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The Fashionista’s Guide to Paris and London

Where to go shopping in Europe’s fashionista mecca’s.

The Fashionista’s Guide to Paris and London

Buckingham Palace

On my last day in London I thought I would visit a couple of the more touristy sights, starting with Buckingham Palace. From the outside it is as majestic as you can imagine and inside – the palace is almost always open for tours during the summer months – the state rooms recreate exciting bits of royal life. The Queen’s and other royal family member’s dresses (Kate!) and personal jewelry are on display. There’s also a perfectly laid out banquet table on display where you can imagine the royals dining in their high fashion (or maybe Topshop?).

The Fashionista’s Guide to Paris and London

The Royals at Madame Tussaud

In contrast to the regal Buckingham Palace, but still keeping with the royal theme, is the fun and touristy Madame Tussauds Museum. The life-like wax sculptures are kitschy but fascinating. During my visit there was a royal retrospective featuring Princess Diana in some of her most iconic gowns. You can always find a wax figure of the Queen and now Kate and William as well, for a Facebook-worthy photo-op and some up-close fashion inspiration –  fashion is truly everywhere in London.

Just as in Paris, fashion was a way of life and I had lived it, at least for a little while.

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

Reader Discussion: 71 Comments

  1. Jewel Byars

    I heard a lot of good thing about the Covent Garden. My sister-in-law went there, and she brought me a top from Burberry.

  2. Deborah Maynard

    20,000 square feet?!!! That’s a huge store!!!!!! Louis Vuitton is a pretty good signature brand, especially that they are collaborating with a different brand as well. Supreme x Luis Vuitton is quite expensive tho.

  3. Ben Fulton

    Thanks for giving me tips where to bring my wife. We’re going to Paris on our anniversary, and that will be in two weeks. She loves shopping, and she will love this place. I can’t wait to bring her here!

    • Rosalie Wade

      Lucky wife. My husband can’t even bring me in another state of America. Lol

  4. Alicia Worrell

    Laudrée is pretty expensive!!! When I was in Paris, I ate there. I was shocked about my bill because it cost me a lot. I did not expect my bill will be like that.

  5. Patrick Fortune

    It means macaroon is from Paris? It’s my favorite food, but I have no idea where it’s from. I thought it’s an American food. Hehe

  6. Joyce Shealy

    I’m wondering how rich are you, Hilary. Damn, you are very rich I think. Going to different places, and shopping at the fashion capital of the world? You are rich as gold!

    • Mary Washburn

      I thought I’m the only one getting curious about how rich she is.

  7. Earline Wilham

    I envy you, Hilary. You are a lucky woman. I can’t even afford to buy plane tickets going to Paris, how much more the dresses there.

  8. Chelsea Handley

    WOW! This made me want to visit Paris now. I wonder how am I going to feel when I am shopping at these stalls.

  9. Betty Whitmer

    Galeries Lafayette is my favorite shopping place in Paris. I’ve been to it many times. It’s a good place to visit if you are looking for a good deal of items.

  10. Karen Hyde

    Paris!!!!!! I always dream about going to shopping and staying in Paris. If you’re a shopaholic like me, paradise means Paris.

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