For iconic French design: Chanel
The prestigious avenue Montaigne is home to two Chanel stores, with one boutique located at number 51 and another opposite at number 42, which is dedicated to accessories and jewellery. Encompassing 4,200 square feet, the sleek interior mirrors the brand’s signature aesthetics with tweed sofas and an elegant palette of beige, white and gold. Visit to shop Chanel’s latest handbags and covetable new-season accessories.
Chanel, 42 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4070 8200
For timeless leather accessories: Louis Vuitton
Styled in the manner of an elegant Parisian apartment, the Louis Vuitton store on avenue Montaigne is sleek and modern, and a less-busy alternative to the brand’s flagship store. Shop across the full collection of luxury Louis Vuitton men’s and women’s ready-to-wear fashion, signature premium leather goods, shoes, accessories and jewellery. With an in-house concierge and personalisation service, this is shopping at its finest.
Louis Vuitton, 22 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4562 4700
For top international design: Fendi
Avenue Montaigne is home to some of Paris’s sleekest shopping destinations, with interiors and design features as covetable as the clothing collections themselves. Fendi’s Paris flagship is a great example and its Baguette Wall, dedicated to the house’s cult handbag style, is a real draw. The shop offers the most exclusive selection of animal skins, colours and finishes for its stylish pieces – perfect for those who are looking for a one-of-a-kind item. Head to the ground floor for custom-made options.
Fendi, 51 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4952 8452
For cocktails: Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Relax after a day of shopping and indulge in a cocktail or a spot of lunch at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s perennially chic venue La Terrasse Montaigne. Situated on the prestigious avenue Montaigne thoroughfare, the al fresco terrace is the ideal spot for watching some of Paris’s best-dressed residents pass by. Enjoy a glass of champagne – or two – and make the most of the menu of light, seasonal dishes.
La Terrasse Montaigne, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 5367 6600
For dinner with a view: Maison Blanche
For a real show-stopping view, visitors should head up to Maison Blanche, on the rooftop of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The restaurant’s terrace is a beautiful spot for al fresco dining, with white sofas and beautiful table settings offering the perfect surroundings for an elegant lunch or dinner. Featuring breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, this avenue Montaigne terrace is one of the best outdoor dining spots in Paris – day or night.
Maison Blanche, 15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4723 5599