Art in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” Oscar Wilde

Fusalp: sporty chic in the city

Atailoring business established in Annecy since 1952, Fusalp is synonymous with winter sports. And for good reason: they invented the modern stirrup-pants worn over the shoes, and then the one-piece ski suit that transforms any skier into a Queen of the slopes! The...

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Burberry: never without my Car Coat!

The Burberry brand, founded in 1856 and part of the DNA of British culture, invented the trench coat: an iconic cult item, often copied, never equalled. Hollywood glorified it through celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. Creative and...

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Avril Gau: bright footwear for women on the go

The light is always of the essence at Avril Gau. No rhinestones or glitter, yet enough brightness to dazzle the fans of its leathers in intense colours. So, city dwellers, enjoy; the boots of the winter 2017 are clicking on the pavement with style. And for the most...

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JAQK: limited offer for gentlemen

If the area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is full of famous and luxurious brands, it also reserves some chic and affordable surprises, such as JAQK, menswear from Lille. Since 1 October, this brand, created in 2010 by six friends who enjoyed to get together to go to the...

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Discreet audacity in the service of the chic

Photo © Frédéric Lucano The intimate boutique of Avril Gau can be found in the quiet street of rue des Quatre-Vents. “The shop is tiny, a bit tucked away, but it’s our favorite, explains the designer smilingly. Either you stumble across it or… you really go looking...

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Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons: art in sharing

By working with the iconoclast Jeff Koons, one of the most famous contemporary artists, the creator of the Inflatable Rabbit –made in stainless steel in 1986– and the Balloon Dogs, considered by most collectors as one of the emblematic works of the end of the 20th...

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Hermès: when nothing but luxury will do

The former piscine of the Lutetia, a real Art Deco treasure, has been home to the 1,500 m2 Hermès concept store since 2010. The main staircase, the mosaiques, and the “diving board” where you can have tea with a view over the former basin, are really worth a visit....

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Repeat: the cashmere fashion

On 1st September, the Swiss-Dutch cashmere brand, Repeat, opened its first Paris store on boulevard Saint-Germain, indicating its strategy of developing its own-brand distribution network in France.

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Louis Vuitton: the art of travel

© LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER – STÉPHANE MURATET The divine House is born! It’s almost natural that, after nine months of gestation, and under the leadership of its architect, Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton unveils its new face to Parisians and tourists from all over the...

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Christian Lacroix’ original sketches

Under the large atrium of the sublime brand, sun is shining at Christian Lacroix! The new line of sunglasses is flirting, the famous pillows are adorned with flowers and mixed colourful shoes are fulfilling their Californian dreams alongside silky beach towels by the...

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Vuitton, a unique concept opening mid-September

Photo © LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER / Stéphane MURATET When it’s the work of Louis Vuitton’s (Céline’s, Chanel’s, Dior’s, Guerlain’s, Bulgari’s as well) iconoclastic star-architect Peter Marino, currently in charge of the redesign of the brand’s shop in Saint-Germain, one...

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Victoire, another idea of fashion

What have Inès de la Fressange and Jodie Foster in common? They are both fond of Victoire! It must be said that the opening of the first store, in the 60’s, on the eponymous square, sounded like a small revolution. Because Victoire is no less than the first prestige...

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Galerie Nicaise, art and literature modernity

Pierre, voracious reader and with a past within the Imprimerie Nationale, together with Antoine, the gallery owner’s son, have managed to make us travel in one place. “No boundaries in Art” as Victor Hugo used to say, add “talent” and you are precisely at the right...

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The workshop Visconti and the rising sun

Following passion as a compass, Sigrid de Montrond, manager of the renowned Atelier Visconti, located in the eponymous street, was guided towards the Pacific Ocean. That is how her interest in the land of the Rising Sun came about, little less than a year ago, when...

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