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5 Parisian Cafes That Might As Well Have A Dress Code

A latte and a LBD, please.

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The coffee scene and cafe culture of Paris has changed a lot over the last few years. While the latter makes it easier to get a decent flat white in a cozy atmosphere, being in Paris does make some places more intimidating than the others. 

Not that we wear our actual pajamas out to grab a latte (unless they're Prada), but these five Parisian cafes make us think twice about our outfits before entering. 

Anticafe


The latest branch of the famous co-working cafe that has become a home-from-home for certain freelancers is in the thriving République neighborhood. With filter coffee as strong as its wifi connection, customers here resemble trendy Williamsburg hipsters, urging us to get out our thick-rimmed glasses while we work on our latest screenplay in the corner. 
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Urban Outfitters Vintage Teacher Readers - $18
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Topshop Rainbow Space Dye Jumper - $68
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Eloquii Button Detail A-Line Skirt - $80
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Mango Straight Crop Mixed Jeans - $80
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The Broken Arm


No, the beverages here won't cost you an actual arm and a leg – but the curated clothing selections next door might. This concept store and cafe welcomes fashionable regulars with edge. Imagine a crowd in Raf Simons, Vetements and Gosha Rubchinskiy at a gallery opening. Get ready to face the them in style. 
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Elvi Foil Overlay Dress - $60
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Few Moda Tie Sleeves White Top - $70
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Pixie Market Black Smocked Ruffle Mini Skirt - $118
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Grey Matters Nappa Shoes with Egg Heel - $525
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The Water Bar


Another of the city's concept stores, Colette, has become one of city's most stylish attractions with its eclectic selections of fashion and lifestyle brands. Be sure to take a break at the Water Bar in the basement – the industry insiders who frequent it are sure to encourage you to go pick something from the clothing department, stat. 
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& Other Stories Off Shoulder Blouse - $65
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Caron Callahan Faded Indigo Dover Pant - $339
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Forever 21Plus Size Floral Bomber Jacket $33
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J.W. Anderson Gold-Plated Necklace - $495
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Caffe Stern


Talk about next-level extravagance: from the location to the interior, this Phillipe Starck-designed Italian café inside the Passage des Panoramas gallery is a beautiful setting for stylish people who dine in full faux fur and jewels that rival the bling of the decor.
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Topshop Silk knot Front Vest by Boutique $95
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&Other Stories Lace & Sequin Slip Top - $65
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Forever 21 Plus Size Satin Kimono - $30
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Gucci Embellished Grosgrain-Trimmed Bouclé-Tweed Jacket - $2,980
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Cafe de Flore


While we had assumed that Jane Birkin-wannabes would be the ones to set the dress code for this Paris institution, it turns out that Cafe de Flore is still popular among locals and intellectuals, who have been meeting at this iconic address to read and debate with one another for centuries. To blend in, you're going to have to go full-on, quintessential French girl. 
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& Other Stories Creased Wool Blend Culottes - $95
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H&M+ Trench Coat - $70
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Sister Jane Radlands Oyster Blouse - $70
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The Frankie Shop Luggage Brown Shoulder Bag - $125
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