The tree-lined avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world. With the Arc de Triomphe standing at its western end, it offers some of the most expensive real estate in Europe and is home to many of the world’s most prestigious brands. Created in 1670, during the reign of the Louis XIV, the street was redesigned in 1836 by Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann and soon gained a glamorous reputation as a meeting place for aristocrats, bankers and industrialists, who were drawn to its luxury hotels and mansions. In the 1920s the avenue began to resemble the street as we know it today, with its luxury stores, cafés and restaurants. The avenue des Champs-Élysées makes up one side of Paris’s Triangle d’Or – Golden Triangle – together with the avenue Montaigne and avenue George V. Featuring the highest concentration of luxury boutiques in the French capital, the street is the ultimate place for those looking for high-end ready-to-wear fashion, accessories and leading French brands. Here, we guide you through the best shops along the avenue des Champs-Élysées.