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8th & 16th Arrondissement Shops

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A.P.C.
23 Rue Royale, 8th
Known for making the ideal version of everyday staples, you can always rely on A.P.C. for perfectly considered trench coats, dark wash jeans, and striped tops that are just the right thickness. Men, in particular, always strike gold here since their simple shapes easily elevate any outfit without ever trying too hard (guys who struggle to find well-fitting jeans should definitely take look here). While there are nine outposts across the city, we like this one best; meanwhile, don't miss the outlet in the 18th, where everything is always 50 percent off. There are other locations in the 3rd (Rue Vielle du Temple, Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire), the 1st, 6th, 10th, and the 17th.
8th & 16th Arrondissement
Azzedine Alaïa
5 Rue de Marignan, 8th
Famous for his body-conscious dresses and sky-high stilettos, the Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa is pretty much synonyous with sex appeal. You can expect it in spades at his new brand-new three-story shop, which is housed in an 18th century mansion just steps from Avenue Montaigne. The main floor is devoted to accessories, while his ready-to-wear spans across the next two levels. It's all artfully arranged in the spare and graphic space, which never competes with the clothes: After all, when it comes to an Alaïa, you don't need much else. While the barely marked Rue de Marignan shop is our favorite, there's a stock shop around the corner from the location on Rue de Moussy, which sells pieces from the previous seasons at lower prices.
8th & 16th Arrondissement
Christian Louboutin
68 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th
Sure, you’ll find Christian Louboutin’s full range of red-soled stilettos and studded loafers here, but you’ll also find unparalleled customer service. They maintain a strict 1:1 ratio of salespeople to clients, and while this might seem like it would result in helicopter-like hovering, it doesn’t. Instead, they swoop in only when you have a question or need a size. There are two other locations, including one in the 1st and one in the 7th.
8th & 16th Arrondissement
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