This year summer will be hot in Paris in more ways than one! The City of Light welcomes once again the highly anticipated summer sales, as well as the famous Haute Couture Fashion Week. Essentially the fashion capital of the world, Paris is so full of luxury shops and world-renowned fashion houses that it will make your head spin. Enjoy your stay in the French capital for a shopping experience that is without parallel as you discover the latest fashion trends.
This year in Paris, the summer sales begin on June 22nd and extend all the way until August 2nd. That gives you 6 full weeks to find bargains and take advantage of significant discounts on luxury goods. Thanks to its location in the heart of Paris, the Hotel Opera Lafayette offers the ideal base for your shopping spree. Nearby is the Haussmann - Opéra district, where you can find a high concentration of top fashion boutiques and the capital’s major flagship stores.
Easily accessible from the hotel, the Galeries Lafayette is a department store that boasts a worldwide reputation for its amazing ranges of fashions and accessories. All the ready to wear brands are represented, with a department just for children and another dedicated exclusively to men. Recently this Parisian institution also opened a store dedicated to home goods and décor. Close to the Galeries Lafayette is the equally famous Printemps, another legendary department store. Fashion aficionados can choose among some 350 French and international brands in an area of 44,000 m2.
The Opéra district offers many more opportunities for an amazing shopping experience: Cartier, Tiffany, Lalique and Montblanc all present their high-end creations, while the large Apple Store displays its latest products for the delight of those with a passion for the latest technology.
An unmissable occasion for the fashionista who wants to stay abreast of the hottest new offerings from the top designers, Paris Fashion Week will take place in the French capital from July 3rd to 7th. On this momentous occasion, the most prestigious fashion houses will present their latest collections in a series of exclusive and elegant fashion shows. With no less than a hundred presentations on the programme, there is plenty to delight anyone who is eager to check out the latest trends ahead of the autumn-winter season.
Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Castelbajac, Cerruti, Christian Dior, Kenzo and Lanvin are just some of the many prestigious names that help to bring inimitable French chic to the City of Light. Every year there’s something new and 2016 will be no exception, as on June 22nd the famous Balenciaga fashion house will present its first menswear show under the leadership of new artistic director, Demna Gvasalia. Enjoy your stay in the capital and immerse yourself in the world of fashion and luxury.
Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Railway station 'Gare du Nord' and Opera area