10

Need-To-Know
Places for
Paris Fashion Week

One of the most glamorous and star-studded weeks in Paris, during Fashion Week the city swells with the presence of even more gorgeously dressed girls than usual. From current hotspots to classic haunts, hidden cultural gems to healthy snack joints, we asked our most stylish girlfriends in the industry the inside-scoop for where to go inside one of the world's greatest fashion destinations.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Located in the heart of Paris's haute couture district, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is such a classic old-world haunt for the city’s well-healed fashionistas that Christian Dior chose to open his first ever store to be close by. Pop in for a post-show aperitif or, if it's cold and rainy, it makes a magical spot for a warm tea and pastry.

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Le Meurice

Located just across from The Tuileries gardens (Christian Louboutin's favorite spot for a morning walk), this hotel is a firm favorite amongst the fashion jet-set. The restaurant le Meurice by Alain Ducasse decor is inspired by the Château de Versailles and Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf are supposedly big fans.

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Wild and Moon

Fashion editors and publicists tired of the standard “baguette jambon beurre,” can be found swanning into in this hipster Marais-based organic vegan cafe, Wild and Moon. After the runway shows and models, their Acai bowls might be the most Instagrammed thing of the week.

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Gros Restaurant

Isabel Marant, the queen of cool French girls, loves this place. Located down a local favorite backstreet, this small, cozy restaurant offers a low-key alternative to the more flashier dinner options. Stylish and down-to-earth.

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Hôtel de Crillon

When the fashion set aren't posing for the press on the Place de la Concorde just outside, Hôtel de Crillon is where you'll find some of the best people watching in the city. Historically legendary for its famous guests, from Peggy Guggenheim to Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld-designed the hotel’s newly redesigned Grand Apartments.

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Hotel Costes

Yves Saint Laurent used to dine in the conservatory twice a week at this Parisian staple. The restaurant is as cool as is is delicious.

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Mama Shelter, Paris

The cult favorite for fashion's cool kids, Mama Shelter, on a sunny day, has one of the best rooftops in the city. Set amidst the artists’ studios, in a offbeat enclave of northeast Paris, it's got an relaxed open-plan cocktail bar, restaurant, club and concept store.

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Grand Amour Hotel

This boho hotel is one of the coolest (and most Instagrammed) in Paris right now. A concept from graffiti artist André Saraiva, hotelier Thierry Costes and restaurateur Emmanuelle Delavenne, the fashionable, courtyard setting is full of hungover stylists brunching on fashion week weekend (but, be warned: it can get very crowded).

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Silencio

Inspired by Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, this club belongs to the iconic film-maker David Lynch and often hosts the hottest after-show soirees in town. A private members' club for the cities artists (membership starts at €780 per year), you'll need to know someone cool to get in.

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Le Bristol

With official 'Palace' hotel recognition and the 3 Michelin Star Epicure restaurant, Le Bristol is a total magnet for glamorous editors and buyers. Go for a special breakfast pre-show.

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