Breton stripes, LBD, classic chic or avant-garde Parisienne? Create your looks with our favourite womenswear shops and boutiques
Long famed for its groundbreaking haute couture, Paris is also home to slick concept stores, indie oddities, and the biggest, brashest high street stalwarts. What's a girl to do but consult our selection of the five best shops and boutiques for women's clothes?
Fashion editors have tipped designers Laurent and Arik Bitton for stardom with what they call 'basic deluxe': skinny knits, skinny jeans, babydoll dresses and the 'perfecto' mini leather jacket. With
- 53 rue Vieille-du-Temple, 4th
Marant's style is easily recognisable in her ethno-babe brocades, blanket-like coats and decorated sweaters. Her Etoile line is a particular favourite among young trendies and artsy Parisiennes.
- 47 rue Saintonge, 3rd
Agnès b rarely wavers from her design vision: pure lines in fine quality cotton, merino wool and silk. Best buys are shirts, pullovers and cardigans that keep their shape for years. Her mini-empire
- 2, 3, 6 & 19 rue du Jour, 1st
The look here is simple but stylish: think perfectly cut basics in muted tones. Hip without trying too hard, its jeans are a big hit with denim aficionados - the skinny version nearly caused a
- 38 rue Madame, 6th