Renowned for his knack for reviving heritage French fashion houses, India-born, Paris-based Ramesh Nair cut his couture teeth working for industry icons.
Marché aux Puces Porte de Vanves
Flea market4 Av. Georges Lafenestre, 75014 Paris, France
"I love shopping. I keep strange places in my list to visit. One of my favorite spots for shopping, where I go every weekend, is the flea market. Every Saturday and Sunday you have the bestmarchés aux puces, which are the vintage markets of Paris. All around me is stuff that I pick up from vintage markets."
Apartment building14 Rue Jean de la Fontaine, 75016 Paris, France
"There’s this little neighborhood in the 16th and this building which was built by Hector Guimard, called Castel Béranger. It’s one of the most amazing buildings of Art Nouveau architecture."
Korean restaurant245 bis Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France
"Here’s Seoul Mama, which is a Korean place in the fifth. It’s really cool, fantastic stuff."
L’Ecume des Pages
Book shop174 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
"I love bookshops, apart from what I find at the flea markets. There’s L’Ecume des Pages and one of the reasons I like it is because it’s open late at night."
The Broken Arm
Clothing store12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris, France
"For fashion, The Broken Arm in the Marais. A very cool place to check out high-end fashion."
Op shop158 Bd Diderot, 75012 Paris, France
"Emmaüs is an association. If you have stuff that you want to give away, you can call them and they’ll come and collect it. But there are certain Emmaüs where you can find the most amazing stuff. Everything from books to vinyls to music to art to vintage clothes, Emmaüs is the place."