This menswear establishment has become one of the most sought after shopping destinations in Paris. Reputable for their classic yet contemporary clothing, their designs take wardrobe staples to statement pieces with their exquisite choice of fabrics and techniques. With a number of locations across the city their stores complement their collections. The fresh and clean interiors are kitted out with cinematic notes inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.
Childhood friends, Mathieu de Ménonville and Rémi de Laquintane, put their good uses together and transformed their apartment into a boutique under the name Melinda Gloss back in 2009. Over the last decade the brand has evolved in many ways and now has two stand-alone stores in the city. Their designs are clear cut, unapologetic for want of a better word, exactly the effortless image Parisian’s portray.
This brand’s founder opened his first store in a basement gallery on the Champs Élysées, where he sold the likes of Prada, Helmut Lang and Maison Margiela. Now home to six stores Armand Hadida is shaping the fashion industry - one store has no windows and another has their clothes hidden behind the walls. Hadida wanted to create an environment that really allows his salespeople to engage with this customers, and it’s become quite the experience.
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If you’re looking for that savoir-faire when in the French capital; Husbands Paris is your destination. Inspired by icons of yesteryear such as Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, their etherial clothing is the perfect fit for those who seek pleasure in an era of the past. Featuring a range of tailoring from chalk stripe three-pieces to nonchalant sport coats, Husbands Paris pride themselves on quality made from a variety of authentic fabrics.
For easy-to-wear, everyday clothing with that little bit extra you’ll want to have a peruse in Lemaire. Located in the city’s Marais district; and this surrounding artsy environment of past and present is conveyed in their collection. Evoking a classic Parisian mode of dress their clothing is effortless, relaxed yet put together. Choose from their knitwears, outerwear and neutrally toned clothing to make for ideal French-inspired layering.
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