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The men’s wear pack has moved on to Paris, the last leg of the European market and — perhaps — a time for indulgence.

This story first appeared in the January 22, 2016 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

That could include hitting a gym, having a detox juice between shows, catching an exhibit, getting an emergency haircut or picking up a new bow tie.

Here Kris Van Assche, designer of Dior Homme; Alexandre Mattiussi, French designer behind the Ami label; André Saraiva, graffiti artist and co-owner of Hôtel Grand Amour and Hôtel Amour; Mathieu Pacaud, executive chef and owner of L’Ambroisie and Hexagone; Vincent Darré, interior designer; David Mallett, hairstylist; Francis Kurkdjian, perfumer, and Nicolas Ouchenir, calligrapher, share their favorite spots in Paris.


L’Acajou: “It’s a very nice, cool place with really good food from a hot young chef, Jean Imbert, who has more Instagram followers than I do.” — Kris Van Assche
35 Rue Jean de la Fontaine, 75016

Cibus: “Italian, romantic, delicious food.” — André Saraiva
5 Rue Molière, 75001

Caviar Kaspia: “I collaborated with Carine Roitfeld on porcelain matreshkas for Caviar Kaspia: I portrayed Carine with caviar dots. But most importantly, I love the baked potato topped with caviar there.” — Nicolas Ouchenir
17 Place de la Madeleine, 75008

Au Passage: “Tapas-style bistro serving French modern food in a hidden little alleyway near the trendy neighborhoods between Place de la République and Bastille. It’s so nice when a restaurant delivers more than they need to, more than you expect to receive.” — David Mallett
1 passage Saint-Sébastien, 75011


La Coquille: “The owner is a very good friend, plus you can find the wines that [accessories designer and Ouchenir’s boyfriend] Hugo Matha’s parents make in Aveyron on the menu.” — Nicolas Ouchenir
30 Rue Coquillière, 75001

Le Jaja: “It’s laid back. We drink beers on the terrace and all is good in the world. ” — Alexandre Mattiussi
3 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004

Raspoutine: “When it’s a bit more quiet, I go out with friends there; it doesn’t happen that often, maybe once a month.” — Mathieu Pacaud
58 Rue de Bassano, 75008


Charvet: “It’s one of the oldest boutiques on Place Vendôme. That’s where you get custom-made shirts too. Anne-Marie is the soul of Charvet.” — Vincent Darré
28 Place Vendôme, 75001

Husbands: “As good as Savile Row tailoring; they do last-minute alterations too.” — André Saraiva
8 Rue Manuel, 75009

Corthay: “There’s this great shoemaker Pierre Corthay. They are seeing a big development now. ” — Mathieu Pacaud
1 Rue Volney, 75002

Caravan: “They have a supersharp assortment, including shoes. Boys are very nice there. Hip-hop, streetwear, collector — it’s a perfect spot to buy sneakers. The place itself is really cute.” — Alexandre Mattiussi
5 Rue Pastourelle, 75003

Santoni: “I am featured in the spring 2016 campaign with Lily McMenamy [wearing the Santini Clean IC sneakers]. It was shot by Olivier Zahm….That makes me a Santoni’s ambassador.” — Vincent Darré

Odorantes: “They specialize in flowers that actually smell, which has become quite rare.” — Kris Van Assche
9 Rue Madame, 75006

Debeaulieu: “Pierre Banchereau is the florist of the moment. He is very charming and makes the most beautiful bunches in town. ” — Alexandre Mattiussi
30 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009

Muse: “He does the flowers in my hotels and they smell good.” — André Saraiva
4 rue Burq, 75018


Musée Victor Hugo: “I used to go there often when I was a student in art school. I recently saw some photos Thomas Lenthal posted on Instagram. It looks like it’s intact. He made me feel like going back.” — Vincent Darré
6 Place des Vosges, 75004

Galerie Max Hetzler: “They have a very sharp selection of artists. And Elie [Top] is going to present his jewelry line during Paris couture week there.” — Vincent Darré
57 Rue du Temple, 75004

Olympia: “We went there recently because we dressed the boys of [French pop rock duo] AaRON and [French singer] Christine and the Queens.” — Alexandre Mattiussi
28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009

Librairie Galignani: “They are very helpful and dedicated, highly knowledgeable and truly devoted to help you to find the right book.” — Francis Kurkdjian
224 Rue de Rivoli, 75001


Louis G.: “It’s an old-style salon – Helène Rochas was a client – they do men’s haircuts as well, and very well.” — Vincent Darré
4 Rue de Bourgogne, 75007

Les Mauvais Garçons Barber Shop: “I used to go to the Ritz; now I go to Les Mauvais Garçons downstairs at the Bon Marché. Once I am there, I cannot help shopping. ” — Nicolas Ouchenir
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007

Alain Maître Barbier Coiffeur: “It’s the oldest barber shop in town and near my office.” — Alexandre Mattiussi
8 Rue Saint-Claude, 75003

Pavillon de la Reine: “It’s a gym in a beautiful hotel on Place des Vosges. I put on weight during the holidays. With my coach Fred, I’ll be slim again.” — Mathieu Pacaud
28 Place des Vosges, 75003

Joelle Ciocco: “The most divine skin therapist.” — David Mallett
8, Place Madeleine, 75008

Ban Sabaï: “For their Thai massages.” — David Mallett
12 rue de Lesdiguières, 75004

Claus: “Claus [Estermann] is one of my best friends. I worked with him at Givenchy. He quit fashion to open a place that specializes in breakfasts. He opened a grocery store across the street where you can get juices to take away; everything is organic.” — Alexandre Mattiussi
14 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001


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