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Les French Desmoiselles: Ethical Fashion Made in France

HiP Paris, French Desmoiselles, Florie Berger

A mysterious event invitation showed up in my Facebook feed a little while back.

“Secret Christmas / Vente Très Très Privée Mode et Beauté” (“Very, Very Private Fashion and Beauty Sale”), it announced, presumably so exclusive that just one “very” wouldn’t do.

The invitation went on to reveal that somebody named Laurence would be welcoming shoppers into her cozy Paris apartment that Saturday, enticing invitees with the promise of treats, holiday fashions, and personalized beauty advice.

“If you wish to participate, email us so we can send you the address and door code for this secret rendez-vous”, the invitation instructed, stopping just short of adding, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”

The pre-adolescent Nancy Drew fan in me was intrigued.

French Desmoiselles, a chic new Paris fashion brand, on HiP Paris

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Erin Dahl shares her favorite addresses in Paris' Quartier d'Aligre on HiP Paris.

Quartier d'Aligre

The Quartier d’Aligre is one of my favorite pockets of Paris, and one I am lucky enough to call home. Located just southeast of Bastille, the area has a little bit of everything. Here are some of my favorite addresses.

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HiP paris Blog, Anti Waste App, Bobs Montage 1

Too Good To Go App

French cities have welcomed bike powered food delivery services such as Deliveroo and Foodora with open arms in recent years, but the latest newcomer proves there’s still room in the market for innovation and activism. Enter Too Good To Go.

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Veggie-friendly Dining at Paris' Abbatoir Vegetale

Abbatoir Végétal

There’s a new daytime dining address in the 18th and it’s making a killing on its wholesome plant-based dishes. Abattoir Végétal (literally “Vegetable Slaughterhouse”) is a vegetarian breakfast and lunch spot on the “other side” of Montmartre.

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Empreintes Concept Store in the Haut Marais Paris

Empreintes Concept Store

One of the newest gems of the Haut Marais, the Empreintes concept store is dedicated to fine art. At four stories and 600m2 of floor space, it’s one of the largest concept stores in the city, but you won’t find any kitschy trinkets here. The store was opened by the Ateliers d’Art de France, a syndicate representing and defending the work of crafts professionals in France.

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HiP Paris, Adrian Scottow, Paris Valentines Day

Valentine's in Paris

Ariane Haas of The Naughty Notary and Lily Heise of Je T’Aime, Me Neither sit down to discuss their favorite addresses for a romantic (and sexy) Valentine’s Day in Paris.

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HiP Paris Blog, Editorial Internship

2017 Internship with HiP Paris

Love Paris? Interested in reporting on some of the best openings, exciting events, and overall HIPpest things to do in the City of Light? HiP Paris is looking for their next editorial intern! Current intern Tristan Treeby shares his experience and more information on how to apply.

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HiP Paris Blog, L'Instant Parisien, Chronicles of Parisian Lives

L'Instant Parisien

I’m sitting in the recently restored dining room of the Hotel Pigalle in Paris, waiting to meet Laurence Guilloud and Fabrice Le Dantec, founders of the new magazine, L’Instant Parisien. I sip my café crème and try to look cool but I’m secretly a little nervous at the prospect of interviewing two people who have built a career out of, well, interviewing people.

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Peonies: Coffee and Flowers on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis

Peonies

Until now, you had to go to your favorite Parisian coffee shop before going to your favorite flower shop if you wanted to pick up a bouquet of blooms. Now, thanks to one of the 10th arrondissement’s newest cafés, you can do both. Aptly named Peonies, it’s a little spot of respite from the bustling Faubourg Saint Denis neighborhood passing in front of its doors.

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