

PHONE: +33-1-4720 5758; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4723 4011 
ADDRESS: 44 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris + 35 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 
www.balmain.fr 

CARDIN: Pierre Cardin's fashion is as unique modern French as Jean-Michele Jarre's music - both a hint of futurism you will not find anywhere else in the world. 

PHONE: +33-1-4266 9225; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4266 0451 
ADDRESS: 59 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 
www.pierrecardin.com 

CHARVET: The best shirtmaker in the world! The Duke of Windsor was among the most faithful patrons of this fabulous shop. The Ritz sends all its clients there. Charvet ready-to-wear or made-to-measure shirts can be recognized at first sight by the jet-setters which use this label like a uniform. 

PHONE: +33-1-4260 3070; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4296 2707 
ADDRESS: 28 place Vendome, 75001 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 9.45am-6.45pm 
www.charvet.com 

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 awfully expensive though deliciously smart cashmir jackets or leather goods (including 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. 

PHONE: +33-1-4017 4717; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4017 4718 
ADDRESS: 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon 10.15am-1pm, 2.15-6.30pm, Tue-Sat 10.15am-6.30pm 
www.hermes.com 
 

ALICE CADOLLE: Since 1889. The brassière (bra) was invented here by Hermine Cadolle. Only the oldest families push the door of this traditional lingerie shop.  Formally traditional, it remains nevertheless more fashionable than ever. Made-to-measure available (by appointment only). 

PHONE: +33-1-4260 9494; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4927 9230 
ADDRESS: 14 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 9.30am-1pm, 2.00-6.30pm, closed August 
www.cadolle.com 
 
 

 

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LONGCHAMP: Since 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 longchamp hand bag shops rue saint honorégoods, 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 so-Parisian, indeed!

Open Mon - Sat 10:00am - 7pm.


LONGCHAMP: 404, Rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 43 16 00 16         
FACSIMILE: +33 1 43 16 00 18
E-MAIL: paris1@longchamp.com   

 
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 goyard luxury trunks bagsVoltaire) 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.


GOYARD: 233, Rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris
PHONE: +33 1 42 60 57 04

E-MAIL: paris233@goyard.com  


LOUIS VUITTON: At Louis Vuitton it all started with the world-famous LV-initialled travel goods, but the range of leather accessories has grown considerably since then as well as the fashion collection by designer Marc Jacobs. 

PHONE: +33-1-4549 6230; 101 avenue des Champs-Elysees; 75008 Paris 
ADDRESS: 54 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm 
www.vuitton.com 

BACCARAT: Baccarat was established in 1764, caters not only to the presidents of France but also kings and emirs, the beautiful and elegant table-ware is upstairs, glass bijoux downstairs on the very left side. 

PHONE: +33-1-4265 3626; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4265 0664 
ADDRESS: 11 place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm 
www.baccarat.fr 

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS:  French jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels has been selling jewels to the rich and famous since the 1920s, Van Cleef and Arpels' invisible gem setting has been one of the greatest inventions in modern day jewelery, the place Vendome shop is a beauty itself. 

PHONE: +33-1-5345 4545 
ADDRESS: 22 place Vendome, 75001 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm 
www.vancleef.fr 

CARTIER: 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. 

PHONE: +33-1-4455 3250; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4455 3255 
ADDRESS: 7 place Vendome, 75001 Paris 1er 13 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris 
OPEN:Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm 
www.cartier.com 

CHAUMET: Chaumet is the jeweler who caters to the old French establishment and also has a number of royal warrants, located at the venerable place Vendome. 

PHONE: +33-1-4477 2400; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4260 4144 
ADDRESS: 12 place Vendome, 75001 Paris + 56 rue Francois 1er, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm 
www.chaumet.com   

CHRISTOFLE: 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. 

PHONE: +33-1-5527 9900; FACSIMILE: +33-1-5527 9922 
ADDRESS: 9 rue Royale, 75008 Paris + 24 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm 
www.christofle.com 

DUPONT: Dupont was founded in 1872, this is the place for the famous pens as well as briquet lacquer de chine (Chinese lacquer lighters) are available here (from EUR 400, silver from EUR 220) as well as a whole range of other accessories, you can engrave your initials on your lighter here. 

PHONE: +33-1-5391 3000; FACSIMILE: +33-1-5391 3080 
ADDRESS: 58 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 
www.st-dupont.com 
 

 
 

 

BEAUTY COSMETICS

 
 
GUERLAIN: One 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 guerlain paris 68 champs elysees1994, 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 gentlemen.

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!

Open Mon - Sat 10:30am - 8pm. Sun noon - 7pm.


GUERLAIN: 68, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
PHONE: 
+33 1 45 62 52 57          
E-MAIL: info@guerlain.fr   


SEPHORA
: The leading retail beauty chain in Europe, owned by LVMH, has got his largest 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 perfumes, creams, mascaras... with the ancipating assistance of one of the best trained staff in Paris. Most of the French and international brands of perfume and cosmetics are available. Large choice of gifts and beauty equipment. 

PHONE: +33-1-5393 2250  
ADDRESS: 70, Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sun 10am - 21pm
www.sephora.com 

CARON: Founded in 1904, the perfume is drawn from a glass and decanted into beautiful bottles in a charming interior - we prefer the perfume French Cancan. 

PHONE: +33-1-4723 4082; FACSIMILE: +33-1-4723 6701 
ADDRESS: 34 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris +  90 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm 
www.parfumscaron.com

DEPARTMENT STORES
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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 opulent food hall and after extensive renovation is tres chic again. 

PHONE: +33-1-4439 8000 
ADDRESS: 22 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10.00 am-8pm, Thu - Fri  -9pm 
www.bonmarche.fr 

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. 

PHONE: +33-1-4282 3456 
ADDRESS: 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 9.00am-8pm 
www.galerieslafayette.com 

LE PRINTEMPS: Le Printemps was built lavishly in 1923 with a magnificent stained glass dome, has one of the world's largest perfume selections in the beauty department, domed restaurant, fashion shows on Tuesdays at 10am, also Fridays 10am in the summer. 

PHONE: +33-1-4282 5000 
ADDRESS: 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris 
OPEN: Mon-Sat 9.35am-8pm, Thu -8.45 pm 
www.printemps.com 
 
 

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