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HOURS/TIMESVaries by shop
PRICEExpensive; varies by shop
METROAlma Marceau; Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prepare to spot a veritable who’s who of high profile designers as you sweep down the grandiose Avenue Montaigne, one of the world’s ritiziest shopping strips. World-class couturiers like Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Versace, and Cavalli are among the labels housed in the avenue’s elegant mansions. Narrow Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, which shoots off from Avenue Matignon at the the north end of Avenue Montaigne, may lack the former’s distinguished architecture but still offers the same class of upscale retail (including flagships of Lanvin and Hermès and an outpost of tea merchants Mariage Frères).
USE A PURCHASE FROM HERE FOR
High-end gifts; designer wear
WHY WE LIKE IT
When we really want to get into the “Parisian chic” zone, we dress up in sleek designer casuals (think Chanel ballet flats, Hermès scarf, and a simple blouse or sweater) and spend the afternoon rubbing shoulders with well-heeled Parisians and tourists as we hop between Avenue Montaigne’s and Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré’s boutiques.
GOOD TO KNOW
Avenue George V (Paris)
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