Every fashionista knows that when it comes to shopping, there is no better destination than the city of love—Paris. From opulent department stores to unique boutiques that are hidden away along the lit-up streets, this city can proudly boast of housing the creme de la creme of fashion. And in this sartorial jungle, it might get hard to find your favourites.
If your shoe collection is almost as big (if not bigger) than Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, then you must visit our curated list of Parisian boutiques that offer some amazing collections that would leave you wanting more. Take home the ultimate souvenir from your next trip to the French capital.
In 1968, this French footwear brand was founded in Loire Valley with a strong commitment to French expertise and know-how. Placing a strong emphasis on architecture and lines, the brand designs shoes that feature flowing lines and most delicate texture. Their hallmark is their vibrant colour palette which includes more than fifteen new colours every season, from natural shades to bold, audacious ones.
Marie Gas founder and chief curator of French concept boutique, ByMarie has established a continuous legacy of luxury for the past two decades. The designers featured in the thoughtfully curated multi-brand boutique all value the refined sense of elegance and energy the collection embodies, both physical and online. And the footwear collection is not immune. From cowboy suede boots by Shiloh Heritage to elegant pumps by The Prairies Of Paris, ByMarie’s curation will make many shoe-fanatics happy.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm & Monday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 7 pm
Address: 44 Rue Étienne Marcel,
Born from the desire to create shoes that were beautiful, comfortable and followed the rules of art, Alexis Lafont founded Caulaincourt with the mission to design footwear that he wanted to wear. The brand features collections for men, from formal dress shoes to casual slippers. Their premium leathers are sourced from the most exclusive tanneries. Offering a variety of styles, Caulaincourt is a culture of aesthetics with collections that celebrate craftsmanship and details.
The most unique aspect about this boutique is that you can literally create your own shoe – choose the shape, then mix your own unique colour and voila – a shoe that is like no other in the world!
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Address: 64 Bd Haussmann
LECLAIREUR is a Paris-based multi-designer boutique that blurs the lines between fashion, design and lifestyle. Started in 1980, the boutique was founded by two creatives who merged their individual personalities to curate fashion for like-minded kindred spirits. Their edit of designers believe in the same hybrid philosophy that they do. If you are in Paris, then add exploring their innovative footwear collection to your to-do list.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Address: 10 rue Boissy d’Anglas / 40 Rue de Sévigné / 10 Rue Hérold
In 2006, Anita Radovanovic’s opened Mes Demoiselles Paris, a luxury brand that reinvented fashion basics. Inspired by nature, her designs depict the natural world in some way or another. Her footwear collection, which features everything from slides to heels to boots, uses contemporary elements with hints of the natural design patterns that exist in the outside world. They embody luxury and can make any woman feel more empowered.
London-based MIISTA creates footwear that is timeless, elegant and classic. The founder, Laura Villasenin was born in Spain and moved to London in 2010. After launching the label, she combined her Spanish heritage with a modern feminine sentiment to create designs that stood the test of time. Today, her collections are designed for a modern and irreverent woman who loves to add a sense of playfulness and culture into her outfits.
Address: 31 Rue Charlot