Clothes in Paris

The City of Lights is undoubtedly hailed by all as one of the major fashion capitals of the world. In fact one could say that Paris is the mecca of fashion, and rightly so, as many leading designers of not only clothes, but also perfumes and accessories, began right here.

Paris is the hometown of French “grand couturiers” of the likes of Cardin, Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and as a focal point in the world of fashion, it has also drawn other top international designers to set up shop there, such as Japanese Kenzo, Italian Armani and Versace. Even so, to dress oneself completely in these labels, a very deep wallet is required.

Although the French pay attention in general to what they are wearing you won't find them all strutting around in designer fashion labels. There are no strict dress codes in this city and just like anywhere else in the world, in Paris the appropriate way of dressing usually depends on one's job and the weather. That is why it may be a good idea to take some light and mid-season clothes for the summer and warm clothes for winter. Taking along a raincoat is also recommended, regardless of the time of year.