As not only the Chinese brand’s first store in Paris but, in fact, its first venture in Europe, the design of the Shang Xia boutique was always going to wow. But we’re willing to bet that no one would have bet the finished result would be a stunning all-white tiled interior created using over six thousand thin ceramic panels. Designed by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, the architects responsible for Shang Xia boutiques in Beijing and Shanghai, the tiles softly gleam, helping to create the impression that shoppers are floating around in a glowing white cloud.
It’s certainly a relaxing space in which to take in the furniture, fashion and homeware on offer. There’s even a dedicated nook in which to try on the brand’s stylish jewellery line. Whether you’re looking for a gift or fancy an indulgent afternoon of shopping for yourself, this is a stylish spot to while away the hours.