Conveniently bisected by the Seine, the Parisian fashion scene is built from two main schools—the old, traditional fashion houses of Rive Gauche, and the young bourgeois bohemian style seen in the streets of Rive Droite.
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Just as the classic, posh Parisian look was born on the Left Bank, it only makes sense that the side of tradition would be considered the birthplace of the Paris (Lutèce, for those of you who are curious). Here you'll find some of the top luxury brands—Yves Saint-Laurent Rive Gauche, most famous structures—the Eiffel Tour, and best universities—the Sorbonne.
Stretched between the Marais and Montmartre you'll find the SoHo of Paris. Home to the hipper side of the city, some of the top concept stores—like Colette—are located in these arrondissements. Around the quays and parks of the Right Bank, you'll find bourgeois bohemians, or bobo, sitting around picnicking and philosophizing.
Although the term bobo is often defined as a fashion style originating from the mid-2000s, it's actually a hybrid culture that can trace his origins back to events such as the worker and student revolutions of May '68. The Parisian Bobo lives in a sociostyle world where fashion forward meets eco-friendly, and wealth meets social responsibility.
Start your Sunday off by shopping the latest of the latest from the best brands at Colette. Then off to Café Kitsuné for a coffee while you go over your shopping haul. Meander through the Place des Vosges before heading over to the famous Jewish neighborhood to pick up some falafel for lunch. Finish off your perfect bobo Sunday afternoon with a dance and some rosé at Rosa Bonheur.
Here's where to find these hidden little gems:
Colette - 213 Rue Saint Honoré, Paris 1e I Café Kitsuné - 51 Galerie de Montpensier, Paris 1e I L'As du fallafel - Rue des Rosiers, Paris 4e I Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Rosa Bonheur - 2 Avenue de la Cascade, Paris 19e