Barbara Bui is pretty much a newcomer to fashion, at least compared to some of the venerable brands on avenue Montaigne. Born in 1956 to a Vietnamese father and French mother, she opened her first boutique in Paris in 1983, and showed her first collection in 1987, barely 20 years ago.
Since then, much has changed. With a rock 'n' roll elegance that immediately found popularity, and within ten years the company was floated on the stock exchange. Barbara branched out with different brands aimed at different markets: Initials Barbara Bui (separates), Bui (refined, casual), the Barbara Bui Café (since closed), Barbara Bui perfum and stores in Russia, New York, Milan and avenue Montaigne (since 1999) plus one Parisian store with just accessories, a new concept at the time.
If you don't find what you need in the avenue Montaigne boutique, the flagship store can be found at 62 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, not far away.
The Paris International Sailing and Watersports Fair
Fair has always aimed to share the joy of being on the water with as wide an audience as possible. This annual event is one of the most significant in the nautical world: There will be no fewer than 1,200 exhibitors (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Windward Islands ) and 1,500 brands representing the international sailing scenario. The show is split into different areas which include boarding/skiing, power, speed and performance, sailing events, diving, rental offers, tourism, equipment sales, canoeing and kayaking, rowing, speedboats, services and a specialist bookshop.
Place de la Porte de Versailles
Metro: Porte de Versailles or Balard