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Paris Fashion Showrooms: The New Way to Shop

Erotokritos Last winter, I was strolling through the Place des Vosges, when I came upon a seemingly endless line of women snaking around the walkway. I wondered what could possibly inspire these women to wait patiently in the cold. Was Johnny Depp offering free massages inside? As it turns out, a designer had opened her […]
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Vintage French Linen – To Have And To Hold

Sharon, HiP Paris friend and the author behind “My French Country Home”, has a lovely blog about the pastoral delights of living in the French countryside with her husband, children and… horses?? Yes, it’s true. She seems ...read more
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Les Soldes! Paris’ Unbeatable Summer Sales Have Started

La Mom in Paris is a hilarious blog about an American mom living a très Parisian life in the city of lights. From encounters with French frat boys (yes, apparently they do exist) to profiling the Parisian Jet Set Dog, her witty anecdotes about ...read more
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Market Shopping: Marché des Enfants Rouges

Meg Zimbeck If you enjoy the Marais and are a history buff or a market troll, you must take the time to discover the oldest market in Paris : le Marché des Enfants Rouges. First off, a little history to get everyone situated. Marguerite de ...read more
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Retail Therapy: Killing Time in Paris’ Hottest Shops

We know, we know… enough about the volcano already. But for those stranded in Paris, it’s still the issue of the moment. From my current position in New York, I refuse to pity you, and I’m secretly hoping that when I return to ...read more
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Private Shopping with Miki on the Rue St. Honoré

Melissa Ladd, author of blog Prete Moi Paris, recently stumbled upon every woman’s dream: a private shopping lounge, reserved just for you and your friends, stocked with all the gorgeous designer items you can imagine. Fantasy? Think ...read more
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Stranded in Paris: How to Take Advantage of Every Extra Moment

All photos by Maggie Battista, except where noted The volcanic eruption in Iceland has changed my (and likely your) travel plans pretty dramatically. I was supposed to be back with the husband in cold and rainy New England but am instead ...read more

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Premiere Pression Provence: The New Parisian Mecca For Fine Olive Oil

Matt and Kim Rudge Premiere Pression Provence, the go-to new Parisian source for the finest quality Provençal olive oils, is the latest creative enterprise of Olivier Baussan, founder of O & Co and the now ubiquitous chain L’Occitane. This ...read more
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The Perfect Paris Wedding: Custom Gowns from Lohr Couture

HiP Paris friend and wedding planner, Heather, from Rendez-Vous in Paris, recently met with Aimée Lohrebauer, an utterly romantic wedding & cocktail gown designer who recently opened a delightfully inviting atelier in Paris. A talented ...read more
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Meilleur Ami: The New Secret to Simple French Chic & French Scarves

Photos Fabrice Fortin for Paris By Appointment Only Stylish, understated accessorizing—there are few things the French do better. Especially the men, and especially when it comes to their scarves. After a decade of careful observation I’m ...read more
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France’s Foot Fetish: The Cult of Repetto French Ballet Slippers

parisatelier.blogspot.com When it comes to footwear, there is one word that sends fashionistas around the globe swooning: Repetto. The brand is a well-kept secret that Parisians have known about since the first pair was created in 1947, but (as ...read more
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Paris Souvenirs: What You Shouldn’t Leave France Without

Images courtesy of Marvin Shaouni, Cesarastudilo, Quinn.Anya Just like any other major city, Paris has its fair share of kitschy souvenirs on offer. Indeed, the word souvenir itself is French. And I’ll be the first to admit that I still ...read more
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What to Wear in Paris this Spring

Text by Je Ne Sais Quoi for Parisien Salon In Paris, the bitter temperatures are finally subsiding and the sun is trying to shine through the seemingly endless grayness.  That means one thing: spring is quickly approaching, and heavy down ...read more