Le Marais has always been a favorite part of Paris for us. And we are certainly not alone with this opinion. Small streets are winding through this historic part of town. Here is where the aristocracy lived for centuries, something that is still very evident when you discover all the beautiful town palaces and their gardens.
When the nobles eventually moved on, the Marais became one of the centers of Jewish life in Paris. To this day, the Rue des Rosiers is lively proof for that. Another one of the main characteristics of the area: the fashion.
Other than around Rue Saint-Honoré, the brands that have their home here tend to be younger, edgier, and also more affordable. This is a meeting point for the Jeunesse Dorée, the ‘golden youth’. Rich kids, affluent creatives, but also those that aspire to be part of that scene.
One fashion crowd favorite is The Broken Arm, a concept store with a cutting-edge sensibility. Their selection of brands showcases the very best fashion of the moment; currently they stock an eclectic mix of Gosha Rubchinskiy, Jaquemus, Raf Simons, Céline and Asics, among some exciting newcomers.
They also offer accessories like bags, shoes, and sunglasses for both women and men, as well as a small selection of books that are displayed downstairs.
The cafe in the front of the shop is one of the most beautiful hangouts in the area and it is almost always very crowded. If you can grab a seat, do it – their coffee and cake are fantastic!
The Broken Arm // 12 Rue Perrée // Tue-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm // website// Instagram