Shop for that chic Parisian style
Start your morning in one of the world’s chicest capitals on the iconic Champs-Élysées. Find the latest trends at high-street favorites, visit the recently opened Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées and style yourself in the city’s sleek look with French brands, from Longchamp and Lacoste, to Louis Vuitton.
Next, visit Avenue Montaigne to get up close to high-end fashion pieces and fancy window displays. One of Paris’ poshest shopping areas, you’ll find the likes of Chanel, Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior lining this street.
Carry on the haute-couture fun at Place Vendôme – the place to shop for glitzy jewelry and luxurious watches – which was built on the orders of Louis XIV.
The nearby Rue Saint-Honoré is also home to an array of upscale stores and boutiques, as well as plenty of cafes if you’re in need of a shopping siesta.
Some of Paris’ most-loved department stores can be found on Boulevard Haussmann. A catwalk for French fashionistas, the flagship Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann and historic Printemps Paris Haussmann are the perfect spots to get some Parisian style inspo (and arty snaps of the Belle Epoque interiors).
Alternatively, take a trip to Paris' first ever department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche which opened in 1852. It's a well-kept secret among locals!
Afterwards, make a beeline for the charming Marais district – undoubtedly, the trendiest area of the city. Nestled among the stylish boutiques and vintage stores is Parisian favorite Merci, housing cool concepts by young designers. Top tip: look for the cute Fiat out front!
If you’re planning a trip during Paris Fashion Week (Sep 23-Oct 1), strut your stuff at fashion-focused events across the city.
Take a break on the Eurostar
Travel in comfort and style to London with the high-speed Eurostar. It takes just two hours and 16 minutes to hop between cities. Book into Standard Premier to ensure you have more legroom – you’ll also be given a generous luggage allowance for all your shopping! Don’t forget to arrive at least 45 minutes before your departure.
Discover the latest London trends
Make your first stop Coal Drops Yard, just a short walk from St Pancras International station. This canalside hangout offers an edgy mix of statement stores and one-off boutiques for loyal followers of the latest trends.
Next, head over to world-famous Oxford Street for the ultimate #fashiongoals experience. This mile-long shopping area is home to more than 300 stores; get to grips with London’s street style at fashion giants AllSaints, ZARA, Primark, and Nike, as well as Selfridge’s.
Afterwards, drop by the cool area of Carnaby. The epicenter of decades of fashion revolution, this quirky neighborhood is the place to become acquainted with British brands – find trendy activewear at SweatyBetty or slick polo shirts in Ben Sherman. And don’t forget to pose for a selfie underneath the famous Carnaby Street arch!
London’s markets also offer a great range of alternative fashion. Visit Camden Market to hunt for vintage threads and unusual accessories, or soak up east London’s fashion scene while mingling with trendsetters at Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane Market.
If you’re still looking to get a late-night fashion fix, Westfield’s sprawling shopping malls offer more than 500 stores between them!
Combine chic vibes with a top-notch location at The Park Tower Knightsbridge, A Luxury Collection Hotel, London. Unwind in luxury with rooms kitted out with plush beds, marble bathrooms, and great views. You’ll also be close to Harrods and Harvey Nichols.