Fall in Paris means sunny days, cool breezes, and, of course, Fashion Week. For those who have caught the French style bug (but want to avoid the hubbub of Fashion Week), have a look at the new crème-de-la-crème shopping itineraries offered by Le Pavillon de la Reine, Hôtel du Petit Moulin, and Le Pavillon des Lettres.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin’s Ooh Là Là Vintage Fashion Masterclass: Long for the Paris of yesteryear? This experience evokes a bygone era with custom-made vintage clothing matched by decadent champagne tea service. Ooh Là Là Vintage, a top purveyor of retro fashion, first consults with guests to pinpoint their favorite vintage looks. Then, following a fitting and dressed in their chosen attire, guests enjoy a grand afternoon tea. And for true haute-couture enthusiasts, sister company Madame Tra La La is on hand to custom-design vintage pieces to be taken home as a souvenir.
Rates: From €335* per night (minimum stay of two nights), including daily breakfast
Le Pavillon de la Reine’s Le Marais Hip Tour: This guided tour strolls through one of Paris’s most historic districts, which today features world-class clothing boutiques such as APC, Surface to Air, and Vanessa Bruno. Visit the must-see fashion temple and art installation L’Eclaireur en route to Rue des Francs-Bourgeois for accessory shopping, all followed by afternoon tea on the hotel’s sunny terrace.
Rates: From €535 per night (minimum stay of two nights), including daily breakfast
Le Pavillon des Lettres Printemps Personal Shopper Experience: Paris’s famed “literary” hotel revamps the typical spending spree with a fashion-centric experience at the city’s premier department store, Printemps. With the help of a seasoned personal shopper, guests wander among some of the world’s finest handbags, belts, scarves, and jewelry in a room the size of two football fields.
Rates: From €595 per night (minimum stay of two nights), including daily breakfast
*Price excludes the cost of any custom-made clothing item(s) by Madame Tra La La.
For more information:
Hôtel du Petit Moulin: www.paris-hotel-petitmoulin.com
Le Pavillon de la Reine: www.pavillon-de-la-reine.com
Le Pavillon des Lettres: www.pavillondeslettres.com