Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Window Shopping

While I learned that it is challenging to take a good photo of a window (reflection much?), I did make an amateur attempt so as to be able to share the experience of wandering the streets of Paris and taking in the beauty of all the windows I passed.

Here I am, your eager guide on our little tour! This stop is on the Boulevard Saint-Germain at the Diptyque store. Their fragrances and candles smell like heaven.




On our first full day, we walked the famous Rue Saint-Honore which runs parallel to Rue Rivoli (on which you'll find the Louvre and Jardin de Tuileries). There are lots of beautiful shops and boutiques, including Angelina, which serves a famous hot chocolate and is where Coco Chanel used to take tea! Above, you can also see a glimpse of the Laduree shop. Much more on that to come in the Sweets and Eats post!





The neighborhood in which we stayed was called Le Marais, and it, too, has a plethora of shops and reastaurants. I have always admired Repetto ballet flats, and was delighted to find a shop just around the corner from the hotel. The displays are beautiful, and I love all the delicate point shoes along the back wall.


One of Paris's most galmorous department stores is Le Bon Marche. It is owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey ) and is filled with decadent luxury goods. How lovely is this?



Two of Paris's most famous luxury retailers are probably Louis Vuitton and Hermes. The Louis Vuitton store on the Champs Elysee was an absolute mad house!


As the week ended, we started to see signs of Fashion Week, which is coming to Paris this week.

Hope you've enjoyed today's tour! A demain!

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love all of this! I'd love to go to a Repetto store. Ballet flat heaven!

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    1. I am still asking myself why I didn't buy a pair! They also have beautiful bags, which I didn't know. You know you're in Paris when they sell Repetto at Duty Free at the airport.

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