Paris Shopping

The blouse collar known as un col Claudine is named after the fictional schoolgirl created by legendary French author Colette (pictured below). From the moment Claudine burst onto the French popular culture scene, with the 1900 publication of Claudine à l’École, French women strove to emulate most everything about this alluring minx of a character, […]

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Labour Day in France, La Fête du Travail, is also known as La Fête du Muguet — lily of the valley being the signature bloom for today. On this much-loved public holiday, it has long been a ritual to give family and friends bouquets of this sweet bell-shaped flower, which is considered a lucky charm. […]

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Paris is the kind of place where you can’t help picking up a this or a that when you’re out walking (say, a sweet vintage book from a bouquiniste or a coffret of macarons in the new-season flavours). So it pays to have a bag on hand that comes packed with some handy extra space. […]

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When most people think of Parisian style, they probably picture a woman wearing slim dark jeans paired with a striped top and navy blazer. All three items are perennial wardrobe classics, but a sexy dress is also a must, especially come spring, when Parisiennes start to venture outside in their floral frocks, to meet friends […]

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