Bonjour, Paris!

Now that the shows have been moved up by two months, Interfilière and Mode City have become more important and relevant than ever for intimates and swimwear, setting the scene for serious buying and sourcing transactions. The Stylesight team will be on hand in Paris to cover all the action with in-depth trend analysis, brand profiles and juicy tidbits throughout the three days. As always, we look forward to discovering first-timers to the fair and are particularly jazzed about seeing the new diffusion lines from Christian Lacroix and Roksanda Ilincic.

We definitely won’t be leaving home without Stylesight’s new, comprehensive Market Guide for Intimates & Swim. The handy report features the most essential shopping spots in the city, along with illustrative maps. Our usual plan of attack for shopping in the unofficial City of Lingerie is to first explore key department stores – Le Bon Marché, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette – to get a general overview of current deliveries. Then we’ll soak up the ambiance at the definitive Parisian boutiques like Carine Gilson, Chantal Thomass and Fifi Chachnil. And of course, no visit to Paris is complete without a trip to Colette and Merci, both of which carry small, exclusive assortments of intimate apparel.

Here’s to a great trade show and shopping week. See you in Paris!

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