Paris, the birthplace of haute couture, has been one of the main sources for fashion influence in the world for decades. For many years, fashion trends from the streets of Paris make their way into retail stores around the world. Though our world is as global venue for fashion, Paris will still be one of the most influential cities in the fashion industry.
The region encompassing Opera-Grands Boulevard, is the city’s best known shopping hub and is home to two immensely influential galleries: Lafayette and Printemps. These galleries gather all of the main luxury brands in the world, as well as restaurants and cafes.
To those who are looking for a culture-centered neighborhood, the Marais is a fantastic option. The cobblestone streets bring a charming feel to the boulangeries, the cafes, restaurants, prestigious squares, international stores, as well as the luxury fashion French boutiques.
The region around the Saint Martin Canal, is the Parisian’s youth’s hip spot. Small bistros, a cool creative crowd, making the region one of the coolest places to be in Paris.
Belleville, the city in which Edith Piaf, a French vocalist, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress was raised, is the new favorite get-away of the French hipsters. It is the center of Parisian street art which relies on a great number of galleries, new designer’s ateliers, bars, and a mix of accents and cultural flavors as a result of the immigration in the region.
Paris also has an abundance of museums. The Musee D’Orsay, Grand Palais, and the Petit Palais are a must-see for any lover of fashion, as they have a wide collection of Fashion exhibits that are overwhelmingly exciting. The Georges Pompidou Center is an amusement park for Modern Art lovers: a cultural complex during the day, a restaurant in the evening, and a night club in the evening. Absolutely unmissable!
In 2014, the LVMH inaugurated the Louis Vuitton Foundation at the Jardin d’Acclimatation. It is divided into eleven galleries and balconies, that hold the group’s art collection and expositions focused on the 20th and 21st century.
Paris, a city that is known for its style, glamour and sophistication, has officially been named the most elegant city in the world. Paris is a collaboration of both the old and the new world unique architecture, constantly reinventing itself. Anyone with a taste for culture, art, gastronomy, or fashion will feel right at home in the city’s century-old streets and cultural landscapes.