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Luxury goods

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  • Haute-Couture

André Courrèges (External link)

Founded in 1961, the brand invented the modern look, revolutionizing fashion design with its architectural cuts and bright colours. Today it continues its quest with simplicity and optimism.

40, Rue François-Ier

Chanel (External link)

Stepping inside this boutique in the Rue Cambon is like discovering the history of fashion. Created by Coco Chanel in 1910, the “white camellia” brand remains a powerful symbol of French luxury thanks to its expertise and the genius of its artistic director, Karl Lagerfeld.

31, Rue Cambon###
Christian Dior (External link)

A historic site in the fashion world, this town house was the birthplace of the New Look. Today Dior showcases its ready-to-wear collections for men and women here, as well as the leather goods, perfumes and accessories of the brand, of which John Galliano is the artistic director.

30, Avenue Montaigne

Emanuel Ungaro (External link)

Free associations and seductive designs: these few words could explain the success and distinguished reputation of Emanuel Ungaro. Emanuel Ungaro dares to combine colours and graphics, monochromatic tones and contrasts, polka dots and stripes, flowers and figures, shadows and light, confidence and softness.

2, Avenue Montaigne ###
Givenchy (External link)

This luxury brand is renowned throughout the world for its collection of haute couture, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. The house is firmly established in the tradition of haute couture and audaciously symbolizes French-style elegance.

3, Avenue George V###
Hermès (External link)

Born in an age when the horse was king, the favourite brand of elegant horsemen has become one of the leading names in French luxury goods. Hermès is now famed for its ready-to-wear collections and jewellery, time pieces, perfumes and delightful silk scarves.

24, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré###
Jean Paul Gaultier (External link)

Stage costumes for singers and dancers, film costumes, ready-to-wear collections for men and women, cosmetics, haute couture, perfumes, etc. For our delight, the man in the striped jersey is brimming with creativity.

44, Avenue George-V###
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (External link)

A Pop Art designer, Castelbajac is renowned for turning up where you least expect him, such as holding a fashion show in an underground station! He expresses his talent through fashion, design and art, often mixed with a great sense of humour.

10, Rue Vauvilliers

Lanvin (External link)

The oldest French couture house, founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, is today a reference for the Parisian industry of luxury, from fashion to perfumes to accessories.

22, Rue du Faubourg St Honoré###
Louis Vuitton (External link)

A luggage maker since 1854, this prestigious brand opened a new store in 2005 that is worthy of its reputation. Vuitton’s Paris flagship store features the brand’s entire range, including leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing, jewellery and accessories.

101, Avenue des Champs-Élysées###
Sonia Rykiel (External link)

A vein of provocation runs through the collections designed by Sonia Rykiel, the grande dame of French couture. Made famous by her knitwear range, the designer has devoted her career to liberating women from the diktats of fashion.

175, Boulevard Saint-Germain ###
Yves Saint Laurent (External link)

The legendary couturier, who died in 2008, revolutionized women’s ready-to-wear clothing designs. The flame has now been passed to artistic director Stefano Pilati, who continues the brand’s tradition of excellence and sophistication.

38, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré * ## Shoes

Berluti (External link)

A bootmaker since 1895, Berluti selects only the finest leathers and most divine patinas for its sought-after collections of shoes, wallets, belts and handbags. Olga Berluti also offers a made-to-measure shoe service.

26, Rue Marbeuf

Christian Louboutin (External link)

Since every Christian Louboutin design deserves your full attention, each pair of shoes has its own alcove. After all, these are no ordinary shoes: Louboutin’s creations are like jewellery for the feet.

19, Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau ###
Pierre Hardy (External link)

After collaborating with Dior and Hermès, Pierre Hardy has created his own brand for men and women. Enjoying an art gallery feel, this store offers a showcase for shoes and bags influenced by architectural designs.

Jardins du Palais-Royal, 156, Galerie de Valois###
Roger Vivier (External link)

The creator of stiletto heels and Bridget Bardot’s thigh-high boots, the bootmaker left his stamp on the world of shoes. Today, the brand has become successful again thanks to the talent of Bruno Frisoni.

29, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré* ## Jewellers-Watchmakers

Boucheron (External link)

The first jeweller to open on the Place Vendôme, in 1893, Boucheron celebrated its150th anniversary in 2008. The creativity and know-how of this prestigious jeweller brings cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and topaz to life.

26, Place Vendôme

Cartier (External link)

Since 1847, Cartier has established itself as France’s leading jeweller and watchmaker. The inventor of the wristwatch continues to combine tradition and innovation with designs that marry know-how with sophistication.

154, Avenue des Champs-Élysées ###
Chaumet (External link)

Jeweller by appointment to the Emperor Napoleon, Chaumet designed his crown and the tiaras and accessories worn by the Empresses Josephine and Marie-Louise. Chaumet still embellishes women today with its most beautiful creations.

12, Place Vendôme ###
Fred (External link)

In 1936, Fred Samuel “the Modern Jewellery Designer" opened his first shop at number 6 Rue Royale in Paris. An innovator, he created jewellery collections that were inspired by fashion and the trends of the time.

8, Place de l'Opéra

Mauboussin (External link)

A historical jewellery house, Mauboussin is renowned for its colourful creations made from diamonds, emeralds or sapphires. Its unequalled know-how and its modernity have made it one of the leading houses of the Place Vendôme.

20, Place Vendôme

Poiray (External link)

Since it was established, Poiray rapidly met with spectacular success due to its original, understated, round-shaped and often colourful jewellery designs.

1, Rue de la Paix

Van Cleef & Arpels (External link)

Van Cleef & Arpels are renowned for their expertise in precious stones and have won particular acclaim for a groundbreaking gem-setting procedure known as the Mystery Setting, a precious stone paving procedure that uses no visible claws.

22, place Vendôme