French brand Moynat has enjoyed a revival thanks to its recent acquisition by LVMH. Initially known for made-to-order trunks, the maison quickly expanded its offerings to include small leather goods, toiletries and handbags.
348 Rue St. Honoré, first arrondissement, tel. 33.1.47.03.83.90, www.moynat.com
Pierre Gonalon recently opened Ascète to showcase his furniture, lighting and home accessories. The boutique/gallery’s offerings include mirrored wall mountings and lacquered chairs.
2 Galerie Vivienne, second arrondissement, tel. 22.214.171.124.70.39, www.ascete.com
The recently unveiled Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design, serves as a multifunctional space dedicated to fashion-related exhibits, like the current Comme de Garçons retrospective. There are also pop-up shops, concept stores and cafés.
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 13th arrondissement, www.paris-docks-en-seine.fr
Palais de Tokyo
After a 10-month renovation, the Palais de Tokyo reopened to unveil a massive new art space, three times bigger than its predecessor. The Paris Triennial for contemporary art is on view here until August 26.
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 16th arrondissement, www.palaisdetokyo.com
Named after Dior’s Lucky perfume, the elegant and modern Diorissimo daytime handbag has been spotted on everyone from Jessica Alba to Olivia Palermo.
30 Avenue Montaigne, eighth arrondissement, tel. 126.96.36.199.54.44, www.dior.com
While other designers looked to the ‘50s for their summer collections, Nicolas Ghesquière adapted Balenciaga’s haute constructions to the street. The result? Oversized jackets with micro shorts in brilliant metallic colors.
10 Avenue George V, eighth arrondissement, tel. 188.8.131.52.21.11, www.balenciaga.com