Les Petites — Founded in 1992 by Isabelle Benichou, this label combines boho influences with retro-chic glamour. The name — French for “the little ones” — was chosen by Benichou to represent the brand’s soft, emotional sensibility. The bevy of chains situated throughout Paris features everything from romantic, flowing dresses to edgier pieces. We suggest stopping by the Rue des Martyrs locale, which is just steps away from the breathtaking Sacré Coeur cathedral. Afterward, head south and check out the très branché (French for “hip”) terrasse at Hotel Amour, the hangout of choice for Paris’ in-crowd. Les Petites, 90 Rue des Martyrs (at Rue d'Orsel); Paris; 00 33 01 42 54 48 94.
Sessùn — The brainchild of Provence-native Emma François, Sessùn combines delicate, vintage influences with fresh, urban style to create clothes that embody effortless Parisian chic. Inspired by François’ travels through South America, her personal music selection, and her favorite films, the line features color-drenched dresses, high-waisted shorts and skirts, stylish peep-toe wedge heels, and playful accessories. The brand has one store in Paris, which is located on a fashionable section of the Rue de Charonne in the vibrant up-and-coming 11th arrondissement. Sessùn, 34 rue de Charonne (between Rue des Taillandiers and Rue Keller); Paris; 00 33 01 48 06 55 66.
Antoine et Lili — With its bright pink and apple-green doors, this colorful boutique is tough to miss. The brand’s flagship Canal St. Martin address is a true bazaar of clothing, cute accessories, kitschy decorations, and more. For those looking to fit in with the local art scene, vintage-y T-strap heels, retro wrap dresses, and printed foulards abound. After decking yourself out à la Amélie Poulain (parts of the hit 2001 movie were filmed along the canal), take a stroll through this creative and trendy neighborhood. Antoine et Lili, 95 Quai de Valmy (between Rue des Récollets and Rue des Vinaigriers); Paris; 00 33 01 40 37 41 55.
Photo: Via Les Petites; Via Sessùn
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