Monday, 1 April 2013

Vive La Paris!

Ok so I have a lot to update you all on!

I've been doing a lot of travelling lately and generally been very busy! Due to my love for the world of fashion, I thought it about time that I make the trip to the fashion capital of the world (disputed, but we all know it's true!).. Anyway I thought I would share with you what I got up to and more importantly the best places to shop in Paris! So, we arrived in Paris and eventually finding our hotel I decided that, because it was within walking distance, we would grab a quick bite to eat and then head straight out to the famous Champs Élysées. We started at the beginning of the Champs Élysées, eventually working our way along the shops, edging our way towards the Arc de Triomphe. Along the way we passed a turning onto one of the most expensive streets to shop along in all of Paris, Avenue Montaigne. Along there you can find Chanel, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Fendi and Valentino as well as jewellers such as Bulgari, it adjoins Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré which is home to the likes of Lanvin and Hermes. Along the champs élysées itself you can find high-street brands mixed with high-end and concession stores such as Sephora. Make sure to check out the famous Ladurée, a maker of luxury cakes and pastries, their macaroons are to die for, but can be expensive at €14 for 6 in a small gift box!

If you would prefer all of your shopping in one place then take a trip to Galeries Lafayette, an upmarket French department store company located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
Just along from Galeries Lafayette is Printemps store which is similar, both of these department stores make for a great big exciting shopping experience and I mean BIG! Let's be honest, most of these shops are very expensive and realistically most of us can afford a mere card holder or coin purse, but the fabulously decadent interiors and elaborate window displays make for a very out of the ordinary window shopping experience.