Despite the Italian ring to its name, Escada is actually German (founded in Munich in 1978) and specialises in upmarket women's clothes. The company was initially noticed for its unusual combinations of colours and patterns, exclusive embroidery and elaborately designed knitted fashions.
Now present in over 60 countries, the firm famously ran into problems recently with their use of fur, and has apparently yet to stop.
And yet Hillary Swank, Elettra Rossellini, Diane Kruger and Demi Moore are all fans. Perhaps they're not all bad after all?
Their flagship store on avenue Montaigne would be the place to go see. You'll find their standard collection and sportswear line there, as well as accessories and fragrances.
Alain Bernardin founded the Crazy Horse Saloon in 1951, drawing creative inspiration from American striptease.
An institution for night owls, the Crazy Horse Saloon is know for its teasing but tasteful topless dancers, and has been carefully renovating its image over the last few years, with guest spots by stars such as Carmen Electra, Dita Von Teese and Pamela Anderson.
A succession of sassy and glamorous images, Desires combines chic and sensual. Zula Zazou, Jade Or, Psykko Tico or Nooka Karamel will take you into an universe where aesthetics is sometimes combined with humour without ever abandoning the codes of the house.
Crazy Horse Saloon
12 avenue George V 75008 Paris
Metro: George V