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The Sézane outlet! Now open on at 12 rue d’Uzès, in the second arrondissement, around the corner from the Conciergerie and the main store on rue St-Fiacre — this is the official Sezane outlet, offering substantial discounts on pieces from older collections. Here’s the scoop on the shop — officially....

I recently entered a season of life focused on lists of French fashion essentials — and I did not always like what I saw. I have seen more trench coats on these lists than on the streets of Paris. I don’t think that many people are walking around Paris in....

I remember when I first started looking to buy a bra in France and walked into Princess Tam Tam. I had been raised on apple pie and Victoria’s Secret — where were the bras with padding? With small pillows, embedded in the stitching? Mais non. It was such a sartorial....

Eres makes some of the world’s most in-demand swimwear — and wouldn’t you know it, some of its loveliest, and priciest, lingerie as well. Eres makes exceptionally well-made and attractive lingerie, but I don’t think it’s particularly sexy. Or maybe it’s that French brand of sexiness, which is so often....

Depending on how you count, Sézane has about a half-dozen shops in Paris — but they are not created equally. Let’s rank them so that your shopping time may be well spent. A few things to note: I was surprised by how bad the reviews are for the shops on....

I think of Maje as a meeting point between Sandro (a little primmer/properer) and Zadig & Voltaire (a little more rock ‘n’ roll.) I don’t like everything (like this — what is happening here?), but every once in a while I’ll get something I love here, like my favorite winter....

The best beauty shops in Paris offer a wide range of shopping experiences, from the super chi-chi Chanel-ness of the brand’s dedicated shop in the Marais to the actually quasi-violent daily scrum of CityPharma. What are you in the mood for today? A couple ground rules: You’ll find all the....

The battle among the best department stores in Paris for the ultimate title is pitched — and there are true believers in all corners.

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Paris is underrated as a destination for homewares shopping, since most people, when they come here, are focusing on fashion. (This is also maybe because they aren’t looking for a couch to ship home.) Nonetheless: Shopping in Paris for design — whether fancy candles, fancy knives, fancy bowls, or just....

As you consider a trip to Sézane, see our extremely detailed rendering of how much it costs to buy the exact same Sézane pieces in the U.S. versus in France. Much is made of “French girl” allure. Maybe the reason why it’s so easy to conjure up that term is....

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