Luxury shopping in the Golden Triangle
Vuitton, Chanel, Saint Laurent… The Plaza Athénée, the Shangri-La, the Royal Monceau… The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Fouquet’s, Crazy Horse… Prestigious names that the whole world dreams of.
Whether it be for a monogram or simply for a spot of window shopping, enjoy an extraordinary day among the grand hotels, luxury brands, haute couture and refined eateries of the Golden Triangle.
Welcome to the Champs-Elysées
Honour where honour is due. Follow in the footsteps of Pretty Woman and stroll down the most beautiful avenue in the world from the Arc de Triomphe to the Rond-point des Champs-Elysées, savouring a fashion paradise offering window after window of high-class prêt-à-porter and luxury labels for your delight and delectation.
Stop off at number 60
Where iconic Paris department store Galeries Lafayette opened an ultra-chic outlet in March 2019. Housed in a vast, 6,500 m2 Art Deco building, it offers an immersive and exclusive shopping experience, more like a concept store than a department store.
With emerging designers and established names from the world of fashion, inspired personal stylists, beautifully balanced food counters and eateries devised by Simon Porte Jacquemus, Galeries Lafayette has brought a little magic back to the Champs-Elysées.
Discover the big Parisian department stores
For a touch of luxury and beauty
Head to Guerlain, one of Paris’s oldest parfumiers, which has been a fixture on the Champs-Elysées since 1914.
Explore two centuries of legendary fragrances and creations – L’Heure Bleue, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, Terracotta, Rouge G de Guerlain and more – in a majestic Belle Epoque listed building.
Just a stone’s throw from the Elysée Palace...
Fragrances, watches, tableware, legendary silk scarves, iconic bags … Hermès is a beacon of French luxury know-how and needs no introduction. Having started out manufacturing harnesses and saddles, Hermès remains a family business to this day, perpetuating a made in France tradition that draws admiration from the world over. The emblematic Kelly and Birkin bags are just two shining examples.
And no day in the Golden Triangle would be complete without a pilgrimage to Chanel, a temple of fashion and the quintessence of Parisian womanhood.
It was here, at 31 rue Cambon, a stone’s throw from Place Vendôme, that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel founded her fashion house in 1918. Initially a hat store, this address became the epicentre of Chanel’s world and the place where she presented all her haute couture collections. Still today, it remains the epitome of elegance and luxury.
Less bustling and more understated than the Champs-Elysées
The famous luxury brand Christian Dior is temporarily deserting its headquarters on Avenue Montaigne to get a makeover. In the meantime, the inventor of the New Look can be found in a sumptuous boutique on the Champs-Élysées.
Behind a trompe-l’oeil façade, a perfect replica of the historic brand, discover this new space that combines fashion and art, like a vibrant tribute to the great Monsieur Dior. We particularly like the cabinet of curiosities and its gift ideas (perfumes, accessories, books) as well as the personalisation service (embroidery, screen printing, hot stamping).
A few metres away, the iconic LV monogram catches the eye. Louis Vuitton needs no introduction.
At 22 Avenue Montaigne, the international icon of luxury fashion offers a staggering range of top-notch leather goods, prêt-à-porter, fragrances and jewellery, as well as exceptional personalised service.
You can go home with a completely customised bag, suitcase or shoes, choosing the shape, materials and colours you want. It doesn’t get much more luxurious than that !
At number 49
Kids are the focus at Bonpoint. The brand with the cherry logo is a pioneer of high-class prêt-à-porter for children and has been cultivating the charm of childhood for over 40 years.
The brand’s timeless classics – christening gowns, Victorian-style school uniforms and Liberty print dresses – sit alongside more urban collections. Everything in the store is hand-stitched and made in France. The epitome of luxury.
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