City Guide: Paris

In Paris I’m always in a hurry. Doing trade shows, visiting boutiques or fabric shows is sure fun but there’s never time to fully enjoy Paris. There are a few places though that I try to visit when in the City of Love. Here are my favourites.


 

SHOPPING

A dream destination for fashion lovers. You have everything from vintage flea markets to a selection of great French high-street to super high-end labels. The must visit would be the iconic Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann. With its remarkable dome and wide range of brands its one of my favourite shopping destinations. Until the 15th of Feb you can also find a selection of Kriss Soonik products on the lingerie floor.

Colette is a fashionable concept store that almost every day has a new product launch or an event happening, and therefore is always packed with all sorts of fashionistas. You can get everything from a simple pen to haute-couture frocks there.

If you are in the Le Marais area make sure not to miss Dollhouse – a cool lingerie shop that also carries some of our pieces.


 

CULTURE

The city itself is so beautiful and historical that even a short walk around Paris is almost too much to take in. There are however few places we always try to visit. One of them is Petite Palais. The little sister to the more known Grand Palace is a true gem. The building, erected in the 1900s is a true piece of art within itself. Inside you can find paintings, sculptures and works of art from Ancient Greece right up to the First World War. It also has the sweetest courtyard with the best cafe.


 

FOOD

No day starts without a visit to a local boulangerie where croissants and pain au chocolates are mandatory. For food shopping nothing beats La Grande Épicerie, which is part of the famed Bon Marché department store in the sixth arrondissement. Considered the best food shop in Paris it literally has everything! On top of French delicatessen the whole world cuisine is represented.

Another place worth mentioning is La Chaufferie, a cosy place nearby Gare du Nord that offers modern french dishes. Their onion soup is absolutely to die for!

Kriss´s Top 5 – Paris

Now that our #ksworldtour Paris month is coming to an end, Kriss picks 5 of her favourite things in the City of Love.

Maison Julien
On the morning of our #ksworldtour Paris breakfast I had one task before the event – pick up the mini croissants & pain au chocolats for our guests.
When I entered Maison Julien on Franlin Roosevelt avenue, the smell of fresh pastries just blew me away. For a moment I really felt like a true Parisienne. I could really do this more often.

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Colette
One of my favourite stores in Paris. Over the last couple of years it has definitely become more like a tourist attraction than a shopping destination but every time I’m in Paris I still pay a visit to this lifestyle/crazy fashion destination. From gummy bears to fur coats, you’ll find literally anything there.

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Cycling in Paris
The best way to get around Paris is on a bike. I really enjoyed cycling on Saturday and Sunday when the streets were emptier. Even the little drizzle didn’t stop me from enjoying every minute of it. I cycle all the time in London but the wide Paris streets seemed much more cycle friendly.

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George V
The Four Seasons hotel bar is an unbelievably gorgeous place to meet for a drink. Massive fresh flower bouquets escort you from the lobby to the bar. My friend Mari invited me there saying that if I wanted to feel like a real Parisienne, this is the place to be. I must say, the visit there sure made me a couple of inches taller.

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Silvia Lace Bra & Maike Lace Knickers
Like the French blogger Adenorah is obsessed with our Silvia Lace Bra and Maike Lace Knickers Set, so are we. This luxe lingerie set has definitely been inspired by true French chic. It´s simple with amazing details. It´s everyday glam. Although we now have 7 colours to choose from, Black is still everyone’s firm favourite – sexy made easy.

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