Here, the art of living is given pride of place. Artists' portraits, contemporary furnishings, decorative items, beauty products and restaurants meet everypossible desire.
After its launch last June, the American designer's new collection called "The Marc Jacobs" can now be found in Le Marais. This showcase displays the brand's permanent collection of must-have items (ready-to-wear, shoes...). Colourful collaborations are a vital feature in the new line, exclusive partnerships with creators from the worlds of art, music and Pop culture. The Marc Jacobs, 30 rue des Archives, Paris 4 (01 44 50 23 65).
In partnership with the Maison Dubail, Roger Dubuis has moved into the iconic Hôtel Costes. Embodying the watchmaker's exuberant style, the premises are characterized by sombre architecture, expressive and ultra-contemporary. Clients are thus immediately immersed in the brand's creative world. Roger Dubuis, 239 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1 (01 42 60 02 90).
Launched 70 years ago, this Italian home decor firm composes, restructures, combines, blends and amuses itself with forms, styles, colours and materials in partnership with top international designers. Exceptional new items take their place in its showroom, giving a place of honour to contemporary creations and re-issues with elegance and sophistication. Arflex, 52 rue de Miromesnil, Paris 8 (03 62 85 30 43).
An exceptional creation by designer Marcel Wanders for Baccarat, this chess set is a great idea for a Valentine's Day gift, to re-live unique one-to-one moments with passion and refinement. At Sabrina Monte-Carlo, 39 avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco (00 377 97 97 57 60).
The powerfulness of patchouli is confronted by the refinement of the iris and the green freshness of vetiver in this irresistible "Orage" for men, designed by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Love at first sight, in a flash of lightning. 210 €. Louis Vuitton, 2 avenue de Suède, Nice (09 77 40 40 77).
Tiffany & Co's Advent calendar is 1 metre 20 tall ! It contains real treasures (jewellery, decorative objects, a pen, watch...). Illustrated by hand, it represents the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. 100.000 €. Tiffany & Co, 6 Rue de la Paix, Paris 2 (01 40 20 20 20).
Seven months' work were devoted to the metamorphosis of the Hugo Boss flagship store on the Champs-Élysées, the world's largest at 1,226 m2. At the core of this new concept, digital experiences offer clients the possibility of ordering a piece of clothing, a colour or specific size, "in situ". Stylish modern design complements the digitalization of this avant-garde address. Hugo Boss, 115 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8 (01 53 57 35 40).
This is the eclectic concept store of Marjorie Mathieu, a graduate of the New York Fashion Institute. In a chic and cheerful jumble, lots of different styles, offering an opulent version of the "desirable". Here you only find one-off items, alongside creations by perfume-makers, floral artists and textile designers. Marjo du Faubourg, 3 rue Pierre Fontaine, Paris 9.
With the Allaperto Mountain and Kilt collections, Ethimo outdoor furniture moves to the mountains, offering a new way of living at high altitude. Upholstered with technical fibres designed to guarantee maximum comfort and high resistance, they offer an astute blend of elegance and ergonomics. Ethimo, 96 boulevard Carnot, Le Cannet (04 93 46 23 02).
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the "Panthère" fragrance, Cartier is offering a limited edition of this iconic perfume. Two new bottles with solar design emphasize the multiple facets of this potion both floral and tawny. 25 ml 64,50 € and 75 ml 123,50 €. Cartier, 57 boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes (04 92 59 28 20).
ith a passion for fashion and rare labels, Laure Tinel, who long worked for trend agencies in Paris, has just inaugurated 116, a fashion and home decor concept store, at the heart of the Saint Victor neighbourhood. Here you will find jewellery, fragrances, accessories, fashion and decorative items, plus her own brand called Pledge. 116 rue Sainte, Marseille 7.
The caress of sweet almond, a silky veil of jasmine and musk, and the soft glow of morning sunlight... Such is the promise offered by the new “Lalique Soleil” fragrance in a flacon clad with coral and gold, and adorned with a delicate charm bracelet. Lalique, 87 rue d’Antibes, Cannes (04 93 38 66 88).
Virginie Dumon, manageress of the furniture store “L’Âne Bleu” in Marseille, has invited Sarah Lavoine to design a summer atmosphere immersing clients in different shades of blue. Until the month of August, the boutique will display exclusive pieces signed by the renowned Parisian decorator. L’Âne Bleu, 46 rue Breteuil, Marseille 6 (04 91 81 12 00).
Dedicated to the primitive arts, objects created by Vanessa Mitrani evoke Nigerian rams’ horns, animals’ teeth, religious amulets, ancient Indian masks... These sources of inspiration from ancestral spirits, archeology and distant rituals give rise to highly graphic everyday objects. On sale until August 21st, in the museum’s boutique. Musée du Quai Branly, 37 quai Branly, Paris 7 (01 56 61 70 00).
A home decorator with expertise in natural furs and skins, Norki has just opened its first showroom at the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, in a vast triplex of 180 m2. Visitors discover very original creations such as pouffes in plaited lambskin, carpets, and a line of armchairs and sofas in lamb and sheep skin. Norki, 7 rue d’Uzès, Paris 2 (06 45 33 86 94).
Pierre Hermé Paris has invited itself into Monaco’s trendy new concept store, Komo. Ultra-connected, combining fashion, lifestyle and fooding, Komo unites a selection of luxury labels, a restaurant and a top-notch pastry boutique in a light and airy setting designed for a clientele in search of excellence. Komo, 18 rue de Millo, quartier de La Condamine, Monaco (00 377 97 70 56).
The young furniture editor Maison Dada has been invited to express its Dadaist spirit in the LAB space on the top floor of the RBC showroom. Dreamlike, poetic, audacious and extravagant, the selection is a sight for sore eyes. From June 13th to July 26th. RBC Lab, 40 rue Violet, Paris 15 (01 45 75 10 00)
Harmoniously integrated into the majestic Hôtel de Paris, the new Dior boutique displays all its collections for men and women on three floors. Peter Marino creates an architectural universe adorned with delicate pastel colours and artworks and furnishings by Pierre Paulin. Dior, angle avenues des Beaux-Arts et Princesse Alice, Monaco (www.dior.com).
Renowned for their elegant, timeless design, Monaco-based architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet have launched their first line of furniture. Paying homage to the Modernist style and calling on their favourite materials (marble, brass and walnut), this collection with clean, geometric design is exclusively available on the prestigious on-line platform “The Invisible Collection”. www.theinvisiblecollection.com
The “Winston Candy” collection of jewellery signed Harry Winston proposes a voyage through the scintillating world of coloured stones. These cocktail rings propose tangerine garnets, tourmalines, pastel-coloured sapphires, shimmering spinels... Inspired by a series of archive sketches dating back to the 1950’s and 1960’s, the collection will gradually be completed by new offerings. Harry Winston, 29 boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes (04 20 10 07 66).