Hermès, 8th Arr.
Tel: 33 1 40 17 47 17
Concierge.com's insider take:
The original Hermès store on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré was one of the first to open on the new 19th-century street and recalls the tradition of "grands magasins" writ in miniaturefour elegant and wood-carved floors of pure equestrian-themed pleasure. Aside from the usual range of signature watches, scarves, trunks, and bagsand the Gaultier-designed womenswear collectionthey also have housewares, menswear, porcelain collectibles, riding boots, and, for the truly horsey, a custom saddlery. In November 2010, the house will be making a long-overdue jump to the Left Bank. Until that much-anticipated shop debuts at 17 Rue de Sèvres, in the seventh arrondissement, a temporary boutique welcomes customers nearby at 16 Rue de Grenelle (33-1-53-63-02-19).
Open daily 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.