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New Couture Café Makes You Sweat for Style

Text by Paris By Appointment Only; Photos by Fabrice Fortin. Even though they live in the capital of couture, most Parisians can’t sew a stitch. Like most countries, France kicked home economics to the curb decades ago. Since hardly any one knows how to shorten a hem, fix a button, or take in a seam, […]
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French Summer Fashion Trends by Lilye

Original text by Lilye. Translated and edited by Geneviève Sandifer. Images courtesy of Madame Figaro. After taking stock of the latest runway trends, Lilye, personal shopper, blogger and friend of HiP Paris, shares some precious insight on how ...read more
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A Visit to Le Marché aux Puces (The Paris Flea market)

When I said I was moving to Paris for three months, those who know me well were worried for me. I’m a city girl, so adapting to the hustle and bustle of this little métropole (metropolis) wasn’t a concern. They knew I’d adapt eventually, and I ...read more
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Surviving Fashion Week in Paris

womensmafia.com/tapisserie-jdsavoye.com Brace yourself, Parisians! The Jet Set is about to  descend upon the city for yet another fashion week. This year’s Ready-to-Wear shows run from March 2-10, but as we all know, fashion week is about much ...read more
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Parisian Street Style: The Art of Layering for the Weather

Photos: styleclicker.net While there are some things you can always count on in Paris—fresh bread, the reliable Metro system, the weekly markets—there are other things you can never count on. The weather is one of these things. I can’t tell you ...read more
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Paris Kid Street Style: French Children’s Fashion

imworld.aufeminin.com/s.plurielles.fr/thesartorialist.com I gave up long ago on the idea that I might ever effectively emulate the effortless chic of your average parisienne. It’s an innate sense of style that one is either born with or without, ...read more
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La Vaissellerie: Kitschy French Kitchen Supplies

Erica Berman It’s hard for me to pass by the Vaissellerie St. Antoine without stepping inside to poke around for a few moments. I inexplicably find myself stroking the blades of knives, holding quirky corkscrews up to the light, brandishing ...read more

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Make My D: Eclectic European Fashion Hits Montmartre

Our friend Linda Donahue (of Parisian Salon) has a sixth sense for shopping. Most recently, it led her to one of Montmartre’s newest boutiques opened by Nathalie Bui, sister of French fashion titan Barbara Bui. It’s cheekily named ...read more
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A Little Parisian Luxury this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of holiday. But whether you’re a cynic or a romantic, single or attached, you can probably justify making room in your life for a little Parisian luxe. Kim Petyt, an American wedding ...read more
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Handmade Artisan Umbrellas from Parisian Couturier Michel Heurtault

Winter in Paris can be tough on the psyche, with one grey day following the next. But Zeva’s post (from Paris by Appointment Only) about Michel Heurtault’s amazing couture umbrellas has us doing rain dances. Who knew showery could be ...read more
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Ready, Set… Shop! Les Soldes Run Through February 10

Garance Doré, www.garancedore.fr, www. frenchgardening.com It’s that magical time of year… when shopping wishes come true and full-blown retail miracles can happen. Suddenly, the items we’ve been coveting throughout the fall ...read more
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Stéphanie Césaire: Luxury Handbags by the Rue Saint-Honoré

vintageinstyle.com; moviemaidens.com Photos: courtesy of Césaire. One thing that women the world over can agree on is that the search for the perfect partner is fraught with its share of trials and errors. The urge to collect can be too tempting ...read more
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Paris: Made By Hand

Looking for a gift for the Paris-obsessed people in your life? Pia Jane Bijkerk’s book Paris: Made by Hand explores 50 of Paris’ hidden shops where artisans of all kinds are crafting one-of-a-kind items. You can read more about ...read more