Sonia Rykiel

Fashion & Accessories in St-Germain & Les Invalides

In the heady days of May 1968 amid Paris’ student uprisings, Sonia Rykiel opened her inaugural Left Bank boutique here, and went on to revolutionise garments with inverted seams, ‘no hems’ and ‘no lining’. Her diffusion labels (including children’s wear) are housed in separate boutiques nearby, with seven in total around Paris. Her store design is always sensational.