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Discover hidden gems from the City of Lights

Exhibition in rainbow colours
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Feb 26, 2023 By WGSN Insider
City x City

Paris continues to be a hub of culture and creativity, and the focus on wellness and beauty takes centre stage. With fashion week approaching, be inspired by the City of Lights with our top insider tips and hidden gems.

The best of designer fashion

Renowned for its luxury fashion brands and industry innovators, Superstitch is a denim services company and store with its own in-house line of denim jeans, jackets, and T-shirts. The company offers hemming services using rare machinery and aims to preserve the original quality and character of denim.

Multi-brand concept store L’Exception curates young designers specialising in creative and luxury fashion for both women and men and offers a personalised styling service subscription box which includes selection of clothes and accessories by in-house stylists.

Three mannequins in occasionwear gowns
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Food cultures of the world

The city’s food and drink scene cannot be missed. With the Hallyu wave in full swing, Café JIRISAN brings lively Korean cafe culture to Paris with an expansive drink menu including Jeju Matcha Lattes as well as homemade cheesecake.

Visit traditional Japanese restaurant Chakaiseki Akiyoshi for carefully curated, monthly changing menus that are expertly paired with matcha tea.

Pixelated Alice in Wonderland painted on wall
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A focus on health and wellness

Paris is catering to the growing demand for wellness and self-care by spotlighting new local brands and store openings such as L’Institut du Bon, a beauty and wellness space within Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, one of Paris’s premier department stores.

LABOTÉ is a custom botanical cosmetics brand that offers free in-store and online consultations with expert pharmacists and naturopaths to help identify the best products for individual skin types and concerns.

Graffiti art of three marble sculptures
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Time for cultural immersion

Be inspired at La Galerie Dior located within the historic HQ of the brand. The gallery is a tribute to Dior’s history, craftsmanship and past collections, showcasing the brand’s heritage as well as its ongoing commitment to creativity and innovation.

Alternatively, head to Foundation Louis Vuitton, a hub of contemporary art established by LVMH that hosts temporary exhibitions by prominent global artists. The building, designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry, is a modernist glass structure that is a work of art in its own right.

Pink fashion items at La Galerie Dior
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