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Always mentioned in conjunction with a similar store, Sic Amore, Mi Amore sells costume jewelry, gifts, scarves, gloves and hats created by different artists and fashion designers. The store is literally packed with original, innovative collections: an alternative colorful fashion made of a mixture of wool, velvet and silk combined with feathers, sequins, pearls, glass or galalith beads. Beautiful scarves made of petals of shot silk are on display next to a large choice of costume jewels shaped as dragonflies or necklaces of waxed paper flowers. For the cold season fleece hats with flowers and scarves originally cut and shaped as ruches, flames, strips and plaits.
The young and effervescent Vanessa Tugendhaft's namesake jewelry line has etched an intricate mark in the fashion industry. The exquisite selection of finely cut diamonds and one-of-a-kind designs add the right amount of glitz and glamor to just about any outfit. The Idylle collection of rose pendants and botanic-inspired pieces spell passion and romance, while the Marquise with its mask bracelets and necklaces gives off a mysterious vibe. Each piece is elegant, enchanting, classy, yet affordable, and make for great gifts and conversation starters.
Annette Girardon uses fine jewelry as a medium to best define Parisian sophistication. Her eponymous collection features timeless styles and inventive designs. The lovely store in the 1st Arrondissement is located within stumbling distance of Place Vendôme, a longtime source of inspiration for designers. One-of-a-kind creations of rings, bracelets and earrings have been favorites among the brand's international clientele. Having fostered relationships with local workshops, unrivaled quality is guaranteed. Each custom piece is etched with the designer's personality and retains its own character.
With clients comprising royal families and French aristocrats, this jewelery store is not for everyone. If you have a healthy bank account however, then by all means, drop by. This is one of the most prestigious and historical jewelery stores in Paris. Established in 1780, the store's founder was originally Napoléon's official jeweler. The creations are exquisite, from watches to delicate rings and innovatively designed pendants. Of special note is one of the collections named the Frise, made up of finely scattered diamonds placed in white and yellow gold. There are other delightful collections to choose from, and the skillful craftsmen can even custom-make jewelery for you.
The trunk movement was pioneered by Pierre-François Martin in 1792 under the name House of Martin. After a string of successors, the brand was revolutionized by Edmond Goyard in 1885. Today the reputed bag makers pride themselves on an international client base with stores across the globe. Specializing in travel accessories, the luxurious collection features trunks, trolleys, handbags, briefcases as well as pet carriers. Customized and handmade like they did back when it all began, classic designs are entwined with steep heritage at their cutting-edge workshops.
The founder of Tumi, inspired by Peruvian culture during his volunteer service visit to South America, christened his venture after an ancient God of the same name. Established in 1975, the brand represents an unrivaled repertoire of luxury travel accessories. Their three-fold philosophy to combine cutting-edge design, top quality and unrivaled functionality rests on innovation. Having introduced travelers to nylon bags in the 1980s and breakthrough wheeled luggage a decade later, they have been at the forefront of travel revolution. The inventive merchandise features backpacks, briefcases, electronic gadget covers for laptops and mobiles, and stylish everyday bags. Personalize your luggage by taking home a monogram suitcase.
Bucherer have been keepers of time since 1888. The Swiss luxury brand was launched by Carl F. Bucherer and is sold across Europe in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Looking to tap the Parisian market, their flagship store replaces the 144-year-old Old England and occupies three levels of this iconic building. Its proximity to the opera makes it well-known among tourists and shopping enthusiasts in the city. Browse through the display of excellent craftsmanship and unrivaled design with high-end brands like Gucci, Swatch Group, Baume & Mercier, Longines and Rolex, and purchase a piece of understated sophistication.
One of the most famous haute couture brands in the world, Chanel is also one of the oldest fashion houses (opened in 1909), known for the little black dress, the tweed suit, and Marilyn Monroe's favorite Chanel N°5 perfume. Under the direction of designer Karl Lagerfeld since 1984, the main boutique is located in the center of the high fashion district near Place Vendôme.
An exclusive store that will appeal to collectors, Elie Bleu makes and stocks designer humidors that are hand-crafted to perfection. Every product here is a masterpiece made from rare and high-quality wood and this is reflected in the prices too. The Alain Berda make of humidors are considered antiques and are sold at really steep prices.
If you think that Hermès is just for clothes and accessories, then you might want to hold that thought. Besides scarves, ties, fine jewelry, and fragrances, Hermès has a separate section called Home Objects. You can find mugs, photo stands, blankets and many more things for your house here. You can also pick up printed beach towels and beach bags from the Beach Collection.
Royalty, business tycoons and movie stars all come here to splurge on jewelry and timepieces. The late Harry Winston, a native New Yorker, is still known as 'The King of Diamonds', and the business empire he founded has an international reputation. High profile celebrities are known to "borrow" designs when they attend the Oscars each year, and even the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre have displayed Winston's exclusively crafted works. The stores, or "salons" as they are called, maintain a high profile, and this one in Paris is no exception. You can expect impeccable service, and to be set back by several thousand dollars if you decide to secure one of the exquisite pieces on offer.
On the Champs-Élysées, this sumptuous boutique sells Guerlain's full range of perfume, make-up and Issima skincare products - many of which are only available at Guerlain's Paris stores. Luckily for France, Guerlain, a vinegar maker with a small side perfume business on the Rue de Rivoli, got his break from the Empress Eugénie, who commissioned the first Eau Impériale. You can still buy this perfume along with dozens of others in this quintessentially French store.