Paris, capital of fashion
Category : Fashion and Shopping
The world capital of fashion continues to live up to its considerable reputation. Hotel de la Paix presents several events taking place at the beginning of the year to interest lovers of shopping and fashion. Fill your wardrobe with bargains during the sales period from January 11th to February 21st, then go to Paris Fashion Week and, finally, complete your voyage through the fashion world by attending the Première Classe and Première Vision trade fairs.
Hunt for fashion bargains at the sales
The start of every year sees the most fabulous shopping event of all; the Paris Winter Sales! From the smallest shops to the most awe inspiring department stores, the retailers of the capital slash their prices and offer bargains that grow increasingly irresistible as the six week sales period goes on. The primary aim for retailers at this time is to get rid of the old stock to clear room for the new, and if that means selling at a loss, then so be it! It means you can enjoy the shopping spree of a lifetime. The trendiest will check out the Marais district, where the top designers of the future can be discovered. To find everything in one place, visit department stores such as Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette or Printemps. You can even take advantage of the sales to get the best deals on your home décor items.
Paris Fashion Week, a must!
The biggest names in fashion - Balmain, Dior, Chanel, Cerruti, Lanvin ... - are waiting for you at Paris Fashion Week. This major event in the fashion world begins with the very latest trends for men from January 18th to 22nd and continues with Haute Couture from January 22nd to 26th. Various sites host events that you can easily reach from the Hotel de la Paix. Catwalk action, great couturiers and top designers come together in a uniquely thrilling atmosphere at this internationally recognised event.
Fashion in all its forms
Of course, it’s not enough to have beautiful clothes. Accessories are also essential. To find out the latest developments in footwear, leather goods and high-end jewellery, don’t miss the Première Classe trade fair, which takes place from January 20th to 23rd at the Porte de Versailles.
Finally, if creation is your passion, visit Première Vision, the global event for fashion professionals, which runs from February 7th to 9th at Paris Nord Villepinte. Yarns, fabrics, leather, designs, accessories and manufacturing are the industry sectors covered by this wide-ranging trade fair, in addition to specialised areas such as knitwear, jeanswear, and a zone dedicated to experimental craftsmanship.