Ah, rue Saint-Honoré: how many other streets in Paris carry as much prestige-and designer boutiques- as you?
Not many. Walking through this area of Paris is like floating on cloud nine- beauty is everywhere, with mannequins modeling the latest looks du jour and luxury scenting the air fragrant. While shopping here isn’t exactly financially friendly, it’s free and equally satisfying just to gaze and fantasize.
So, for those of us avid window- shoppers, here are some of Saint-Honoré’s most fabulous boutiques to fantasize about, introduced to you one by one! Ready for some fantastic shops on the ever-stylish rue Saint-Honoré? No? then get ready now for a dose of sophisticated refinement !
With its signature hot pink exterior and girly extravagance, Manoush is impossibly noticeable.
The brand specializes in glitzy and bejeweled creations with a slight ethnic touch and is the favorite of many in the fashion world. Although a little too expensive (and perhaps too sparkly) for your everyday wardrobe, why not try it out for a dream night out?
217 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Here’s one for the minis and their moms: Bonpoint is Paris’ most renowned and stylish children’s clothing boutique, where you can dress your little boy or girl like a miniature Parisian inspired style icon.
Even if you don’t have kids of your own, they also sell a skincare line for adults that’s worth checking out. How adorable!
320 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Dowse yourself in gilded luxury in this boutique on Faubourg-Saint Honoré: Christian Lacroix’s clothing features dramatic ruffles and ornaments, gold accents, and elegant headdresses all tied in with underlying femininity. Just looking at the beautifully adorned mannequins fills your heart (and imagination!)
Those who can’t afford the clothing opt for their adorable stationery line, which offers all the charm and luxury of their collections without the high price tag.
You always have to be prepared for bad weather in Paris, so if you’re planning a stroll down Saint-Honoré, remember your umbrella and your wallet, of course!;).
So enjoy the wondrous street that is rue Saint Honore, and feel free to share your experiences with me.