The French make some of the cutest children’s clothes. It’s like buying doll clothes for babies. Tartine et Chocolat and also Bonpoint are two of the most famous and their shops near Place Vendome and in St.-Germain-des-Prés, respectively, have a selection from 0 to pre-teen.
On the other hand, shopping for large sizes in Paris can be a challenge. A few years ago I was shopping the Paris January sales with a friend of mine. He happens to be 6’4". Long story short, it proved tough to find a shirt and pants that fit him. So, here on this list, you’ll find included a shop that fits the big and tall kind, as well as one that specializes in tuxedos and men's formalwear rentals. When you're in a bind as to what to wear to that black-tie affair, this shop, Au Cor du Chasse, comes in handy for the gentlemen.
For us ladies… If I could shop at one store and one store only that would be Hermès. Or Chanel. One day, I will. But for now I will just fake it with previously loved designerwear jewels from Didier Ludot's fabulous vintage boutique in the Palais Royal where it's all about the little black dress. That, paired with one of their silk scarves, and you really wouldn’t need to wear anything else…
But, for those of us who still pull our fashion looks together on a budget, I’ve listed some great shops for men, women and children where, paired with your eye for style, you can dress like the best and demurely tell everyone, I got it in Paris, darling, where else ?!
For sporty-minded guys and gals there's a shop called The Kooples. They have a spin-off boutique just for sportswear. Here you can spend some fun together-time shopping for his-n-hers.