Fashion

The Expat Mom Experience: Paris Fashion Post-Baby

The air in Paris is getting cooler and the metro a little busier with Parisians restored from summer vacation, which signifies la rentrée is in full steam. September marks the unofficial start of a new year where to-do lists are acknowledged again and event calendars fill up. And if you are in a major city, September also marks Fashion Week.
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French Chic: Decoding the Secrets of Paris Fashion

When I first moved to Paris, I secretly hoped that living in the city would give me the inside intel I needed to master the art of looking carefully disheveled. Like Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina”, I, too, wanted to be magically transformed into an
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Les French Desmoiselles: Ethical Fashion Made in France

Les French Demoiselles, brainchild of young Marseillaise designer, Fanny Grosbois, is designed for “urban dreamers.” With an aesthetic that embodies the femininity and elegant simplicity, the styles are timelessly French.
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Empreintes: A New Concept Store Dedicated to French Craftsmanship

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
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Paris’ Best Barbershops: From Tradition to New Wave

Like many cities around the world, Paris has experienced a revival of traditional barbering methods in recent years. Whether you are a traditional gentleman sporting a slicked back style, a modern man with a classic fade, a proud bearer of a
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Archipel: Sébastien Cordoleani’s New Range of Locally Made Leather Bags

Tucked away in a secluded garden on top of the hill of Montmartre is the joint home-studio of Sebastien Cordoleani, sole designer and craftsmen at Archipel, a new Parisian brand presenting a range of innovative and elegant leather bags.
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French Menswear: Three New Brands to Know in Paris

Parisian men certainly have an enviable ease when it comes to fashion, a skill presumably learned over years of cultural grooming. However, for the fashion-conscious dude new to the city, finding unique, quality garments outside the sea of

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La Cantine de Merci. Lunch in Paris’ Trendiest Concept Store

Paris abounds with design galleries, chic clothing boutiques and tile-floored bistros serving market-fresh cuisine, but rarely do you find more than one together under the same roof. Merci is a delightful exception, rolling out the best of
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Ambrym: Sustainable Made-in-France Fashion on the Canal St-Martin

Gabrielle and Marion are the dynamic women behind Ambrym, a French label dedicated to sustainable and locally made fashion. Together they have created a line of clothing, and a shop in the 10th arrondissement, that ressembles their unique
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Spring Street Style in Paris: Five Tips to Take Away from Paris Fashion Week

While designers unveiled their collections at Paris Fashion Week, bloggers, models, and starlets showed what’s fashionable now on the streets of Paris. Investing in one or more of these in-style pieces will help reboot your wardrobe for a
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Caroline De Marchi: Chatting Luxury Handbags in Her Hidden Paris Courtyard

Luxury handbag designer Caroline de Marchi's showroom is located in a courtyard off the fashionable rue Saint-Honoré. A haven from the crowded, boutique-lined street, the space offers a respite for the weary shopper as well as a welcome change
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Inside the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, Part II: Where to Find Designer Vintage

We wrote in October with tips for navigating Paris’s Marché aux Puces St-Ouen, specifically where to find the best in oh-so-popular mid-century modern furniture. In this month’s article we’ll highlight where to find luxury designer items of the
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All That Glitters: Paris for Lovers (of Fine Jewelry)

Paris is a city that shimmers. Considered by many as the capital of fine jewelry, the city is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts with its famed jewelry houses at Place Vendôme and historical pieces in museums across the city,