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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: 126 Comments

  1. Florence Frederick

    The fashion capital of the world is Paris, right? Look at those clothes, they are very attractive. I can imagine myself shopping in that place, but I should work hard first. Lol

  2. Helen Boone

    While I am reading this, and seeing the picture of the Big Ben, I can’t imagine London without this huge clock.

    • Francis Vest

      I agree! It’s not London without it.

  3. Edna Badillo

    I wonder how much this trip cost you? Damn, it’s Paris and London! \everything in that place is expensive.

  4. Kathryn Diego

    I love this article! It’s all about how good the Paris is. After the terrible incident las time, Paris is standing up again.

  5. My girl will freak out if she sees this. Hi, Hon! I know you’re going to ask me about our trip to Paris, and let’s talk about it.

  6. Kathleen Mcalister

    London is Paris is a total perfect combination of vacation! How’s your vacation aside from going to shops?

  7. Brett Lee

    There’s an attack in London just this week. Let us pray for their safety. London is a good place to visit, but if it is not safe, the tourist might not want to go there.

  8. Louise Rose

    When I was in London, I only sleep. I was very tired of work, and business meetings. Shopping on that day is not on my schedule.

  9. Emily Okeefe

    Have you heard the massive acid attack in London shopping center? That was scary! But that won’t stop me.

  10. Felicia Abbate

    When I become rich, I will shop at Paris! I will buy that signature brands!

    • Stephen Tan

      Then you must work for it. For you to become rich, you must work hard.

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