Friday, March 30, 2012

Paris Planning: The Perfect Shopping Day

Happy Friday, friends! What's on your weekend checklist? I'll be using my time to do a little more Paris dreaming. Thanks for your thoughts on our hotel selection - we landed on the Récamier with the promise of a top floor nest and our own private balcony. Now I'm thinking of perfect Paris days. My charming friends over at The Buzz Blog have sweetly volunteered to act as shopping guides and served up their tips for a shopping day in the Marais. Merci, ladies!

I'd love to hear what your perfect Paris shopping spree would entail...

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Would you make a run toward the legendarily luxe addresses as fast as your Lanvin ballerinas would carry you?

Town & Country

Oh So Pretty

Or would you take your time meandering through the flea markets?

Vintage Paris Couture

Vintage Paris Couture

Or treasure hunt for the best vintage couture the city has to offer?

I'd love to hear what's on your shopping list!

Happy weekend! XO


  1. You make me wish I were in Paris now! I would run as fast as I could straight for the antique markets, part of my business it couldn't be helped.

    Happy Friday!

  2. I am just dying at the thought - you know I have been chomping at the bit for a trip to Paris!! Since I haven't been there in so long, I have no worthwhile suggestions for you but will happily follow along as others add their favorites!

  3. Bonjour Jeanne. How fun! I recommend you get a copy of the wonderful Inès de la Fressange book, "Parisian Chic, a Style Guide," if you don't have one already. The second section of the book lists Inès' favorite boutiques. Some of them I knew already; others I discovered. A great read! Have fun planning! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. Veronique's advice is perfect - I love Ines' book and of course, her taste is impeccable! I guess you'll have to extend your trip a day or two to get all this shopping in. Bon weekend, Jeanne!

  5. I bookmarked the choices by Carolyn at the Buzz. The twins make the rounds don't they?
    If by chance I was to land at the Chanel Boutique, I may not leave. My daughter said that it was a beautiful store.
    Happy planning and have a nice weekend.

  6. First stop would be the rue de rivoli for a decadent mont blanc....then to the BHV for the downstairs is the like the best hardware store with wooden shoe trees and fun things. There is a yarn shop in the Place des Victoire and of course an art supply shop too.

  7. If it was a Saturday, I would start early at the Puces des Vanves. Lots of buyers at Clignacourt start their day here, I can tell you! Then, I would get my goods back to the hotel and head to lunch in the 6th. Maybe Le Petite Fernand for their duck. Hmmm. Then a stroll to the "new" Hermes store then...sigh...Le Bon Marché AND the Zara across the street from L'Epicerie (which of course deserves a stroll through as it is the best people watching in town) plus a quick tour at Le Mouton Avec Cinq Pattes just beyond in case you need a little discount Gaultier. Gosh, as you are going to sleep in the 6th, I would drop off my goods (if there are more), have a glass of wine on the terrace and then get ready for dinner. Best not to plan too much in Paris, have time in between to breathe and enjoy!


  8. Have you got the book 'The holiday goddess handbag guide to...Paris, London, New York, Rome' edited by Jessica Adams. It's got lots of great tips and addresses to little alley ways full of excitement and wonder!



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