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Temptation x 5

Colette gets all the hype, but L’Eclaireur owners Martine and Armand Hadida have been bringing new names into Paris’s fashion universe for 25 years, and their five boutiques are still the cutting edge. There’s a store each for men (12, rue Mahler) and women (3, rue des Rosiers) in the Marais, with emphasis on experimental and cerebral créateurs (Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons). An outpost at 10, rue Hérold, in the 1st arrondissement is so discreet you have to know it’s there and includes the room of curiosities (pictured). The original shop at 26, avenue des Champs-Elysées, in the 8th arrondissement, features interesting men’s labels likes Marni, Dior Homme, and Dries van Noten. The lofty, light-filled newest store located at 8, rue Boissy d’Anglas, also in the 8th, has exclusives on women’s lines like Basso & Brooke, Ken Scott, Haute, the retro-chic Guaglianone, Gianni Barbato shoes, and Sissi Rossi bags; upstairs, the men’s area has Marni, Haute, Dior Homme, and Bruno Bordese. A bar and restaurant are slated to open in early June.

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