Louis Vuitton, Paris
Tel: 33 1 53 57 52 00
Metro: Georges V
Concierge.com's insider take:
Louis Vuitton's luxurious Champs-Élysées flagship is not just a place to purchase the brand's covetable clothes, bags, and jewelry—it's an ode to fashion and art. Permanent installations inside the store include a James Turrell video that floats at the entrance, and the Espace Culturel, a gallery that houses imaginative contemporary art and travel-related exhibitions, has become a regular stop on the tourist circuit. Olafur Eliasson's sensory-deprivation elevator (a black box that cuts out all external stimuli) whisks visitors to the sixth floor to tour the thrice-yearly shows and enjoy views of the city. Access to the Espace Culturel is easiest from the Rue Bassano; entry is free but numbers are limited, so beware of queues.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm.