PARIS — Between fashion shows, there’s no shortage of shops, restaurants, exhibitions and spas to explore in the City of Light. Here are some of the latest.
RETAIL THERAPY: Canadian coat brand Mackage has planted its flag in Paris with a new boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré. The 525-square-foot store boasts brick floors, quilted walls, a stainless steel staircase and minimal lighting.
Menswear brand Erevan has brought a bit of southern French style to Paris with its new boutique. Black terracotta tiles and twisted wrought iron shelving are meant to evoke the Riviera, while a cork wall displays the brand’s fragrances.
Pre-loved luxury player Monogram has opened its first physical showroom in Paris’s tony 16th arrondissement. Monogram Lab’s new appointment-only boutique is designed like a dream closet, with large mirrors, comfy sofas and a large wall where some of the most desirable items in a highly curated collection are perched in pink boxes.
The interior of Charlotte Chénet’s new boutique jewelry box drips with crisp coolness, thanks to a ceiling, walls and display cases that look like melting ice. — Rhonda Richford
Mackage, 418 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75008
Yerevan, Saint Fathers St. 79, 75006
Monogram, 14 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75016
Charlotte Chenet, 169 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Presented as a decadent and larger-than-life Parisian apartment, Mondaine de Pariso is the newest address of the Paris Society hospitality group, dedicated to live music and late-night dining.
In the same building as the lively Belle Epoque restaurant, owner Franck Maillot opened a seafood-oriented relative, Mer & Coquillage. Expect the catch of the day, caught seasonally on the French coast from small-boat fisheries and responsible producers, on a menu by chef Mathieu Poirier.
The culinary tradition of chakaiseki began as a light meal served before the Japanese tea ceremony to ensure that the bitterness of the matcha would not upset guests’ stomachs. It has since become an art form brought to Paris by chef Yuichiro Akiyoshi at Chakaiseki Akiyoshi. — Lily Templeton
Mondaine de Pariso, 23 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm to 2am
Mer & Coquillage, 36 Rue des Petits-Champs, 75001. Open Monday to Friday, noon to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Chakaiseki Akiyoshi, 59 Rue Letellier, 75015. From January 24, open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 2pm and 7pm to 9pm
BOOKSTORE: English-language bookshop Smith & Son, formerly known as WH Smith, recently opened a new outpost in the Marais district. The 540-square-foot boutique, nestled on the bustling Rue des Rosiers, is filled with tomes and also boasts a news and magazine section. — Jennifer Weil
Smith & Son Marais, 20 Rue des Rosiers, 75004
SHOW TIME: There’s no shortage of art to look at between fashion shows.
Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs museum has collected more than 700 works of art to explore how the 1980s influenced design in France on everything from fashion, furniture and posters to photographs.
At the Louis Vuitton Foundation, there is an exhibition dedicated to the dialogue between the nature-filled works of artists Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell.
Alberto Giacometti and Salvador Dali actually collaborated between 1931 and 1932, and it was the subject of a show organized by the Giacometti Foundation.
See how the alchemy between Azzedine Alaïa’s sculptural creations and Arthur Elgort’s photographic vision shaped the sense of freedom of the 80s at Fondation Azzedine Alaïa.
Rediscover shades of blue through the lens of Hyères Photography Award winner Rala Choi at the Sheriff Gallery.
Former Guy Laroche designer Marcel Marongiu returns with the first solo exhibition featuring his paintings and photographs at Galerie Pixi.
And there’s one last chance to spend the night with Pharrell Williams, Bella and Gigi Hadid along with many other A-listers, as captured in an event portrait by veteran photographer Francois Goiset. — JW and LT
“1980, Fashion, Design and Graphics in France” until April 16 at Les Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
“Monet-Mitchell,” through January 27 at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116
“Alberto Giacometti/Salvador Dalí, Jardin de Rêves,” through April 9 at Fondation Giacometti, 5 Rue Victor Schoelcher, 75014
“Svoboda” until Aug. 20, at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, 18 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004
“Blue” until February 25 at Sheriff Gallery, 53 Rue du Turenne, 75003
“Quiet Violence” until February 11, at Galerie Pixi, 95 Rue de Seine, 75006
A Night on the Town in Paris until January 31 at Roch Hôtel & Spa, 28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001
R&R: To pamper yourself, head to the Ritz Paris. The hotel unveiled the renovated Ritz Club & Spa with a separate entrance directly on Place Vendôme. The spa offers Biologique Recherche facials and Ritz Paris massages.
The department store Le Bon Marché recently opened its beauty institute on the third floor. This includes six treatment rooms, with Dior, Guerlain and Biologique Recherche having one each and the rest reserved for other brands.
Flora, the prestigious haircare brand created as skincare, has just officially launched its first in-store experience at La Samaritaine. And for hair accessories, you can find a wide selection of hair accessories at the new Alexandre de Paris boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré. — JW
Ritz Paris, 16 Place Vendome, 75001
Le Bon Marché, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
La Samaritaine, 9 Rue de la Monnaie, 75001
Boutique Alexandre de Paris, 342 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001