When tourists come back from a trip to Paris, they usually bring back : (Read more)
a) a tiny Eiffel Tower key ring
b) a poster bought at Montmartre
c ) a fridge magnet with les Champs Elysées
In short, the kind of things you don't want to find in your suitcase. Emma knew it, so she decided to concoct the perfect souvenir from Paris.
In the mid 1990'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. We got to meet him at the most stylish concept store in Paris, rue Saint-Honoré : chez 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, the new fashion addicts' haunt that just bloomed in the Marais.
Vintage accessories are guaranteed to cause a sensation. A worn-out pouch, branded silk scarf and a 1930s frock all score a few 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. Its tangled and crowded streets, multicoloured clothes and spicy fragrances. And suddenly, bang in the middle of the mayhem, la rue des Gardes, with a studio home to a dozen designers. Among them, a flamboyant woman: Sakina M'Sa.
We so easily forget. How, after having been gone for months, the cold whips up our legs with a vengeance. Fortunately, we have made the acquaintance of Mr. Oshi, a tights fetishist. Hailing from Japan, Mr. Oshi has opened a boutique specialising in tights in the Marais, all for the happiness of your gams.