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The Pont Alexandre III Bridge in Paris

Fashion & Shopping
for fashionistas

Fashion & Shopping

You walk through the door your personal shopper is holding open for you… and enter a magical realm.  The boutique director greets you by name and gives you a private tour of the premises, one of the top fashion houses in Paris. The clothes are  

lovely and original, skillfully cut from buttery silks and crisp linens. Even more important, you try on one of the creations your personal shopper has suggested– you look fabulous.

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Photo of our fashion expert guide

Always very glad to share my fashion expertise with AAV clients. Since my first collaboration with AAV, it has been a great pleasure working with them considering their perfect organisation and luxury services provided.

Patricia C. Fashion Expert

Experience Fashion
and Shopping

Fashion is our middle name.
AAV (Académie des Arts de Vivre), your high end travel agents, has developed close relationships to the fashion world and so can open doors to the most prestigious fashion houses in France, in Italy and in England.  Your VIP tours of your favorite designers await you.



Create your own jewels
Spend the morning with a master jeweler at one of Paris’s most prestigious jewelry companies, who will teach you how to create or customize your own jewelry:  earrings, ring, or watch.  After your class, you will have a private visit of the workshop and see the jeweler’s latest creations.


NOMA creator
Meet an up-and-coming designer in his studio in NOMA, the North Marais neighborhood where the edgiest fashion trends in Europe are being created.  The designer will show you their latest creations and discuss current and future fashion trends with you.  A rare opportunity.


Paris ?  London ?  or Milan ?
Choose your favorite fashion scene and AAV personal shoppers will create a unique, tailor-made shopping trip, opening doors to your favorite fashion houses.  Your personal shopper will also introduce you to the works of younger designers whose creations compliment your own personal style and set you in the avant-garde of fashion.


Learn dressmaking from the best
In Milan, a designer and stylist welcomes you to his workshop to design, cut and make your own dress.  A rare opportunity to get inside the head of a fashion expert and to learn what makes—or breaks—a fine article of clothing.


Fashion for men
For over 200 years, Saville Row in London has set the standard for men’s suits, creating perfectly tailored bespoke garments.  AAV will arrange a private meeting with one of the finest tailors in the world to learn the steps, and the tricks, for creating the perfect suit for you.

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Haute Couture Fashion in Paris
A VIP introduction to the exclusive world of Parisian high fashion.  Your expert fashion guide will take you on an unforgettable experience, a private tour of the legendary Parisian fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, and Hermes, among others.  You will also visit the prestigious Yves Saint Laurent Foundation’s private archives.
Visit our Paris page for more on luxury holidays to Paris.

High end clothes shop in Paris with clothes shoes and bags

Secrets of Paris fashion shopping
A once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience, expertly tailored to your tastes and needs.
Your personal shopper will open the doors to your favorite designers’ boutiques where you will be greeted by the boutique director and given a personal behind-the-scenes tour. Your personal shopper will help you define your personal style and determine your shopping needs.

A lady dressed in style standing in front of Eiffel Tower

High Fashion Jewelry
Your expert guide will open the doors to the most coveted names in the business:  Mellerio dits Meller on the Rue de la Paix, Bulgari, Chanel Joaillerie, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Atelier Costanza.  During visits of their private collections and workshops, you will learn how they fashion precious stones into works of art.

Jewelry presented around a lady's neck and ears

Notting Hill trendy
A fashion force since its Bohemian era in the 1980s, Notting Hill is home to both up-and-coming and established designers, such as Paul Smith, Diane von Furstenberg, Sézane, among others.  Your AAV personal shopper and stylist has insider access to the best designers here and will create a tailor-made tour just for you.

Channel store in Nottinghill in London
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Fashion and Shopping
sample itineraries

Fashion and Shopping experience in Paris and London – 8 days

  • Accommodation for 8 days in luxury hotels in Paris and London
  • Private driver in luxury vehicle throughout your stay
  • 1st Class train tickets
  • 4 full-days and 3 half-days of Fashion and shopping experiences in Paris and London with a specialised private fashion guide or shopper (according to your tastes and interests)
  • 1 full-day and 3 half-days at leisure
  • Our AAV Concierge will be available to help you organize your free time with private tours, restaurant reservations, spa treatments, and whatever else you wish to ensure you have a memorable time

Fashion and Shopping experience in Paris – 5 days

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in a luxury hotel in Paris
  • Private driver in luxury vehicle throughout your stay
  • 3 full-days and 1 half-day of Fashion and shopping experiences in Paris with a specialised private fashion guide or shopper (according to your tastes and interests)
  • 1 full-day at leisure
  • Our AAV Concierge will be available to help you organize your free time with private tours, restaurant reservations, spa treatments, and whatever else you wish to ensure you have a memorable time

Discover the richness of
Fashion and Shopping with AAV

The setting of Coco before Chanel, Audrey Hepburn’s triumph in Funny Face and Carrie Bradshaw’s final season of Sex and the City—Paris ranks as one of the world’s foremost destinations for shopping.
Here, fashion and style go hand in hand.
Explore Paris’s colossal department stores and discover the luxury fashion houses on the avenue Montaigne and the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.  From there, your personal shopper will show you the trendy boutiques of the Marais and Latin Quarter. 


Your personal shopper or stylist will help you to identify your fashion needs and share with you some of Paris’ fashion sources and best kept secrets, including vintage couture.  As accessories make or break the outfit, you can also visit the world’s most prestigious luxury jewelers and hunt for vintage jewelry at the Marché aux Puces.
And don’t forget.  London and Milan, two other top shopping destinations, are just a short ride away.  AAV can design your dream shopping spree in any of these fashion capitals.

your trip

If you wish to schedule a time to speak about the trip you have in mind, please click on the “Tailor my trip” button and fill in our form. We will get back to you very shortly after reception of your request.

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