Hip, Hip, Paree!
posted by The Gypsetters Net in Style
When I still used to live in Paris, Aaron and would often go out on his off days to grab a bite to eat for lunch in some gritty hole-in-the-wall with delicious food or in some up and coming neo-bistrot. We would then walk around his Montorgueil – Marais stomping grounds and he would bring me to these edgy stores that were full of clothes that seems too cool for school or for me for that matter! I’ll never forget buying on a whim after one of these lunches a gun metal motorcycle jacket from April 77 – it seemed so decadent but I had fallen in love. It remains today one of my favorite wardrobe pieces which I famously wore over a ball gown in New York to rave reviews from passers-by. I have always appreciated Aaron’s intuition and how on point he is with certain articles of clothing even before they become a trend. Here’s a list that he drew up of his favorite boutiques in his hood.
Love and Light and Rock and Roll, Stephanie
From vintage motorcycle jackets to the perfect disheveled Tee and limited edition sneaks, Chef Aaron Isip gives us his favorite trendy menswear and mixed brand boutiques in Paris.
Rue Tiquetonne for Casual Street Wear:
22 Rue Tiquetonne,
“Perfect place to go for ‘everyday ‘street wear. They carry brands like Sixpack tees, Carhartt, Farah Vintage, Cheap Monday, Vans, Pennfield, etc.”
64 Rue Tiquetonne
“This place is huge with a separate area for vintage, used clothes/thrift shop. They also sell the latest sneakers and some other pretty cool affordable stuff.”
19 Rue Tiquetonne
“A concept store meant specifically for men with artsy Tees, printed hoodies, funky sneaks and the like.”
4 Rue Tiquetonne
“This store is full of cool watches and accessories.”
Rue Vieille de Temple:
112 Rue Vieille du Temple
“For classic, clean-cut Parisian design clothes.”
128 Rue Vieille du Temple
“A concept store that handles brands like Acne, BWGH, Woolrich, Band of Outsiders, Kitsuné, Ami, Opening Ceremony, etc.”
50 Rue Vieille du Temple
“Classic pieces with that typical French touch of nonchalance.”
44 Rue Etienne Marcel
“Rock-Chic inspired clothing perfect for weekend evening wear. Their Suits are Savile Row Standards- a street in London known for bespoke suits, as they are tied up with the british brand Norton & Sons. They now have The Kooples Sport for more casual wear.”
33 rue Quincampoix
“Parisians love their baskets, this sports store has a great selection.”
213 Rue Saint Honoré
“A visit to Paris is not complete without checking out this Place. This might very well be the most famous concept store in town that sells all things cool, limited edition, and uber expensive. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s still cool to check out the stuff they have.”
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We are two friends who were former magazine editors. Having moved onto other things, we both realized that the creative flow the publishing world used to offer us was missing from our lives. Armed with a common love of travel to the exotic and familiar, a penchant for the bohemian, an obsession with food and a lust for writing, we decided to collaborate our unique and fashionable journeys through life together in one passion project.
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