Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
In need of a little retail therapy? Check out Whitewaller‘s favorite spots to shop in the city where fashion reigns.
Le Bon Marché
Beyond Le Bon Marché’s striking facade, visitors can find an array of delightful surprises through its many brand offerings, special window displays, and restaurants. Originally founded in 1838, the large department store offers the newest selection of designer goods, as well as featured pieces with artists and exclusive editions. Presenting the very best in luxury for women’s and men’s apparel, beauty, home, books and stationery, children, and more, Le Bon Marché is a destination for both shopping and culture.
∙Visit the shoe selection, offering new pieces from brands like Alexander Wang and Dior.
∙Check out the pop-up shops, located between permanent stores.
∙Stop by the library, which is full of old and new hard-to-find books, from publishers like
Assouline and Rizzoli.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the bakeries.
Frédéric Malle 4th arrondissement
Upon entering Frédéric Malle, guests are greeted with a unique, futuristic display—architectural and artistic plywood bookshelves line the space and fill its center. With these Jakob + MacFarlane–designed “hives,” shoppers can choose from the store’s sophisticated selection of perfumes.
Whitewaller recommends: Asking for expert advice on rare ingredients.
Centre Commercial 10th arrondissement
For the past nine years, artistic details have shone in Centre Commercial—a committed, selective shop by Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion—the founders of Veja sneakers. Explore exciting brands like Bleu de Paname, Roseanna, Mara Hoffman, Paraboot, Ami, and Masscob, among home and personal accessories.
Whitewaller recommends: Not overlooking the hats, the bags, or the kids’ section.
Merci 3rd arrondissement
In 2009, Merci opened as a place for the best in fashion, design, household goods, and refreshment. In the multilevel space, visitors can find pleasant surprises—like work by new designers, tech gadgets, books, and bags—after enjoying a light bite at the
Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the top floor for home goods.
Archive 18-20 3rd arrondissement
Séverine Lahyani debuted a men’s ready-to-wear line in 2013 and opened Archive 18-20 in 2015. The store, home to Lahyani’s studio on the first floor, offers guests a selection of rare objects and pieces by other designers, as well as a gallery space and eatery, Le Comptoir.
Whitewaller recommends: Stopping by for lunch with friends.
Poliform 7th arrondissement
Synonymous with luxury lifestyle, Poliform delivers design lovers quality and a contemporary sense of style. Stocked with a full range of home furnishings, the Paris location also offers kitchens, walk-in closets, and modular systems for the entire home. Here, guests can explore the Poliform lifestyle without limitations.
Whitewaller recommends: Resting in the Jane lounge chair by Emmanuel Gallina.
L’EXCEPTION 1st arrondissement
L’EXCEPTION offers some of the best brands, products, and exclusive pieces in Paris to date. The store also presents a coffee shop, GAGAO, where visitors can find some of the most delicious drinks and treats in town.
Whitewaller recommends: Attending one of the store’s special events.
Saint Laurent Rive Droite
Saint Laurent Rive Droite is an imaginative destination curated by the creative director of the house, Anthony Vaccarello. Newly opened in June and named for the brand’s “Rive Gauche” line from the 1960s, the boutique offers guests a unique experience. Regularly hosting cultural events, performances, and art exhibitions, the space also carries an array of limited-edition products and surprising items from the fashion, music, and art worlds.
∙Explore the curated library.
∙Don’t miss the selection of music-related relics.
∙Be sure to inquire about upcoming exhibitions.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the store’s vintage offerings.