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What to see, do and eat in Paris during fashion week.

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Merci’s Liberty collection.

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What to see, do and eat during Paris Fashion Week.


TAKING LIBERTY: Hip Parisian concept store Merci will host a cocktail party on Thursday to introduce its home and clothing collection designed with London’s Liberty department store. The line, featuring the boutique’s signature retro-inspired floral prints, will be available for three weeks at Merci and Liberty. Prices for the colorful, flirty and fun collection range from 35 euros, or $48 at current exchange, for a bracelet to 2,750 euros, or $3,752, for a floral couch.

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003
Tel.: +33-1-42-77-00-33

— Ruby Ward

PIERONI BOWS: Italian designer Patrizia Pieroni will fete the opening of her first shop in Paris this Thursday. There, from 3 to 9 p.m., she is to present her upscale ready-to-wear line for spring.

Patrizia Pieroni
24 Rue de Poitou, 75003

— Philippa Brangam

REPETTO REDUX: Wishing for access to Repetto’s exclusive shoes without having to elbow through crowds of ballerinas? Maison Clarté has installed an exclusive Repetto showroom in its Marais boutique offering just that. The elegant space, designed by Philippe Virly, boasts select Repetto models for men and for women, including limited editions like the zip-front ballerina and the studded Jackson Jazz shoe. All of the store’s antique furniture and mirrors are also for sale.

Maison Clarté
8 Rue Charlot, 75003
Tel.: +33-1-42-72-49-70

— P.B.

PARIS BLITZ: What’s the link between tequila, drag queens and yodeling? All three can be found at the Blitz Bar, a temporary nightspot nestled in the former digs of Black Calavados (BC). Order a bottle of Blitz tequila and settle into one of the comfy black leather sofas or knock back a margarita at the bar to a soundtrack ranging from Grace Jones to Eighties German pop. On Thursday nights, waiters are dressed in lederhosen and joined by cross-dressing hostess Mademoiselle Blitz.

Blitz Bar
40 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75008
Tel.: +33-1-47-20-77-77

— Joelle Diderich

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