When tourists return from a trip to Paris, they usually bring back: (Read more)
a) A tiny Eiffel Tower key chain
b) A poster bought in Montmartre
c ) A fridge magnet of the Champs Elysées
In short, the kind of things you don't want to find in your suitcase. Emma felt that way too, so she decided to concoct the perfect souvenir from Paris.
In the mid 90's he was making shoes in a garage. Today, he’s our favorite American shoe designer. Thank God George Esquivel flies to Paris for every fashion week. He's waiting to meet you at the most popular concept store in Paris: Colette.
"I would like 1 kilo of retro skirts, 500 grams of vintage scarves and 2 kilos of printed blouses." In this market they don't sell apples, they sell second-hand clothes. Welcome to Kiloshop, a new haunt for fashion addicts that just bloomed in the Marais.
Vintage accessories are guaranteed to cause a sensation. A worn-out pouch, an embroidered silk scarf and a 1930s frock all score a few more points when you proclaim you rummaged through a brocante to find them. The thing is, you don't really know how to tell synthetic tulle from old fashioned lace. Book an appointment with the high priestess of vintage.
Barbès. Tangled streets, bustling crowds, multicoloured clothes and spicy fragrances. Smack in the middle of the mayhem is a studio on la rue des Gardes that houses a dozen designers. Among them is a flamboyant woman called Sakina M'Sa.
It's official, Miki is our new best friend. The woman is a fashion saint. She flies to Italy several times a year and brings back Haute Couture items that she then gives away at ready-to-wear prices. Be it Valentino, Armani, Alberta Ferretti, MiuMiu or Missoni, when it comes to Italian designers, she worships them all.