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The best addresses in Paris for personalised shopping


Avoid queues and crowds with a shopping experience that’s made to measure. If you seek a personal fashion consultant who can enhance your elegance factor or find you a Birkin bag in your favourite colour, Global Blue’s list offers five top-end addresses

Paulina Szmydke ,

Zegna Global Store
Share your passion for sartorial excellence with Italian master tailor Ermenegildo Zegna. Precision-cut from the finest natural fibres, a Zegna suit embodies style, character and lasting elegance. Discover the world of meticulous Italian fashion sartistry at Zegna’s new global store in Paris. In the luxurious, peaceful VIP room designed by renowned architect Peter Marino, the swift hands of an exceptionally skilled master tailor will take your measurements. With its Su Misura service, Zegna delivers on its promise of ‘perfectly tailored made-to-measure attire designed specifically for your individual needs’ – and offers a truly extraordinary experience. No appointment is necessary.

Ermenegildo Zegna, 50 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4451 1991

La Suite at Galeries Lafayette
To cater to its discerning international clientele, the world-famous Galeries Lafayette department store has built a 400-square-metre private apartment on the sixth floor of its branch in the heart of Paris with a magnificent view of the Sacré-Cœur. A professional stylist with an eye for what works for you individually – and what doesn’t – will assist with anything from a complete makeover to hunting down the perfect piece for a special occasion. This customised shopping adventure also includes an exclusive analysis of the very latest fashion trends. Your stylist will also compile a personalised look-book with your favourite brands and update it regularly. The moment the new Chloé item you crave hits the store, you’ll be sure to know. By appointment only: €250 for two hours; free alterations and delivery within Paris.

Galeries Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 4282 8388

Printemps
Finding the right piece in a department store as vast as Printemps can be daunting so visitors will appreciate the services of a skilled personal shopper to navigate all corners of the sumptuous Art Nouveau pavilion. As well as frequent pop-up stores on every floor, Printemps takes great pride in hosting one of the most complete selections of international brands available, including Proenza Schouler, Rabih Kayrouz and Tom Ford, and often offers exclusive pieces. On request, your personal shopper can make a pre-selection that will match your taste and assist you with making the right choices either at a private salon in the store or at your home for a truly private shopping spree away from the crowds. The service is free; appointment necessary.

Printemps, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 4282 6611, personalshopper@printemps.fr

Le Bon Marché
By teaming up with Fashion Group Consulting, which advises professional models on how to look their best, Le Bon Marché takes customised shopping to a brand-new level. Whether your personal style is classically chic or bold and avant-garde, you will be advised by a consultant best suited to deal with your specific needs. Indulge in this luxury department store’s selection of the newest collections, including Christopher Kane’s playful prints and Alaïa’s curve-hugging creations. For men, there is also a bespoke tailoring service. By appointment only: €150 for two hours or €350 for half a day; free alterations and delivery.

Le Bon Marché, 24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4439 5065, stylisteprive@lebonmarche.fr

Hermès
There is no personal stylist waiting at Hermès – but your own imagination can be given free rein. Using the brand’s special order service, creative customers can plunge into Hermès’s fantastical universe and customise one-off pieces. Whether it’s the classic Birkin bag handcrafted in a dream colour or a bespoke Champagne carrier in crocodile leather, if the idea reaches Hermès’s aesthetic standards, it can become reality. A Japanese rock band once asked for a saddle with wings for its album cover. Hermès duly delivered.

Hermès, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4017 4717

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