Paris' shoppers' paradise for fashionable luxury goods still manages to retain a certain elegance in spite of its ... More
Paris' shoppers' paradise for fashionable luxury goods still manages to retain a certain elegance in spite of its flashy, state of the art decor. The store's aim is to bring together the most beautiful, most unusual and most expensive designer items. So if you're looking for a Gucci watch, a dress by Jeremy Scott (one of fashion's rising stars), or make-up from New York, this place is bound to have it. Worth a look is its kiosk which contains the latest, most incisive fashion and design magazines, while its high-tech cafe downstairs offers over 100 different brands of mineral water.
Colette has an ever-changing display of things beautiful, interesting and, typically, expensive. The restaurant downstairs, The Water Bar, is excellent, with a variety of healthy (steamed vegetables with chevre or mozerella) and seasonal dishes. The windows facing Rue St. Honore change every week and are themselves typically works of art. On Sundays, when the store is closed, I to love watch the everpresent Headmistress and her minions change out the wares and the windows for Monday's opening. Retail as theater at its highest form.
One of the most famous haute couture brands in the world, Chanel is also one of the oldest fashion houses
(opened in 1909), known for the little black dress, the tweed suit, and Marilyn Monroe's favorite Chanel N°5 perfume. ...
This chain of reliable Paris stores, designed for the busy city shopper, can be found in each arrondissement. Stores are
usually divided into a grocery store on one floor and clothing, home and beauty sections on another floor. Clothing ...
For English speakers, it is no hassle being in Paris as far as books and newspapers are concerned. WH Smith
has crossed the Channel (it's a chain in the UK), and now sits on the famous rue de Rivoli ...
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