PARIS FASHION WEEK GUIDE!
No city as Paris becomes so small and tiny while the fashion week is invading the city. Literally the people are going exactly to the same places year after year, and we know them pretty well as we do the same!
No time, to find new restaurants and bar, the best thing is to go to the trusted ones!
So here we are, with another guide, another city but with the same mission, to make you live the fashion week at 100% without necessary being a part of the fashion industry. Fast the belts and wallets ready, Paris j’arrive!
Place de la Madelaine 17, Paris
It’s probably the most popular restaurant between all of others during fashion week. Everyone plan at least one stop in this restaurant to get that iconic plate of potato with black caviar on.
If you want to find a table during this period it’s better to make a reservation a little before, as also many dinners hosted by designers/brands/influencers are taking place there.
HOTEL COSTES RESTAURANT
Rue Saint Honoré 239-241, Paris
This is the honey jar of fashion week, between the hotel clients, restaurant and bar you definitely will be confused by so many cool personalities and celebrities. Yes, this is the place to look for Kendall and Gigi, probably in the central table of terrasse.
The food is very good but this is place to come mostly for atmosphere of that shiny gold fashion world.
LA BELLE EPOQUE
Rue des Petits Champs 36, Paris
This place looks like a typical french bistro with all it charm, and it’s extremely loved by all the people from the fashion industry. Being here during the fashion week it’s gonna give you exactly the same feeling of being on a Givenchy fashion show. On the left side the table of Riccardo Tisci with Magdalena Frackowiak and company and on the other site Ece Sukan with Giovanna Battaglia, and behind you Tom Pecheux and Pat McGrath.
Seems amazing right? The negative part is that the owner of the place is not so nice…if you are going to have a dinner there is totally his choice, if he thinks you are someone he will find a table for you, if not, well, magically all the free tables will be booked ( even if he doesn’t accept booking ).
Rue Saint Honoré 159, Paris
This is probably our favorite place because of their extremely delicious hamburger and that chic parisian atmosphere. But also what concerning the clients it’s not bad at all, editors, stylists, models at every hour of day and night.
The plus of this place is that the kitchen is open all day long, which is very rare in Paris and that the waiters will do the best to find a place for you even without the reservation.
Avenue Montaigne 41, Paris
Located in the center of Avenue Montaigne, the heart of luxury shopping with a very nice view over Dior and Nina Ricci boutiques. This place is very popular between the fashion people especially for the lunch, perfect to enjoy outside when the weather is nice. In harmony with the chic atmosphere of the district, the restaurant is very elegant and the food is very good too.
CAFÉ DE FLORE
Boulevard Saint-Germain 172, Paris
This iconic place is so loved by all the bloggers and influencers. Indeed it’s very nice to enjoy a cup of tea outside while watching cars passing by on Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Here easily you will meet you favorite fashion blogger while taking photos of her plate of omelettes or also a bunch of fashion stylists who stopped there for a quick talk and a cup of tea.
Rue de Rivoli 226, Paris
Ok, this salon de thé is probably the most famous of all the city, full of people from the early morning until the dinner time, sometimes with a huge line outside waiting to be seated in this iconic place.
Loved by everyone, from models to designers, even Giselle always stop here for a cup of hot chocolate!
Galerie de Montpensier 51, Paris
I know we are talking about the places where you can find someone from the fashion industry and here will be a little complicated as everybody stops here for a quick grab and go matcha. But we want to mention it anyway as this cafe is very cute and situated inside of stunning garden of Palais Royal.
What about the night life, here are some names of the most popular clubs during fashion week.
In pole position Castel, where Kendall use to party with her celebrity-model friends. Then Raspoutine, a russian inspired club with huge matryoshka at the entrance and red velvet interior design. Here is taking place every year the iconic New York New York party.
Another one is Le Baron, a very tiny club in parisian mood.
Hotels in Paris are absolutely on another level, this where the word luxury should be properly used.
here they are five the most requested hotels during the fashion week, so if you want to see some fashion movement definitely choose one of them, but check out the price, it’s also at the same luxury level.
First of them is Plaza Athenee with it iconic balconies with red geraniums and view over Eiffel tower ( from some rooms). Next one is Costes, which is not just famous for the evening life between restaurant and bar, but also as the hotel, super popular between the celebrity-models.
Last but not least it’s Ritz in Place Vendome, absolutely iconic and extremely luxurious hotel to stay, mostly popular between fashion icons, while not so fa Park Hyatt is prevalently loved by the influencers.