Oh My Cream
Paris is famous for its top skincare brands, but pharmacies in the city can be daunting places to try and shop. Oh My Cream has several shops in Paris, all of which will help customers find their perfect skincare. A favourite with beauty editors and skincare fanatics alike, the shops offer a refined selection of prestigious brands that are often hard to track down. Top skincare labels include Tata Harper, Pai, Dermalogica, Oskia and Institut Esthederm while niche make-up brands such as RMS Beauty and hair care brands like Christophe Robin add a special element. The shops are beautifully laid out and have chic design elements. Top beauty experts are on hand to offer free skin diagnosis and there are monthly masterclasses. Beauty fans will not want to miss this.
Oh My Cream, 4 rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, +33 (0)9 8624 3651
Pigalle is often referred to as Paris’s answer to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, so it comes as no surprise that the area is home to several concept stores that are ideal for sourcing unique fashion buys. Spree is one of the coolest concept stores here and is the perfect place to invest in designer and vintage pieces and pick up some unique souvenirs from Paris. Step inside and you’ll be rewarded with a carefully curated selection of items from top labels such as Isabel Marant, Vanessa Seward, Acne Studios and Comme des Garçons. In addition to French and international brands, there is an impressive selection of vintage and contemporary designer furniture.
Spree, 16 rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris, +33 (0)1 4223 4140
Those seeking original pieces for the home or hunting for unique accessories are sure to fall in love with Super Shop. Run by three Parisian creatives, the boutique offers highly desirable fashion and furniture, all presented in Instagram-worthy surroundings. The design trio offers beautiful jewellery, whether statement pieces or delicate items, as well as custom furniture. Alongside are fun accessories such as sunglasses, headbands and trinkets, ideal for adding a unique touch to an outfit. If you’re looking for an extra-special gift you might like to book a place at one of the jewellery workshops and create your own piece.
Super Shop, 29 rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 4463 8565
Maison Kitsuné brings modern Parisian style to the Pigalle neighbourhood. Created in 2002, the brand has a bold, contemporary vision, offering a unique blend of fashion, music and coffee shops in its stores. The Pigalle shop is housed in a magnificent 1862 building designed by celebrated French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and it provides a perfect setting for Maison Kitsuné’s ready-to-wear clothing. The range is influenced by both Paris and Tokyo and strikes a perfect balance between comfort and simplicity, its laid-back cool pieces often featuring the house’s fox motif. The brand’s playful mix of colours and fabrics has made it a key player in the Paris fashion scene, and it has created a modern silhouette for men and women. From cool slogan sweatshirts to casual trousers and striped shirt dresses, Maison Kitsuné is the perfect place to shop contemporary Parisian style.
Maison Kitsuné, 68 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 4526 1129
Those on the hunt for vintage treasures should make a beeline to Retro Chic in the Piaglle district. Offering a selection of second-hand designer fashion and accessories, it is a treasure trove of beautiful, original and unique clothes, many of which are sure to spark joy with discerning vintage lovers. Be sure to keep an eye out for top designer names as the store often pulls in the likes of Chanel, Hermès, Lanvin and YSL.
Retro Chic, 57 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)6 1793 0364