Paris: French for How to be Fashionable

For most, when thinking about Paris, three things come to mind: food, amour (love), and fashion – for the style savvy, the latter of the three being the most important. Paris has set the fashion curve high for the rest of the world by producing numerous outrageous and extremely talented designers, by its residents taking pride in their style and daring to be bold, and by being a city that truly embraces uniqueness and trend setting in fashion. Even the biggest fashion event of the year worldwide is held here once a year – Paris Fashion Week.

For those of you not lucky enough to make it to Paris Fashion this year in 2012, you don’t have to miss out on all the designer fun! Check out these shopping hot-spots to catch all your favorite designers’ most recent collections. Hey, even if you can’t afford them, the window shopping is still worth the trip!

Street: Avenue Montaigne – Here you’ll find such designers as Yves Saint-Laurent and Christian Dior.

Street: Avenue Hoche – Visit Dior’s store here!

Street: Rue Cambon – Chanel!

Street: avenue des Champs-Elysees – Pick up a real Parisian Louis Vuitton bag while you’re here!

Street: avenue George-V – You won’t want to miss the Givenchy designer store located on this street.

Street: Rue Vivienne – The Jean Paul Gaultier store is a must see when you’re in Paris.

Street: rue de Montpensier – Marc Jacobs!

Those are just a few examples of the famous designer boutiques you can easily locate within Paris. Now, if you’re the type that would rather do most of their shopping in a mall area, instead of running from store to store, there is also the Carousel du Louvre that features some great boutiques. Not to mention the tasty café’s located in the mall!

So, when in Paris, do as the Parisians – dress to the nines in the latest fashions! Have fun and splurge a little – why not? You’re in Paris! Happy shopping!