Originally Posted by cacio
Lafayettes does have interesting brands. Niche brands are split between Lafayette and Printemps - but as forfreddie was saying, they're one next to each other, so you can check both.
And, as foreddie was also saying, there's no need to restrict perfume shopping at Lafayette. As you're walking in the town, you can quickly stop by some of the many stores - your family doesn't even have to follow you, they can continue taking pictures or the like while you duck into the store and reemerge with some goodies. Check the addresses on the Paris thread. For instance, Serge Lutens is in the Palais Royal, which is next to the Louvre, so you can make a detour while your family rests after the fatigue of visiting the museum. And rue Castiglione/Place Vendome has many stores as well, so you can visit Malle/Jovoy/JAR/Guerlain etc. while your family feeds on Angelina hot chocolate on rue Rivoli or sips a cocktail at the Ritz.
Export Serge Lutens is available widely in Paris, including some Sephora type of stores. But if you are in Paris, you want to get the exclusives.
I think it is going to be really awesome trip (10 days in France, Italy, and Switzerland), I always wish to visit France.- - - Updated - - -
I just convinced my family to go to Printemps instead.
They make been there before so they know Printemps is really better.
A few years ago, other family members had wonderful vacation in Europe including Paris, but they left me alone in the middle of our political uprising to take care of our house, so I am going to be angry if they do not let me go to wherever I want this time.