This season’s PFW may rolled up the runway but fret not, for Ville Lumiere offers style aplenty year-round. From game-changing concept stores to iconic tea salons and debonair party dens, here are a few of the city’s enduringly fashionable hotspots
First up is a trip to the pioneering concept store L'Eclaireur to pick out your spring-summer swag. An emporium of new, now and niche names, the glam-industrial Boissy d'Anglas store racks up brands such as Balmain, Richard Quinn and Preen, plus collections by emerging talents and a stellar range of accessories and homewares.
Take tea at darling Mariage Frères in the 4th arrondissement, which is has long been the go-to for the style set and lady-lunchers alike. Sip a fragrant infusion while nibbling on dainities such as guinea fowl and chai-roasted mushrooms or a green tea marinated salmon croque monsieur. Délicieux!
Once frequented by the likes of Hemingway and Depp, La Closerie des Lilas is a hot ticket with models, designers and the occasional celeb seeking anonymity behind the wall of topiary. Nabbing a table is at this iconic brasserie can be tricky, but persistence will have you dining on succulent Occitan lamb with Asian spices, or Bourbon-flambéed beef fillet with black pepper.
Delectable Loulou in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs wins style points for its retro-chic vibe and Gilles Malafosse’s superb Riviera-style Italian eats. The tony dining room fills up quickly, while in summer the vast canopied garden terrace is the place to be see and be chichi. Book ahead.
For late-night frolics, bag entrance to David Lynch-design lair Silencio (if you’re not a member, find a friend who is). An eclectic cultural program and discreet staff make this a popular haunt of creative types and well-known stylistas. Dancing kicks off at 11pm and it parties on into the wee hours – handily, there’s an onsite concierge service to help you get home. Ah, bless!
L'Eclaireur / 10 rue Boissy d'Anglas, 8th / +branches / +33 1 53 43 03 70 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat / leclaireur.com
Mariage Frères / 35 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, 4th / +branches / +33 1 44 54 18 54 / 10am-8pm daily / mariagefreres.com
La Closerie des Lilas / 171 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 6th / +33 1 40 51 34 50 / noon-late daily / closeriedeslilas.fr Loulou / 107 rue de Rivoli, 1st / +33 1 42 60 41 96 / noon-2am daily / loulou-paris.com
Silencio / 142 Rue Montmartre, 2nd / +33 1 40 13 12 33 / 6pm-4am Tue-Thu, 6pm-6am Fri-Sat / members only before midnight / silencio-club.com