French Fashion - Walking Tour and Map to See the Best Designers

French Fashion and a Self-Guided Walking Tour

Paris is the capital of French fashion. Paris is an exciting place for fashion shows, quaint and beautiful streets for vintage shopping, headquarters of leading luxury brands, and museums on design.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits the couturier’s body of work here on the premises of his former haute couture house.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) ranges from shoes to home design. Watch the website and museum news for fashion exhibits. A separate museum, Musée de la mode et du textile, is now a department of this museum. Extensive resources including decorative arts, documentation center, photo library, Carrousel Workshops (for children and adults), shop and restaurant. Other locations: Site Monceau (63 Rue de Monceau) and Site Raspail (266 Boulevard Raspail).
Musée Galliera
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris, France
The museum is currently in renovation and plans to reopen by the end of 2019. One of the objectives is to double the area of the museum.
Avenue Des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
This fabulous boulevard is home to many brands and great for walking and window-shopping. Guerlain has a location here.
Rue Saint-Honoré
Rue Saint-Honoré, 75000 Paris, France
Walk the Saint-Honoré. You will find many upscale boutiques and brands including: Guerlain, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, Goyard, Omega, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Mulberry, Longchamp, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, and Emporio Armani.
Place Vendôme
Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
Window shopping around Place Vendôme. The area is renowned for its fashionable hotels (such as the Ritz) and fashion designers.
The Triangle d’Or
Avenue Montaigne, Paris, France
Considered by many to be the center of the world's finest haute couture shops. Located at the intersection of Avenue Montaigne, Avenue George V and Rue François 1er. Brands include: Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Prada, Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more. Incredible to look in the windows at how beautifully designed a store can be.
Galeries Lafayette
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
Upscale French department store with 10 floors in the main store. Fashion for the home, men, women, food, views and much more. Most luxury brands are here including Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Tag Heuer, Sonia Rykiel, and Lancôme. Fashion shows are open to the public on most Friday afternoons in Galeries Lafayette. Buy tickets in advance and check your confirmation emails for the exact location and time. More info here:
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
One of the Grands Magasins of Paris. Focus on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories, and men's wear. Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari and other luxury designers and brands.
Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
Le Bon Marché is a luxury department store in Paris selling a wide range of high-end goods.
Les Halles
75001 Paris, France
A modern shopping mall built largely underground and directly connected to the massive RER and métro transit hub of Châtelet-Les-Halles.
Le Marais
Rue Tournelles 75003 Paris, France
A fashionable district with many hip and luxury boutiques, restaurants and bistros. Some of the best streets for fashion include: Rue de Rivoli, Rue Tournelles, Boulevard Beaumarchais, Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue Vieille du Temple, Rue de la Verrerie. More on Le Marais:
10 Rue de Crussol, 75011 Paris, France
Vintage clothing in Paris. Check out the website gallery.
Christian Dior
25 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France
French luxury goods, commonly known as Dior.

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Galeries Lafayette and Printemps

To get a better feel for the Grand Magasins of Paris – huge department stores for one-stop luxury shopping, check out this recent post.

More on Shopping in Le Marais

The Marais has always been a favorite area for shopping, cafes, and French culture. Check out this recent post on shopping for Vintage Clothes in the Marais.

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