With the holiday season in full swing, let Richard Nahem from Eye Prefer Paris take you on a tour of some of the best shops that the City of Lights has to offer:
French luxury labels rule the roost in the fashion world, with such brands as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Christian Dior, and Chanel opening shops around the globe and spending millions on worldwide media exposure and ad campaigns. Oddly, however, the luxury goods they have become so well known for are now diluted in terms of being exclusive or having top quality. Often, this season’s $2,000 “it” bag can be made of pure plastic and can easily be out of fashion next year. Luckily, Paris offers an alternative kind of luxury where you can get true, timeless quality in a quiet, sophisticated way while being waited on hand and foot. In storefronts and ateliers across the city, made-to-measure and custom-designed suits, shirts, shoes, bags, eyeglasses, jewelry, and other wearable goods can be had at the same prices or less than mass-market luxury.