With renowned French fashion boutique Colette closing its doors for the very last time on 20 December, we’re looking to alternative concept stores to visit instead.
Here’s our rundown of the five best concept stores to see in Paris…
Insta-famous thanks to the vintage red Fiat parked in its courtyard, stock up from an expertly curated range of homeware, clothing and accessories – particularly from its own in-house range.
111 Boulevard Beaumatchais, 75003, merci-merci.com/en
Renowned for its capsule collaborations (Byredo, Delfonics, Super Normal), the second branch of this slick boutique has a larger lifestyle offering than the original, smaller store on Rue de Charonne.
128 rue Vieille du Temple, 75003, frenchtrotters.fr/en
3. The Broken Arm
If the high-end fashion brands aren’t within your budget, browse the indie magazines, coffee-table books and cool posters before snacking on charcuterie or burrata at the on-site café.
12 Rue Perrée, 75003, the-broken-arm.com/en
4. Centre Commercial
Sébastien Kopp and François Morillion first founded Veja, the street-style-approved trainer brand you’ve likely spotted all over Instagram this season, and the clever design duo also own the equally chic concept store, Centre Commercial. Expect to find unisex brands, alongside a beauty and lifestyle offering, all housed in an impressive loft space which also doubles up as an events venue.
2 Rue de Marseille, 75010, centrecommercial.cc
5. Tom Greyhound Paris
A contemporary, minimalist space that offers a mix of carefully selected designers from established luxury brands such as Marni and Jil Sander to up-and-coming labels like Cedric Charlier and Off White. This is the ultimate destination for dedicated fashion fans.
19 Rue de Saintonge, 75003, tomgreyhound.com
Main image: Rex Features