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Shop-o-Rama: Colette Is Paris' Fashion Epicenter

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Whether you're part of the fashionable flock or just love a good hemline, Paris is where it's at now. The men's shows just ended and the couture shows are currently taking place. Imagine you're a fashion editor or buyer, what does the City of Lights offer when you're not "working" (i.e. taking a vacation on the company's dime)? Flakey croissants and endless hunks of brie? We think not.

Shopping, obviously!

Colette_sneakerwall1
Whether you're part of the fashionable flock or just love a good hemline, Paris is where it's at now. The men's shows just ended and the couture shows are currently taking place. Imagine you're a fashion editor or buyer, what does the City of Lights offer when you're not "working" (i.e. taking a vacation on the company's dime)? Flakey croissants and endless hunks of brie? We think not.

Shopping, obviously!

Since it opened its doors in 1997, Colette ( 213, Rue Saint-Honoré ) has been the destination hot spot to pick up everything from high-end designer goods from the likes of Lanvin , Junya Watanab e, Comme des Garçcons and the like to special art pieces crafted especially for the store. The creative director, Sarah Ler fel has become a celebrity in the fashion circle for her quirky style, pixie cut and keen eye for what's about to be on the lips of hip young shoppers with dough to blow. It also is the home to a book store and a mineral water bar, which boasts over 100 different types of mineral water (what, you thought fashion monsters were going to be drinking their calories? Think again). So next time you're in gay Paris, make sure to swing by and scope out the goods.

For more shopping secrets and general travel info, check out our Out City Guide: Paris .

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