September 30, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

eclaireur-malher-interior.jpgWith fashion week in full swing in Paris, I thought some shopping suggestions would be order. L’Ecaireur, the ultimate French menswear shophas several outposts. Although the café/home décor store next to Buddha Bar should definitely tempt you for a snack or some post-Hermes/Lanvin contemplation, the men’s-only store in the Marais is where it’s at. Behind the smoked, automatic sliding doors in the back of the entry room lies a men’s mecca for all that is cool. Whether you’re hunting that new Balenciaga weekender, or anything Margiela or Demeulemeester, the slightly snooty (and very french) staff will make sure you walk out looking magnifique! Feeling lightheaded after? Head down the street to Breakfast and America for some quality burgers and shakes! - Andrew Mukamal

L'Eclaireur, 3 ter rue des Rosiers, 4e, Marais, Paris ; 12 rue Mahler, 4e, Marais, Paris