Party Earth Review Ah, Paris! The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet. Global fashion houses like Hermès, Chloé, Lanvin... ... read full review
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Champs-Élysées - 8eme, Paris –
Ah, Paris! The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet.
Global fashion houses like Hermès, Chloé, Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Dior rub shoulders with uber-exclusive designers only the most in-the-know fashion mavens have heard of.
Not surprisingly, the glittering shops and five-star hotels attract such a sophisticated clientele that people-watching is almost as entertaining as window shopping.
Browsers can spend an hour or two in the lap of luxury along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, gazing at the dazzling displays of jewelry, art, and haute couture, then hop over to the Palais de l’Élysée – the official residence of the French president – for a little sightseeing.
The hidden secret on this high-priced street is the sleek Comme des Garçons (54 Faubourg Saint-Honoré). Set back from the street at the end of a corridor, the amazing, one-of-a-kind, red lacquered retail space features trendy and reasonably priced designs from this Japanese clothing company. Not to be missed!
A generally older, moneyed set, late 20s and up.
High fashion at its finest.
Cafés and restaurants on the street and surrounding area.
Although it’s free to walk the street, the stores peddle some very expensive wares.
Smart casual. Dress code: jeans and sneakers are a no-no here.
Any day but Sunday when stores are typically closed.
Buddha Bar (8/12 Rue Boissy d’Anglas) is a lush, tranquil spot for lunch and cocktails, but the street itself offers plenty in the way of cafés and brasseries.
Toward the center of Paris, Faubourg becomes Rue Saint-Honoré, which has a greater variety of more accessible shops, including Colette (213 Rue Saint-Honoré), Paris’ most famous concept store.