Fashion Fun in Paris and London on a Budget
Fashion Fun in Paris & London! There are a lot of tourist activities you can do in Paris and London, but what about the fashion-related ones? Fortunately there are many of them to choose from, so pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the fashion capitals of the world! The things that you can do and see will be some that you never forget, and will make you appreciate fashion and designers in a whole new way. Make sure you leave room in your bags for shopping, because even if you’re on a budget there are a lot of great things you can pick up.
1. Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the Barbican
You don’t want to miss The Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition in London. It has mannequins that speak to visitors, but that also smile and sing! They are all dressed in beautiful creations of Jean Paul Gaultier that any fashion lover could swoon over. In addition to being able to see the clothing up-close, you can also see video footage, real sketches and photographs of JPG creating his beautiful pieces. There’s a shop you can visit once you’re done; and many of the items for sale will be more desirable once you’ve seen the actual exhibit. Prices for admission range from 12 to 24 dollars.
2. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V & A in London
“This major exhibition is a glamorous, comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organizations that have contributed to its reputation for quality and style…”
3. Palais Galliera
Located in Paris, the Palais Galliera is the ultimate museum for fashion lovers. It’s located in a gorgeous 19th-century home and houses different clothing exhibitions all throughout the year. When you go here, you will see some of the most influential fashion pieces in history. There are over 100,000 different designer accessories and dresses that you can view, so this is easily somewhere that you could spend the day. It’s a little over $10 to get in, so it’s an affordable activity for everyone on your trip.
4. French Fashion, Fragrance and Fun Tour
You want to see it all, but you also want to wear it all! While you might not be able to afford those expensive French designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up some beautiful pieces. When on the French Fashion, Fragrance and Fun Tour you’ll have a Parisian fashionista guiding you through the heart of Paris. She’ll take you to shops with beautiful clothes, and help you pick of the perfect pieces that show your Parisian style! She will even tell you how to wear the pieces, and what outfits to put together. The duration of this tour is 3 hours, and it is held throughout the year.
5. Clothes Shopping
Spending the day shopping can be a lot of fun, so go out on your own and have a great time! While there are a lot of stores you can choose from, these shops are some of the best. In Paris you should visit some of the most popular department store, including: Le Bon Marche, Colette and Le Printemps. There are also a lot of great boutiques, including: Corpus Christi, Serge Lutens, Les Fleurs and Le 66.
All of these things are the best of the best to see and do in Paris and London, even while on a budget. Bring your camera and you won’t forget all of the beautiful pieces and unique history that you saw. Also, make sure you purchase some cheap travel insurance, because this can give you peace of mind on your trip. While seeing different sights is always important, so is making sure you protect your finances.
Ana is a fashion and beauty blogger, she loves writing about anything related to fashion trends and is always on the lookout for something new. She loves shoes and statement jewelry. In her spare time she loves reading magazines and preparing dinners for her friends and family.