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Bon Marche Paris

Chanel Rue Cambon

At the Paris main street Champs-Elysées is the fashion houses ' big flagship stores, among them, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, and on surrounding streets, you'll find plenty of stylish clothing stores. Are you interested in fashion, you should treat yourself to a last minute trip to the fashion capital. Whether you have a budget of several thousand, looking for unique clothing for a hundred-patch or are satisfied with window shopping, you can experience a bit of French glamour.
Paris has long been a Centre for fashion creation which is noticed by the Swedish using a French word, haute couture, for higher sewing art. Already in the 18th century was Paris and the French Court leading in the clothing fashions and the Swedish Kings and Queens dressed as their French role models, especially Gustav III.
During the 20th century, a few craftsmen made the city known worldwide. Coco Chanel revolutionized the dammodet with its straight, simple concoctions in the 1920s. Already in 1921 launched the perfume Chanel No. 5 - many recent fashion designers have taken for her idea and created their own perfumes. On Rue Cambon is Chanel's fashion house and store remaining since Cocos feast days.

In the 1950s, several people stepped forward on the catwalk, among them Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy and the Spaniard Cristóbal Balenciaga. Yves Saint Laurent, Perhaps the most famous of the French fashion designers, began his career with Christian Dior but opened his own in 1962. He created clothing for the modern woman, with loans from Mr closet – jumpsuit, Blazer, Tuxedo, trench coat – and changed a lot in the world of fashion. In the late 1960s he came to bet on prêt-à-porter – another word we borrowed from the French – ready-made clothes at a great price.
For a few days in Paris, you have yourself the opportunity to see the big designer fashion work and experience the frivolity and luxury. Most of the luxury fashion stores have guards that hold up the door to customers on their way in or out. You don't have to buy anything – no protest if you go around a little discreet and just looking. A visit to one of the big department stores, Le Bon Marché or Printemps (with six-story fashion!) may also be recommended. There is, of course, more affordable prices. On several of the major department stores, which visitors pay a penny to see their own fashion shows, which can be well worth the price.
In the Marais district are several vintage shops where you, with a little patience, Expect good bargains and find dresses and second-hand furs from 10 euros. There is also a lot more upmarket shops with vintage dresses and shoes from the glory days of fashion in the 20th century. You do not spend money for yourself you can visit the Musée de la Mode and learn more about the history of fashion and förunnas over its beautiful creations.