After answering the question: “If I woke up in Paris….” for my friend, Aspiring Kennedy this weekend, I thought I would give you a few more of my tips on Paris.
In case you missed my previous posts on Paris, here they are:
The one thing I haven’t covered yet was….the shopping! Oh, the shopping! If only I had an unlimited budget!
One place you’ve seen a lot of pictures of is Merci. Darling little shop, same owners as Colette, yet the proceeds go to charity. It’s truly a delight to walk into the courtyard and see that miniature, red fiat!
For shopping on the Right Bank, Colette is not to be missed. They are starting the trends that eventually trickle to the U.S. The pulse, the vibe, the people….it’s so eclectic and exciting!
We watched, from across the street, as a crowd gathered in front of Colette for some rapper we had never heard of. I highly recommend the Cosmopolitans. For some reason, they really are better in Paris. (Unrelated to shopping, but a girl has to refuel from all that walking!)
Finally, some people prefer the Right Bank, others prefer the Left. I fall into the latter category. And, one of the cutest little shops in the 6th Arrondissement is Sabbia Rosa. They sell the most gorgeous, perfectly cut lingerie. Madonna and Gwyneth have both been spotted there. Just trying their slips on will make you feel like a movie star.
They don’t have a website, so you’ll just have to add it to your reasons to visit Paris.
For more ideas on where to spend your francs and stay au courant, I loved this little book.
Do you have any chic Parisian shops you’d care to share?