GREATER PARIS - - [ Insider's Guide] - By San­dra Is­kan­der


he French ca­pi­tal is re­now­ned for its style and being the world’s des­ti­na­tion for shop­ping. Cons­tant­ly ad­ding to its al­rea­dy illus­trious list of bou­tiques, Pa­ris has wel­co­med four more bou­tiques that will up­date your home, beau­ty va­ni­ty and je­wel­le­ry col­lec­tion.

Dress your home in mo­dern ele­gance thanks to the new­ly ope­ned Ch­ris­tofle bou­tique on the chic Rue Saint-ho­no­ré. Just a few doors down from where the ico­nic Co­lette store once stood, the new bou­tique is an in­vi­ting space where you are drawn in­to an apart­ment-ins­pi­red space where the French house dis­plays its sa­voir-faire in sil­ver­ware. Li­mi­ted edi­tion pieces, the house’s si­gna­ture Mood sil­ver­ware set and co­lour­ful crys­tal ware are on­ly some of the gor­geous crea­tions wai­ting to be hand­pi­cked to add a French touch to your home.

Brin­ging to­ge­ther the two things that are dear to eve­ry la­dy’s heart, beau­ty and French pas­tries, the new 86 Champs bou­tique on the gor­geous Ave­nue des Champs-ely­sées brings the uni­verse of L’oc­ci­tane beau­ty and the world of pas­try chef ex­tra­or­di­naire Pierre Her­mé un­der one glo­rious roof de­si­gned by French de­si­gner Lau­ra Gon­za­lez. Open dai­ly, the 86 Champs in­vites you to shop for your beau­ty creams be­fore or af­ter en­joying a sin­ful­ly de­li­cious Mil­le­feuille or uni­que­ly fla­vou­red ma­ca­rons in­clu­ding the cho­co­late and foie gras ma­ca­ron. The bou­tique al­so boasts a cof­fee bar to ap­pease cof­fee snobs vi­si­ting the ca­pi­tal.

Wor­king with na­tu­ral in­gre­dients and made in France, Huy­gens beau­ty pro­ducts have found a po­pu­lar fol­lo­wing with Parisians and due to its suc­cess the brand re­cent­ly de­ci­ded to open a se­cond bou­tique. The new bou­tique of­fers shop­pers the same pro­duct range and the op­por­tu­ni­ty to create their bes­poke pro­ducts using es­sen­tial oils to suit eve­ry client’s pre­fe­rences. With a lab on­site the pro­ducts can be per­so­na­li­sed quite qui­ck­ly mea­ning shop­pers can leave with their sho­wer gel, bo­dy scrub or even their sham­poo.

The Ci­ty of Ro­mance re­cent­ly wel­co­med the se­cond branch of Zei­na Al­liances where gent­le­men can find the per­fect en­ga­ge­ment ring to ask their lo­ved ones’ hand in mar­riage and it is al­so where couples can find their per­fect wed­ding bands to­ge­ther to say I Do. And un­ders­tan­ding how ner­vous some gent­le­men may be about get­ting down on one knee the smart people at Zei­na’s have in­clu­ded a ful­ly-sto­cked bar in the bou­tique to help calm the nerves so while de­ci­ding on the cut, ca­rat and co­lour clients can en­joy a glass of Cham­pagne or per­haps vod­ka on the rocks.

Ch­ris­tofle Bou­tique 221 rue Saint-ho­no­ré (1st), 01 40 13 10 43

86 Champs 86 ave des Champs-ely­sées (8th), 01 70 38 77 38

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