The famous French Maison, Christian Lacroix, has always been one of my favourite brands. As always, Lacroix manages to impose his “neo-Baroque” style – blending boldness and sophistication – recognizable at a glance…
And of course, the Christian Lacroix boutique in Paris is one of the most charming in the city.
It was in Saint-Sulpice square, in the heart of the chic and expensive neighborhood of Saint Germain des Près, that Sasha Walkhoff, the Creative Director of the brand, envisioned this boutique – completely out of the ordinary…
Sasha turned this old printing house into a luxury designer store that was named ‘Mix and Match’ – of styles, colours decoration and imagination. The boutique is a wonderland – and you quickly sense the creative vibes of Lacroix and all that he stands for.
Imagined as a cabinet of curiosities, here you find the emblematic creations of Lacroix, but also the creations developed by Sasha – furniture, home furnishings, home accessories and fashion stationery all share space harmoniously in a ‘living art gallery’.
This boutique is an invitation to our senses, and offers up an ambiance, where I always feel comfortable and in no hurry to leave. The personnel are also most welcoming and are always ready to tell you more about the charm and fascinating designs of Lacroix.
Between the light that penetrates through the old glass roof and unrefined walls – almost dark; between the curved furniture in velvet or satin brocade and shelves of glass and iron … The boutique is a true patchwork of colour, objects and typical Lacroix prints…
Luxury carpets, fabulous cushions, Portuguese Vista Alegre porcelain tableware, but also the wonderful accessories, such as silk scarves, bags and fancy jewellery are there to be admired like art – all with, in true Lacroix tradition, an immense attention to detail.
And, for men with fashion taste, there is a line of accessories and elegant ready-to-wear casual clothing in fine fabrics, typically “couture”.
Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful places of the city, for a moment of luxury shopping, fantasy dreaming!
- Christian Lacroix
- 2, Place Saint Sulprice – Paris
- Tel. 01 46 33 48 95