Paris — Between couture shows, there’s no shortage of stores, restaurants, exhibits and spas to check out in the City of Light. Here are some of the latest.
Retail therapy: Canadian coat brand Mackage has opened a new boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. The 525-square-foot store boasts powdered brick floors, quilted walls, stainless steel stairs, and minimal lighting.
Menswear brand Erevan brings a touch of Southern French style to Paris with a new boutique. Black terrazzo he tiles and twisted wrought iron racks evoke the Riviera, while cork walls add to the brand’s scent.
Luxury brand Monogram has opened its first brick-and-mortar showroom in the Tony 16th arrondissement in Paris. The new Monogram Lab Boutique, available by appointment only, is designed as a dream closet, with large mirrors, soft sofas and pink cases of some of the most coveted items from our curated collection. There is a big wall with
Inside the new jewel box of Charlotte Chesnay’s boutique, the ice-melting ceiling, walls and display cases drip with pure coolness. — Rhonda Richford
Maccage, 418 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75008
Yerevan, 79 Holy Fathers Street, 75006
Monogram, 14 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Charlotte Chesnay, 169 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Food for Thought: Conceived as a decadent, larger-than-life Parisian apartment, Mondaine de Parisot is the latest address by the Paris Society Hospitality Group dedicated to live music and late-night dining.
In the same building as the bustling Belle Epoque restaurant, owner Franck Maillot has opened a seafood-focused sister restaurant, Mer & Coquillage. With a menu by Chef Mathieu Poirier, expect catch of the day sourced seasonally from small boat fisheries and responsible producers on the French coast.
The tea ceremony tradition began as a light meal served before the Japanese tea ceremony to keep the bitterness of matcha from upset the stomach of guests. Since then, it has grown into an art form brought to Paris by Chef Yuichiro Akiyoshi of Chakaiseki Akiyoshi. — Lily Templeton
Mondaine de Pariso, 23 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm to 2 am
Mer & Coquillage, 36 Rue des Petits-Champs, 75001. Open from 12pm to 2am Monday through Friday and from 7pm to 2am on Saturday.
Chakaiseki Akiyoshi, 59 Rue Letellier, 75015. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm, beginning January 24.
bookish: English bookstore Smith & Son, formerly known as WH Smith, recently opened a new outpost in the Marais area. Located on the bustling Rue des Rosiers, the 540-square-foot boutique is jam-packed with books and also boasts a news and magazine section. — Jennifer Weil
Smith & Son Marais, 20 Rue des Rosiers, 75004
show time: There’s no shortage of art to incorporate between couture shows.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris brings together more than 700 works of art to explore how the 80s influenced French design, from fashion, furniture and posters to photography.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton has an exhibition dedicated to a dialogue between the works of artists Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell, full of nature.
Alberto Giacometti and Salvador Dali actually worked together from 1931 to 1932 and are the subject of a show organized by the Giacometti Foundation.
See how the alchemy between Azzedine Alaia’s sculptural work and Arthur Elgort’s photographic vision shaped a sense of freedom in the ’80s at the Azzedine Alaia Foundation.
Rediscover shades of blue through the lens of Yale Photography Award winner Lara Choi at Sheriff Gallery.
Former Guy Laroche designer Marcel Maronge presents his first solo exhibition of his paintings and photographs at Galerie Pixi.
And it’s your last chance to spend the night with Pharrell Williams, Bella, Gigi Hadid and more stars captured in event portraits by veteran photographer François Goise. — JW and LT
“1980s French Fashion, Design and Graphics”, until April 16th, Les Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
“Monet-Mitchell”, until January 27, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116
“Alberto Giacometti/Salvador Dali, Jardins de Reves”, until April 9, Fondation Giacometti, 5 Rue Victor Schoelcher, 75014
“Freedom” runs until August. 20, at Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, 18 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004
“Blue”, until 25 February, Sheriff Gallery, 53 Rue du Turenne, 75003
“Silent Violence” runs until February. 11, Galerie Pixi, 95 Rue de Seine, 75006
“A Night on the Town in Paris” (until January 31st, Roch Hôtel & Spa, 28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001)
R&R: For a luxurious stay, head to the Ritz Paris. The hotel unveiled the refurbished Ritz Club & Spa, with a separate entrance directly on Place Vendôme. The spa offers Biologique Recherche facials and massages unique to the Ritz Paris.
Le Bon Marche department store recently opened the Beauty Institute on the third floor. There are six treatment rooms, one each for Dior, Guerlain and Biologic Recherche, with the rest reserved for other brands.
Flora, the prestige haircare brand made like skincare, has officially launched its first store experience at La Samaritaine. And as a hair accessory, you can find a wide variety of hair ornaments in Alexandre’s new Parisian boutique on rue Saint-Honoré. — JW
Ritz Paris, 16 Place Vendome, 75001
Le Bon Marche, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
La Samaritaine, 9 Rue de la Monnaie, 75001
Boutique Alexandre de Paris, 342 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001