Ralph Lauren's flagship in Saint-Germain, Paris, opened in April 2010, and quickly became a favourite location for all those in search of chic, cool and glam. This is the brand's largest European flagship store, with a total floor area of 2,100 square metres in the five floors of a 17th century mansion building. The restoration operations went on for three years, and the interiors feature crystal chandeliers, parquet flooring, panelled walls, and crystal chandeliers. As well as the various lines of merchandise, superbly displayed in appropriately-furnished interiors, the store also include the first Ralph Lauren restaurant in Europe. "Ralph's" has quickly earned a reputation as the best American restaurant in Paris, serving beef from RL's ranch in Colorado, hamburgers, Californian wine and many other specialities.
Ralph's Restaurant is open Mon-Fri 12 midday-2.30 pm, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat 12 midday-3 p.m., 7 p.m.-11.30 p.m.; Sun 11.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m. (brunch), 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
by Natalia Grgona