Your Shopping, Sipping, And Snacking Primer For Paris

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Upon our arrival in Paris to kick off Paris Fashion Week, we of course perused around the shows to scope out essentials for any fashion week survivor. You know: wine, bread and cheese, pastries...some may overlook these things on their couture escapes, but these potatoes know better. So, our friends at Refinery29 called upon us to give our recommendations.
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Whether it be a cosmetic emergency, dairy cravings, or even a shameless need for the perfect martini in a city defined by its wine, here are some staple spots in and around the area to help you through your week...
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Send Flowers:

Fleurs Lachaume
A beautiful floral boutique at the top of the Rue St Honore. A family business run by two sisters, it's a go to for all the top editors and couture houses in Paris. Need we say more?

Vert Et Plus Fleurs
This is probably the most convenient spot for flowers, located right next to the Tuileries. It's perfect for a grab and go bouquet if you happen to get one of those last minute invites...

Dani Roses
Located next to Hotel Costes (which it's affiliated with), this spot only does roses and may just be chicest way to your loved one's heart during your Paris trip!
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Cosmetic Emergencies

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A really chic French chain with a to-die-for beauty department filled with hard-to-find American and French products alike.

Pharmacie du Forum
A classic French pharmacy with a bevy of beauty products you can't find in the states.

Jovoy
Need a freshening amidst the sprints from show to show? With a delicious bevy of scents, Jovoy has the perfume soulmate for you.
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Shop (And Sometimes Snack):

L'Eclaireur
With pastries, designer clothing, and accessories all in one two-story paradise, there's not much else one needs that this concept store doesn't have.

Didier Ludot
A favorite spot of ours, Didier Ludot has the most incredible collection of vintage clothing and accessories that we've seen.

Montaigne Market
A delicious designer paradise near the Arc de Triomphe, Montaigne Market is a couture heaven you're sure to get lost in. It's so well curated, you'll want to buy the full looks off every mannequin.
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Pastries On The Go:

Boulangerie Julien
Stranded at the top of Faubourg St. Honore? Don't be intimidated. There's delicious tarts and sandwiches at this quick and easy boulangerie to quell you during your walk down to the Louvre.

Lenôtre
This elevated chocolate paradise can be counted on to cure any sweet tooth.

La Maison Angelina
Located right across from the Tuileries this beautiful tea room boasts an amazing selection of tarts, pastries, and macarons that give even Ladurée a run for its money.
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Get A Real Drink:

Le Fumoir
A stones throw from the Louvre, it's one of the only spots we've discovered that truly does make a perfect martini in the city of wine.

Harry's New York Bar
An iconic bar in Paris where the cocktails have been flowing since 1911. Definitely go for a throwback.

Bar Le Forum
This is a chic, sleek sliver of a bar where cocktails and mixology are the watchword.
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The Old French Stand By (Wine, Cheese, & People Watching):

La Palette
This spot right across the river is the ultimate go-to for people-watching, wine, and the perfect cheese plate.

La Coupe d'OR
On a favorite street of ours (and everyone elses) — the Rue St Honore — this cafe happens to be situated perfectly across the street from Colette. It's the perfect place for a lunch or wine fix after a long day of shopping.

Café Marly
The only spot you can have dinner and drinks while overlooking the Louvre. With tables at balconies that overlook the museum, this is the definition of dinner-with-a-view.
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