Stroll through Le Marais with renowned Paris-based fashion stylist CAMILLE BIDAULT-WADDINGTON, as she shares her haunts and HIDDEN GEMS in an exclusive guide curated for & OTHER STORIES …
Who doesn’t dream of a shopping trip to Paris? And even better, a shopping trip in Le Marais, the coolest arrondissement to be seen in. To coincide with the launch of & Other Stories‘ newest store opening in Le Marais, fashion stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington has created a shopping guide sharing all of her favourite haunts.
Showcasing her personal style and affinity for layering, Camille wears the AW18 collection in the lookbook images below. By mixing and matching pieces she creates multiple outfits from the capsule collection, showcasing how it’s possible to buy less and wear more – and making it appear effortless in the process. The enviable looks created will all be available to shop in store and online from this Thursday, September 6.
With a predominantly neutral colour palette of cream, khaki and camel, the complementary shades of this collection make layering easy, but if you’re still shy of piling it on, Camille has a little bit of advice when it comes to layering: “stick with the colours and textures that you like, but make it a little more adventurous. It enhances your confidence to push your own comfort zone just a bit.”
Below Camille opens her Paris address book with us and unveils her favourite spots in Le Marais, for when you want to get away from the crowds and find something unique.
Favourite vintage clothing stores:
Studio W, 21 Rue du Pont aux Choux
The style is very Parisian ‘80s and reminds me of old party pictures from the legendary nightclub Le Palace. Glam but easy, with Japanese brands mixed with Thierry Mugler. The owner William Moricet has curated a beautiful selection of accessories. I love his jewellery, bags and belts.
Nice Piece, 76 Rue Charlot
I really like their selection of leather, menswear and womenswear. The style is quite eccentric but wearable, a mix of the ‘70s and ‘80s, African dandy and a bit Amsterdam-chic. I always find something unexpected and intriguing there.
Quidam de Revel, 26 Rue de Poitou
This place has a fantastic selection of jewellery. Super chic and arty, diverse prices, different vibes but always very, very elegant and rare.
Favourite homeware store:
Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
I buy most of my furniture at flea markets, but I love Merci for its glassware and bed linens. I break a lot of glasses, so at least I know where to get some new cool ones that match the remaining ones. I also love the off-colours of their bed linens that look bleached by the sun.
Comptoir de l’image, 44 Rue de Sévigné
I’ve been going to Comptoir de l’image for years. The owner was an assistant to the iconic photographer Guy Bourdin in the ‘70s and ‘80s and has so many great photobooks. Heaps of fashion books, but also many magazines and catalogues from exhibitions. I always have a great time there and started collecting books partially because of all the fab stuff he has.
Etudes Studio, 14 Rue Debelleyme
Etudes Studio is a fashion label, but before that, they were art directors (still are) and publishers. In their shop, you can find their publications and also a lovely selection of vintage books. I love their collection of blue books with lots of different artists.
Instagram: @etudes _ studio
Librairie Yvon Lambert Gallery, 14 Rue des Filles du Calvaire & 108 rue vieille du temple
I like to go to this art bookshop to keep an eye on their latest contemporary art catalogues and books. I never leave empty handed.
Galeriepcp, 8 Rue Saint-Claude
The exhibitions in this gallery are always a bit unusual and different than the classic French scene, which I can find a bit dry. I like Peter Cibulsky’s fresh eye on art, free from the weight of the academic world.
Galerie Perrotin, 76 Rue de Turenne
I like Emmanuel Perrotin and the vast diversity of his artists. He has galleries all over the world, so I always discover new things when I visit, as opposed to things I already know.
Musée Picasso, 5 Rue de Thorigny
I love the building, and I love his art. When I look at a Picasso, I always feel a little shiver. I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s some form of genius that I want to inhale.
Galerie Art: Concept, 4 Passage Saint Avoye
I like their curation of exhibitions and their space. The shows are very varied and often quite conceptual, but the vibe is always friendly.
Favourite health and beauty destinations:
Les Bains du Marais, 33 Rue des Blancs Manteaux
I like to treat myself at Les Bains du Marais’ traditional Hammam. First I spend some time in the steam room, then I go for a traditional body scrub followed by a massage. It’s such a pleasant place, a bit crowded on weekends though, but I like the energy and the fun vibes of the women working there.
Yoga Concept, 123 Rue de Turenne
I do a lot of Pilates and love buying Yoga Concept’s leggings made from recycled plastic bottles by the US brand TEEKY. They have cool mats and other yoga items too.
Chez Omar, 47 Rue de Bretagne
Chez Omar is a traditional Moroccan brasserie with a warm-hearted atmosphere. I’ve been going there for more than 25 years, and it hasn’t changed. The clientele is a mix of tourists and art world people.
Instagram: CHEZ OMAR
Le Soma, 13 Rue de Saintonge
The most delicious Japanese food. I love the mix of traditional and haute cuisine Japanese. It can get very busy, so it’s best to call and reserve a table in advance.
Instagram: @soma _ paris3
Miznon, 22 Rue des Ecouffes
A very easy and breezy Israeli fast food place with delicious pitta sandwiches and welcoming ambience.
Candelaria 52 Rue de Saintonge
To access this semi-hidden candle-lit cocktail lounge, you have to cross a tiny taqueria and enter through an unmarked door. Be careful on your way out, because it is quite tricky to exit this place without walking in a zigzag.
Le Pavillon de la reine, 28 Place des Vosges
A charming hotel with a garden, tucked away in the beautiful Place des Vosges. I love to hang out there when my friends are staying in the hotel.
Instagram: @pavillon _ de _ la _ reine
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