Isabel Marant, Paris
Tel: 33 1 49 29 71 55
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you've ever wondered how French women seem to walk an elegant line between casual and formal, chic without being identifiably fashionable, you'll find it may be because they are wearing an Isabel Marant outfit. Her easy, portable clothes are available in three shops as varied as her clientele: this one in the punky Bastille, another in polished St. Germain (1 Rue Jacob, 75006; 33-1-43-26-04-12), and a third in the cool upper Marais (47 Rue Saintonge, 75003; 33-1-42-78-19-24). Her main line often uses nubby Italian weaves in rich shades of pewter and glossy black, cut with cowl necks and nipped waists, including a collection of always covetable coats; her "étoile" line is younger, often using gauzy Indian prints.
Open daily 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.