Last winter, I was strolling through the Place des Vosges, when I came upon a seemingly endless line of women snaking around the walkway. I wondered what could possibly inspire these women to wait patiently in the cold. Was Johnny Depp offering free massages inside? As it turns out, a designer had opened her showroom to the public, and these fashionable females were simply waiting to get their hands on the fine frockery inside.

In a city known for its fashion sense, designer showrooms have become the new temples for shoppers, offering a more exclusive alternative to the well-groomed Parisienne. A cross between a designer’s workshop and a boutique, these showrooms give the shopping public access to the latest lines, where they can make purchases and maybe even meet the designer. Here are just a few designers who’ve opened their showrooms to the public:


Swedish jewelry designer Viveka Bergström is at the center of haute couture, and opens her showroom on the canal Saint-Martin from Monday to Saturday and by appointment to present her new collections. (23 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles, Paris 10th, Tel +33 (0)1 40 03 04 92; Monday to Saturday, 11am-7pm)

Médecine douce welcomes fans of trendy accessories to its bohemian-chic workshop on rue de Marseille. (10 rue de Marseille, Paris 10th, Tel +33 (0)1 48 03 57 17; Monday to Saturday, 11am-7pm)

Erotokritos offers clients the possibility to customize their clothes in a workshop on boulevard Beaumarchais. (109 bd Beaumarchais, Paris 3rd, Tel +33 (0)1 42 78 14 04)

For retro fans, Anoushka Vintage, the undisputed source for vintage style in Parisian fashion, advises clients in her apartment-showroom. (6 passage du Coq, Paris 9th, Tel +33 (0)1 48 74 37 00; By appointment only)

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For home design fans, the showroom of the Kidimo brand is where you’ll find vintage and personalized decor. (5 passage du Grand-Cerf, 1st floor, Paris 2nd; By appointment only)

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  1. Cremerie de Paris is a new showroom in central Paris right in between the Pompidou Center and the Louvre. The location is 15 rue des Halles 75001 Paris. Very easy access via Metro Chatelet les Halles.

  2. How wonderful that would be- to not only try on and potentially purchase designer goods, but meet the creative behind it. I would certainly wait out in the cold for such an opportunity.

  3. Thank you for your comments! Unfortunately I’m not familiar with other showrooms in Europe/Australia. If you hear of any, let us know though!

  4. I think it’s a fabulous way to shop. It’s so personal!

    Do you know of any other showrooms in Europe/Australia?

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