Media and Client Accolades

A one-time contributor to Elle International and the Czech edition of Elle Magazine, Rachel Kaplan first discovered the ins and outs of international fashion while interviewing designers at Christian Dior, John Galliano, Emmanuel Ungaro and Sonia Rykiel. She followed this up with the publication of an e-book titled Best Buys to French Chic, which provided invaluable tips and addresses for the best fashion and home furnishing deals in Paris.

An expert in Parisian fashion trends and private shopping tours, Rachel Kaplan’s French Chic Shopping tours have been featured in a number of articles, blogs, and magazines, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and Harper’s Bazaar.

For all press inquiries, please contact Rachel Kaplan at or call +331 45 77 01 63.

Press Reviews

New York Times

If you want a brasher, nonstop, more American approach, contact Rachel Kaplan. She loves to show you what she calls “the deals”; she hates being interrupted. “You know what I call the flea market?” she told a mother, daughter and grandmother on a private tour. “The Louvre — except you can go shopping. Some may call that the perfect Paris outing.

Luxury Travel Diary

Art collectors can visit unique design, painting, sculpture and photography galleries as well as meet local internationally recognized artists and purchase their work directly from them. French Chic Shopping can also arrange for people to purchase vintage Chanel and Hermès, or source cutting-edge mid-century design or Art Deco masterpieces at the Paris Flea Market—best of all, they edit the best at the market, which is the largest in the world with over 1800 dealers. Their tours are such that by the time we finish negotiating for our guests, the tour all but pays for itself!

France On Your Own

“Rachel Kaplan knows where, when and how to find the best quality for the best price.

National Geographic Traveler

Shopping veteran Rachel Kaplan offers several cultural tours of the fashion capital. Her personal shopping service includes admission to a fashion show and tours of stores such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro and more.

Expat Women Magazine

Rachel Kaplan is a woman of tremendous energy and business flair. She oversees five successful web businesses, all specializing in customized tours, events and concierge services in France. Her clients have included Eurogroup, Disney, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Parker Aerospace, Diesel Jeans, Livestrong Foundation, Pride International and many more. In her spare time, Rachel has authored a series of unique guidebooks published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. titled Little-known Museums In and Around Paris, London, Berlin and Rome, as well as a shopping guide, Best Buys to French Chic. She has created interactive tours which connect visitors to local Parisians, including artists, clothing designers and artisans specializing in chocolate and bread-making.

Continental Airlines In-Flight Magazine

Rachel knows all the ins and outs of the markets and is wellknown to the merchants. If you don’t speak French, her guidance is invaluable.French Perfection: Searching for Treasures in the Flea Markets of Paris.

Paris Perfect Blog

Rachel is an elegant French-American woman whose knowledge of the city and personal connections knows no bounds, which really came in handy during our walk. She is detailed, kind and extremely savvy in all areas. Spending just a few moments with Rachel and it’s immediately clear how much she truly cares for her clients.

Girls Guide to Paris Blog

Rachel Kaplan’s company French Links Tours/Events&Company, and its many offshoots has been offering a myriad of tours from one day to two weeks plus event planning since 1997. Whatever you dream up, chances are Rachel can deliver. Such service comes at price, but she’s a real pro and she’ll work hard to make you happy.

Metropole Paris

If you engage Rachel to take you on a shopping tour, I’m sure she will be just like a Parisian shopkeeper. You walk into Rachel’s shop – which is all of Paris – and tell her what you think you are looking for. When she knows this, she will guide you straight to it.

Avenue Magazine

If designer fashion is your passion, you can uncover a glittering treasure of hidden Parisian pleasures by tapping the highly cultivated resources of former New Yorker Rachel Kaplan. Her years as a Paris resident, combined with knowledge and curiosity about the French, has given her a unique perspective on the city.

Client Reviews

Sharon Berman, California

Thanks so much for a great guided tour yesterday. It was one of the highlights of my trip. I will go on Trip Advisor when I am back and post a review.

Margo Marquess, Maryland

“I am looking back on our two days in Paris with delight. My day with you was so satisfying, feeding my imagination with both historical and current examples of style and fashion. You really know how to put together an experience.”

Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico

“My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.”

Therese Melden, Massachusetts

“My family has engaged the services of Rachel Kaplan and Events & Co. for the last 8 years. We have been extremely satisfied with the customized itineraries that she has designed. Rachel selects the most knowledgable, professional and interesting guides who speak impeccable English. 

Eric & Linda Morris

Thank you for showing us the real Paris and making our dream vacation perfect. It would not have been the same without you.

Sarah Walsh

Thanks very much for two wonderful days in Paris. Somehow you managed to cover the interests of my two teenage girls, as well as, myself and my husband. Your knowledge of art history is amazing, yet somehow you were able to handle the fashion demands of the teenagers with the same enthusiasm and pace! We will be sure to pass your name on to others. I truly feel like we were able immerse ourselves in the culture of Paris, thanks to your guidance.

Carol Gerber

I just wanted to drop you a line letting you know what a terrific time we had in Paris. Thanks to you, we have wonderful memories of our two days of touring the City and Versailles. Your choice of museums, shops and restaurants was perfect. It’s hard to get two adults and a 17 year old to agree on anything, but we all agree that the time we spent in Paris was very special.

David E. Beneson, Michigan

Your background and education is impressive and my daughters were very impressed. You’re a great role model. About your prices: When you first quoted me the cost, I did not know if they were high, low or what? Since we arranged this trip at the last moment, I did not really have time or bother to shop around. Well, your prices were great. Not only did we have our own driver and guide, which allowed us to see and do much more than we could have accomplished on a larger tour group, the cost was hundreds of euros cheaper than if we booked on any standard tours. Thank you so much, you made our trip truly amazing. My wife, Marci, said we are never traveling anywhere in the future, unless you plan the trip for us. We look forward to traveling with you in the future.

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