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FXT x Paris


Small, flexible, curated tours with a focus on fashion, design, craftsmanship and industry

 

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FXT x Paris


Small, flexible, curated tours with a focus on fashion, design, craftsmanship and industry

 

Specialty Guided Tours to the city of light


Paris is the world's fashion capital providing us with so many ways to explore fashion and design in this incredible city. Our mission is to provide special travel opportunities featuring the best of fashion and deign all determined by the interests and preferences of our guests. Each guided, week long, group tour is small at around 10 people which gives us the flexibility to ensure you get to experience the very best of Paris. 

We work with universities, schools and educators to create specialty class experiences and programming for students with tours to accommodate as many as 20 people. Private groups are also welcome to access our expertise to create a specialty week long guided tour with a minimum of 6 people. All of our tours are walking tours unless otherwise specified. Alternate transportation can sometimes be arranged. Below are some areas of interest to explore.

  • Costume and Fashion Design

  • Fibre and Textiles Artisans

  • Specialty Shopping 

  • Photography 

  • Interior and Set Design

  • Art and Architecture

 

 

Click here to contact for a sample itinerary or to book your guided tour.


In addition to our week long fully guided tours we also offer opportunities for guided day trips. Join your host Leah Van Loon for a guided walking tour featuring, fashion history, museums, shopping, architecture, gourmet food, photography...the list goes on! Just let us know what types of activities you are interested in and we will create a specialty itinerary just for you. Let Leah show you your dream day in Paris including lunch and and transportation! 

Click here to contact for a sample itinerary or to book your guided day trip.

We also love curating special semi guided day trips for our clients based on their interests. Like vintage fashion? Let us make you a day of vintage shopping for any budget. The world's largest flea market is waiting for you with miles of shops to explore, let us guide you to some of our favourite stops. Take a stroll through a royal park or a covered passage and discover special stops to visit galleries or museums. Every semi guided tour includes a detailed map with lunch suggestions to suit your needs and cafés where you can sit on a terrace watching the city go by. 

Click here to contact for a sample itinerary or to book your semi guided day trip. 

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Your Host


Leah Van Loon has over 20 years experience in the business of fashion

Your Host


Leah Van Loon has over 20 years experience in the business of fashion

Leah Van Loon is an international fashion stylist and costume designer with over 20 years experience in her craft. She has worked in every facet of the fashion industry including costume design for film and theatre, print styling for magazines and advertising, visual styling and prop building, as well as fashion shows and image consulting. She is currently focused on fashion and commercial styling and her new passion, mentorship. Her commercial clients include brands like Holt Renfrew,  Joe Fresh, and The Gap as well as commercials, catalogues, and print ads for companies like Sony, Crest, Disney, and Mark's. Leah is a well respected fashion expert and is often interviewed on television and in magazines. She is a fashion writer for a variety of magazines and often directs her own fashion editorials, creating her own story content. She worked in 2015 as a social media photographer backstage for world famous make up artist Pat McGrath at major fashion shows such as Prada, Gucci, Maison Margiela, and Miu Miu. She has worked around the world including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Paris and loves modern art, independent music, and fashion bien sûr!


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Tour with an expert


Guided tours are curated for you using Leah's many years professional experience and industry expertise. 

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Curated Tours


From fashion history to specialty studio visits, this tour is made for you. 

Curated Tours


From fashion history to specialty studio visits, this tour is made for you. 

Let us guide you

Explore your fashion interests on a specialized tour focused on the industry. Our itineraries are the perfect balance of museums, history, culture, and special small group experiences. Our tours are developed with your group to connect you with industry professionals, local artisans and designers. Check out our requests page to see what we mean.

 

What they're saying about us

"I have never put anything on as high of a pedestal in my life as I have Paris. This trip exceeded all of my expectations. As someone who really appreciates fashion, being able to see the city from the perspective of someone who also feels the same way was the most ideal way for me to see Paris for the first time.

The days were filled with lots of sight-seeing, fabric and notion shopping, markets, museum exhibitions, and private tours of some well-known ateliers. The itinerary was never too strict that if we needed more time somewhere that it wasn't possible. And we needed it! The fabric and notion shops were like nothing I had experienced before, especially in Calgary, and I found some priceless items that I can't wait to use. It's really a city like no other and I am so happy that I chose to do this tour."

Angela Harder

2016 Apparel Technology Graduate, Fashion Major - Olds Fashion institute