Itinerary for a session architecture and shopping design day
As the international capital of fashion, Paris is the perfect place to go shopping. Even if you are a design and architecture lover, the city is full of stores, showrooms and galleries with marked architectures and smart designs. If you want to enjoy a shopping design and architecture weekend in Paris : discover our tour only elaborated for you.
Discover the Aesop Condorcet boutique
From 11a.m., start the day with the Aesop Condorcet boutique which was created in Melbourne in 1987 and is now located at 65 Rue Condorcet in the 19th district of Paris. The 44 square meters space takes its inspiration from the 20’s and from the « Maison de Verre » by Pierre Chareau. It’s arranged with raw metal from the ground to the ceiling.
During your shopping design session, walk around the central counter and the travertine table and see a long pink thermo lacquered metal sink and beautiful vintage articles.
The boutique offers high quality skin-care, hair and body beauty products. Each product is made with herbal ingredients and is tested and approved in laboratory, they cause no harm to health.
On lunch time, go down the Condorcet street to have a meal in a restaurant with an elaborated interior architecture.
Treat yourself at IL CUOCO GALENTE’s
Third direction imagined by Philippe Baranes, IL CUOCO GALENTE’s is settled in 36 Rue Condorcet, in the 9th district of Paris. From 12:30 p.m. book a table in this restaurant which architecture was given to the very François Doll, architect at the multidisciplinary design workshop: « l’Atelier Collectif ».
Tickle your taste buds thanks to an authentic regional Italian cuisine and the art of making homemade pastas. Enjoy the framework, embellished by an interior architecture which put forward craftsmanship, homemade haute couture and a limitless cuisine in the very heart of the restaurant. Architectural work highlights the simple beauty of traditional assembly of carpentry.
At early afternoon, go to the South-West of the 9th district of Paris to be immersed in the world of galleries and fashion.
Get yourself a design shopping session at Les Galeries Lafayette, Haussmann.
Inaugurated in 1912, the department store Paris Haussmann reborned in 2012 by the architect Bruno Moinard: interior architect, scenographer, designer, illustrator and painter.
At early afternoon, treat yourself with a one or two hours shopping session in the Galeries Lafayette Haussman « Coupole » and « l’Homme » building or cross the street to discover Lafayette « Gourmet » and Lafayette « La Maison » settled in the building bought to Mark&Spencer.
Well-known all over the world, les Galeries Lafayette are from 120 years undisputed fashion and trade events specialists. Their main goal is to make each visit a unique experience and to propose to their French or foreign clients a constantly renewed selection of the best brands from the cheapest to the most expensive.
After your shopping session, go upstairs to the first floor of the building to discover the links between fashion, plastic art and design at the center of the « Galerie des Galeries ».
Explore « la Galerie des Galeries »
A space between art, fashion and design, take an hour to walk down « la Galerie des Galeries » the cultural space of « Galeries Lafayette Haussman ». Located at the first floor of the 40 boulevard Haussman, its goal is to make the visitors discover nowadays and future talents.
Composed by four exhibitions a year and inspired by french and international creation, its programming highlights the link between fashion, plastic arts and design, items which have always inspired les « Galeries Lafayette ».
After getting immersed in les Galeries Lafayette, end up your shopping design session and your architecture day in a boutique that will be perfect for the gourmets among you.
Finish your race by enjoying a delicacy in Sébastien Gaudard bakery.
Around 5 p.m. go back to the North-East in the 9th district to make a gustatory discovery. Come across Sébastien Gaudard bakery, 22 Rue Martyrs. Take a chance to taste a delicacy on the spot or take it away, what a way to end the day !
This pastry cook and chocolate-maker proposes sweets, deserts, cakes and ice creams in a chic and luminous background. Behind the big vitrines framed by dark green woodworks of one of the oldest Maison of Paris, delicacies are multiplying.
Lockers and mirrors on the wall, ancient counter put on a tiled floor, ceiling moldings, the imaginary of the old days is still living without nostalgia thanks to the modernity of the volumes giving the space its former glory to the present.
A beauty boutique, a fashion large sign and its gallery, an Italian restaurant and a gourmet bakery, the perfect way for design shopping and architecture lovers to make a lot of discoveries. Have a great shopping session !
Marilyne Lopes d’Andrade