Fifteen years ago, Colette was Paris’s first concept store. Since then it has given rise to many others with varied and often innovative products.
On boulevard Beaumarchais, Merci offers clothing, furniture and decorative objects as well as two places to eat and relax. Around 100 metres away, on boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire, Bonton is a concept store for children.
L’Éclaireur, in the 8th arrondissement, presents a range of trends in fashion objects, accessories, toys, books and interior decor.
At the Centre Commercial near to the Canal Saint Martin, you’ll find Veja shoes, clothes, second-hand furniture, works of art, as well as bicycles.
In the South Pigalle district, 30 Cancan showcases young international designers. On the avenue des Champs-Elysées, Le 66 is a huge retail space devoted to fashion, accessories, books and music. Afwosh, in the 10th arrondissement, sells clothes, jewellery, shoes and bags, and has a delicatessen section.
Edward.Edward, the concept store of the ready-to-wear brand Weill opened in September 2012. For men looking for quality shoes, Black & Goodyear has a great choice of Oxford and Derby shoes, as well as a shoe shining service. Concept stores also extend to the world of animals at Moustaches, which is devoted to cats and dogs.
In multi-brand boutiques it is easy to put together a new wardrobe, discover new designers and anticipate future trends.
Franck & Fils, in rue de Passy, is a department store offering numerous fashion and luxury brands. Montaigne Market, situated in avenue Montaigne, offers men and women’s ready to wear, accessories and jewellery. In the Marais, Suite.341 presents the collections of Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot. Finally, Lilou au Balcon specializes in lingerie.