Where to be seen during Paris Fashion Week Thanx God I'm A VIP

Where to be seen during Paris Fashion Week

Nothing says Parisian like cafes, clubs, and most notably, fashion. But where do the models, photographers and top bloggers go after dark?

After the decadence of the shows, the frantic dash from place to place and the general stress overload, make sure you know where to go and where to be seen during each evening during Paris Fashion Week. Here's LUXOS' guide to tackling the city's craziest week like the in-crowd.

Les Bains

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Les Bains

Reopened in spring 2015, the legendary nightclub that started out as a bathhouse in 1885, counted the world’s glitterati as its patrons from the late 1970s, including Karl Lagerfeld and Andy Warhol. Still very much on the glamour books, especially during fashion week, Les Bains is a top choice for regular after- show events for brands like Christian Dior. On regular days, with the hotel upstairs being coveted by the stars, it’s possible to spot a celebrity or two nestled at the restaurant or bar. www.lesbains-paris.com 

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Opened in 1994 by bonne vivante Sylvie Chateigner, the 200sqm haunt is a favourite with Caroline de Maigret, Parisian fashion icon, model and co-author of the bestselling How to be Parisian Wherever You Are. Tucked in the trendy Canal Saint Martin neighbourhood, the vintage boutique draws celebrities looking for unique finds like high-waisted Alaïa trousers to Hermès accessories. www.thanxgod.com 

Related: 'Made in France': Parisian boutiques that boast home-grown talent

Colette

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Colette

Paris’ first concept store, Colette opened its doors in 1997. With 700sqm of meticulously-curated apparel, accessories, books, homeware and beauty products, it is at the forefront of international fashion trends. The boutique also has a water bar and gallery space, and counts none other than the fashion king himself, Karl Lagerfeld, as one of its regulars. www.colette.fr 

Silencio

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Silencio

A former printing house, Silencio opened in 2011 and was created by famed film director David Lynch, whose inspiration was the eponymous club of his 2001 film Mulholland Drive. A slick members’ club of A-listers like Kanye West, it’s a hotspot for the global creative community with couture houses such as Chanel and Hermès regularly holding fashion week parties here. www.silencio-club.com 

Related: 5 of the best al fresco spots in Paris

David Mallett

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David Mallett

Headed by the best hairdresser in town, Mr Mallet has worked with the likes of Chanel as well as fashion press like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He counts top-model Naomi Campbell and French style icon actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg among his exclusive clientele, whom he welcomes within the intimate and relaxed setting of a whimsical ultra-luxurious apartment.  www.david-mallett.com 

Le Bon Marché, Lagerfeld

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Le Bon Marché, Lagerfeld

The Paris fashion staple par excellence for Karl Lagerfeld to Kardashian mum Kris Jenner, the 1852 left- bank department store is a haven of top luxury fashion and homeware brands as well as a foodie stop in the La Grand Epicerie wing. Collaborations with glitzy designers are numerous and launches are always attended by the likes of Olivier Zahm, founder of fashion magazine Purple. www.lebonmarche.com 

Related: How to live like a Parisian

Café de Flore

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A favourite with Alber Elbaz, the man behind the Lanvin overhaul, the Saint-Germain 1880 landmark café is usually overridden with tourists basking in the Parisian essence left by ghosts (that of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus) of a time passed. You’ll generally be able to catch the fashion crowd indulging in a café crème early in the morning before 9am. www.cafe-de-flore.com 

Les Deux Abeilles

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Les Deux Abeilles

Another favourite of Elbaz and of enigmatic fashion icon and writer Diane Pernet, this cosy understated family-run restaurant that has a real tree as its centrepiece serves food all day. The instantly recognisable Madame Pernet, draped in black veils and fitted with dark shades, has been known to indulge in the traditional homemade hot chocolate and chestnut cake. 

Related: Paris' most elegant cafés

L’Arc Club Paris

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L'Arc Club Paris

Tucked under celeb hotspot restaurant Victoria 1836, the Lenny Kravitz designed nightclub is the place to party for the world’s stars. Reopened in October 2014, the exclusive chic haunt faces the Arc de Triomphe (whence the club gets its name) and welcomes everyone from Donatella Versace and French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to Mick Jagger and Diane Kruger. www.larc-paris.com 

1 Les Bains
2 Thanx God I’m a VIP
3 Colette
4 Silencio
5 David Mallett
6 Le Bon Marché, Lagerfeld
7 Café de Flore
8 Les Deux Abeilles
9 L’Arc Club Paris