Visiting Paris this season? Make sure you check out these top stores on rue Saint-Honoré
The centre of Paris is full of fashionable boutiques for men and women, along with haute perfume houses and interior stores. Here we offer a guide to some of the best stores to visit on rue Saint-Honoré, in the first arrondissement.
The French house of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in the world. If you are in rue Saint-Honoré you simply have to stop at its boutique here. From the outside, the windows offer only small clue as to the riches in the shop. Walk through the doorway and you’ll find a black and gold mosaic and above you, and a chandelier that radiates a wonderful light. This is a fragrance space designed like a wine cellar, with just the right temperature maintained for the many scents on offer. The boutique also has a small private room where you can admire a number of exceptional bottles. Also on offer are body lotions and make-up products.
Guerlain, 356 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4260 6861
This young luxury haute perfume house specialises in candles and in scents for women and men. The three founders select exceptional materials from around the world, such as rose of May absolute from Grasse, and Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. For customers wanting exclusive luxury and excellence, each perfume in the collection can be personalised with the highest quality ingredients, allowing you to highlight one of the existing scents or give the fragrance a new creative twist. You can even personalise the bottle, adding your initials.
Ex Nihilo, 352 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4015 9377
Miu Miu strengthened its presence in Paris with the opening of a prestigious new boutique on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 2018. The boutique extends over three floors and features striking displays of accessories, handbags, shoes and ready-to-wear collections. The shop has a beautiful interior that is at once intimate and contemporary. Ceilings and floors are all in the same harmonious shade of light blue, creating an effect of a monochrome box. This place is unmissable; it is even more luxurious than other Miu Miu shops thanks to its painstaking design by Miuccia Prada.
Miu Miu, 1 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 5862 5320
The much sought-after shoes of Clergerie are available globally through a network of directly operated boutiques in key locations, from London to New York and Los Angeles, and there are also more than 250 wholesale partners. But it’s in Paris that this French brand really resonates, and if you’re in the city you should visit its boutique on rue Saint-Honoré, which opened in 2017. Clergerie’s footwear designs are often daring and unconventional yet always elegant. The brand offers a wide range, from everyday footwear to dress shoes.
Clergerie, 326 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4020 4380
Step into the rue Saint-Honoré boutique of French accessories brand Moynat and you will feel you’ve travelled in time, thanks to the displays of bags through the ages. Moynat is renowned for its Mini Vanity, Gabrielle, Limousine and Mosaique designs. Yet it is most famous for the Réjane model, launched in 1903 and the first handbag ever to be named after a leading actress ‒ Gabrielle Réjane. More than a century later, Moynat has created a new Réjane handbag, designed by the house’s artistic director Ramesh Nair.
Moynat, 348 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4703 8397
Where best to buy Louboutin footwear other than at this fantastic Saint-Honoré boutique? Walking into the store you are greeted by a striking display of red-soled shoes. Red is dominant throughout the boutique, from floor to ceiling, creating a special shopping experience.
Louboutin, 68 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4268 3765
Located on the corner of rue Saint-Honoré and rue de Castiglione, fragrance store Goutal Paris has to be on your must-visit list when in Paris. It is an elegant, and opulent boutique with a modern twist, and there is something for everyone here. With knowledge of perfumery second to none, the assistants will show you the proper way to apply fragrances. The bottles and packaging are as beautiful as the products they contain.
Goutal Paris, 14 rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4260 5282