Paris Fashion Week is currently underway and as one of the most prestigious and highly-anticipated events in the fashion world, this is the perfect opportunity for brands to set up pop-up stores and increase their visibility and exposure. As a leading marketplace for pop-up stores, xNomad is excited to be setting up multiple spaces in the city and offer some recommendations for both brands and visitors during the week.
Here is a guide to some of the best neighborhoods in Paris for fashion, shopping, dining, and cultural attractions during Paris Fashion Week 2023:
1. Le Marais: This historic neighborhood is known for its beautiful architecture, trendy boutiques, and fashionable crowds. The Marais is a must-visit for any fashion lover and is home to many of the city's most unique and independent boutiques as well as second-hand stores. Some must-visit shops include xNomad’s pop-up collaboration with the uniquely colorful House of Sunny, situated in the heart of Marais.
2. Saint-Germain-des-Près: Known for its luxurious vibe and home to many designer boutiques and luxury shops, Saint-Germain-des-Près is a popular destination for fashion-conscious shoppers and is home to many of the city's best cafés and restaurants. Some must-visit shops include Colette, Lanvin, and Balenciaga as well as a stop by the famous Café de Flore or Les Deux Magots.
3. Champs-Élysées: Located in the 8th arrondissement, this famous avenue is a popular destination for luxury shopping and high-end fashion. The Champs-Élysées is home to many of the world's most famous luxury brands, including Chanel, Dior, and Hermès and is a must for any first-time visitors to the city!
4. République: Situated in the 10th arrondissement, this bohemian district is renowned for its diverse collection of independent designers, boutiques, and vintage stores. Many of the best streetwear and alternative fashion brands in the city are located in République, which is a popular shopping location for trend-conscious customers.
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5. Canal Saint Martin: The picturesque Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement is a popular destination for bohemian shoppers and fashionable crowds. The Canal Saint Martin is home to many unique boutiques and vintage shops, as well as some of the city's best restaurants and cafes, such as Le Comptoir du Relais, Chez Prune and Soya.
6. Montmartre: Known for its breathtaking views of the city and thriving artistic community, this historic district is perched on a hill in the 18th arrondissement. Numerous of the city's most well-known museums, galleries, trendy boutiques and vintage stores are located in Montmartre. For anyone who enjoys fashion, the area is a must-see. It's also a fantastic location to learn about Paris's rich artistic and cultural history. Don’t forget to watch the sunset from Sacré Coeur to receive some of the best views of Paris!
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7. Madeleine/Opéra: Famous for its high-end shopping and luxury fashion, the Madeleine and Opéra neighborhoods are home to many of the world's most famous luxury brands, including Chanel, Dior, and Hermès. Some of the city's best department stores, such as Galeries Lafayette and Printemps are also located in this area, making it a popular destination for luxury shopping and a great place to discover the latest fashion trends.
These neighborhoods are just a few of the many fashion-focused destinations in Paris, and we hope this guide helps you make the most of your time during Paris Fashion Week 2023. Don't hesitate or forget to explore the city and discover all of its hidden fashion treasures and visit xNomad's pop-up stores for a unique and engaging shopping experience!