For nearly 30 years, L’Eclaireur boutiques have innovatively displayed high-end fashion finds. Now the family-owned company’s fifth—but far from chainlike—boutique is doing double duty not just as a source for women’s clothing, accessories, and objets, but also as a chic watering hole. Enter from the street and check out all the latest arrivals in the gallery-like space with multiple vignettes: a bejeweled shoe and evening bag strewn on a thoroughly modern slipper chair; a taxidermied peacock strutting among feminine dresses from Italian label 6267; and handbags displayed like artwork on lacquered shelves. Then move on to the cucumber martini, vanilla mojito, and berrytini “mixologie” in the bar and lounge next door, which was inspired by the famous Dulciora patisserie and decorated in vintage and specially commissioned Fornasetti drawings.
Insider Tip: Drinks taste better when sipped in the Salon Erotique, the corner where tables 17 and 18 are surrounded by Fornasetti’s provocative sketches.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.