Philippe Le Libraire
32 rue des Vinaigriers Paris 75010A tiny, cozy bookshop packed floor-to-ceiling with comics, mangas, illustrated novels, books by independent publishers and hard-to-find music CDs.
404 rue Saint Honoré Paris 75001Handsome handbags, luggage and other luxury leather goods and accessories, including a top-selling canvas tote imprinted “Ceci est un IT BAG”.
Comptoir de l’Homme
5-7 rue de Tournon Paris 75006Cosmetics, fragrances, grooming and skin care products for men.
4 rue Jacob Paris 6th 11 rue de l'Echaudé Paris 75006 Métro: Saint-Germain-des-PrésFrench luxury handbags never go out of style, but for women who prefer a more individual statement, the bags here are fabulous, clever, versatile and durable. Dreyfuss knows what features women want in a bag, and his best-seller, the Billy, has expandable sides, a zip pocket for cell phones, inside compartments and two sets of straps to be worn in any possible configuration. The collection also includes wallets, sunglasses, leggings and cropped jackets in soft stretch leather. Menswear is located down the street at 1 rue Jacob (tel. 01.43.54.70.93) and a smaller boutique can be found at 127 Galerie de Valois (tel. 01.42.60.38.76).
7 rue de la Paix Paris 75002Montblanc has branched out beyond diamond-encrusted fountain pens in recent years and made its mark with exclusive watches, luxe leather accessories and haute joaillerie.
33 rue de Seine, Paris 75006 Métro: OdéonFrançois Laffanour specializes in 20th-century European and American furniture and decorative arts, including works by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier.
Musée National de la Marine
17 place du Trocadéro Paris 75016 Métro: Trocadéro.France’s impressive maritime museum, with superb scale models of historic galleys and ships from the 17th century to the present day. and remnants of the ornately gilded royal vessel of Louis XIV.
43 rue Madame Paris 6thHandbag designers Benoît Jamin and Isabelle Puech opened their first boutique in 1996 after designing bags for Chanel, Balmain and Karl Lagerfeld, and their bags quickly became hallmarks for the bobo—bourgeois bohemian—fashion set. The designers’ fanciful limited-edition bags are handmade in leather, raffia or embroidered fabric, with meticulous detailing and decoration in all-natural materials—wood, seeds, horn, bone, shells and beads. They’re fun, colorful and practical.
Ave Winston Churchill Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées-ClemenceauThe spectacular exhibit hall built for the 1900 World’s Fair. The recently restored nave is used for exhibits, trade fairs and other special events.
26 ave Matignon Paris 75008 Métro: Franklin D. RooseveltOld Masters, Impressionists, modern works and sculpture—the impressive list of artists at this gallery run by Daniel Malingue and his daughter ranges from Bonnard and Braque to Van Dongen and Vlaminck, and includes Chagall, Matisse, Klee, Picasso, Miró and Renoir.
114 ave de Champs Elysées Paris 75008The flagship shop for IKKS (the pronunciation of the letter X in French)—first launched in 1987 as a junior line, IKKS now has 230 outlets worldwide for its cool and casual urban attire for men, women, boys and girls.
17 rue de Sèvres Paris 6th Métro:Sèvres-BabyloneThe brand's first concept store is housed in a renovated Art Deco swimming pool on the Left Bank. Home decor occupies one-third of the space, including new ventures into wallpaper, furnishing fabrics and silk carpets. There's also a bookshop and tea salon.