When it comes to taking on the style and cultural mecca that is Paris, who better than to pull out the best of the best shopping, staying and eating spots in France’s capital than fashion guru Sophie Holt, Country Road Managing Director. Here’s how Sophie takes on Paris, and how she inspires her design team with the must-visit hot spots.
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THE BROKEN ARM
With both mens and womenswear collections they have a beautiful edit of the season’s perfect pieces. What’s great about it is that it’s not easy to find so not many people know about it – it’s hidden away in the back streets of the Marais.
12 rue Perrée 75003, Paris
The go-to place for fashion lovers for a very curated presentation of the new season all in one store.
213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001, Paris
LE BON MARCHE
It’s been there forever but it’s still a favourite. They have a fantastic jewellery department and new homewares floor that is incredible.
24 rue de Sèvres 75007, Paris
As a lifestyle brand we love the concept of Merci. They have a beautiful collection of apparel, as well as amazing fabrics, bedding, and homewares.
111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003, Paris
This is the most amazing taxidermy store with a huge variety of animals. Each room is painted a different shade of green, we love the framed butterflies.
46 rue du Bac 75007, Paris
The restaurant that everyone was talking about this trip – with very beautiful food. Be prepared because you need to book at least 6 months out.
5-6 rue du Nil 75002, Paris
Phone: +33 1 40 39 96 19
We love hôtel costes. Sitting out in the courtyard is the best people watching in Paris, everyone has incredible style.
239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001, Paris
Phone: +33 1 42 44 50 00
A very pretty brasserie and one of the CR design team’s favourites for classic French dishes.
1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004, Paris
Phone: +33 1 42 78 31 64
Run by a young Australian, we keep returning to this spot for a very chic and modern take on French food.
43 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac 75001, Paris
Phone: +33 9 80 75 32 08
Another stylish restaurant around the corner from Bones, making the 11th arrondissement one of the best areas for great modern dining. Also requires reservations well in advance.
80 rue de Charonne 75001, Paris
Phone:+33 1 43 67 38 29