This flagship boutique on Rue Cambon was founded in 1915 by Coco Chanel, whose brand quickly became one of the most famous haute couture labels in the world. Situated beneath Coco’s former apartment (not open to the public), the two-level store sells clothing, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and perfume that embody the designer’s casual, classic elegance. The inventory may include Chanel’s traditional tweed suit, a little black dress á la Audrey Hepburn, a quilted handbag with the iconic double C logo, and a variety of store exclusives. Renowned designer Karl Lagerfeld took over the fashion house in 1983.
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