The Little Shop Around The Corner

Sewing in Paris © Munia Sbouri

A Votre Service © Munia Sbouri

Tea and café mode © Esther Michel

Sweat Shop Paris © Esther Michel

We can picture indie fashion girls like Erin Featherstone or the Coco Rosie sisters loving a place like this.

Click HERE FOR THE FULL STORY on the hottest new fashion café in Paris!

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Glamorama in Paris

Karen Mulder ©Rindof-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Vincent Darré, Eva Herzigova, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Arielle Dombasle © Rindoff-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Major glamorama in Paris! Join Karen Mulder, Natalia Vodianova, Ellen von Unwerth, Arielle Dombasle, Lou Doillon, Ali Mahdavi, Béatrice Dalle, Aure Atika and friends as they celebrate the launch of the Eva Herzigova collection for 1.2.3. at a private party in Paris.

Click HERE FOR ALL THE PARTY PICTURES!

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Audrey Tautou, shopping in Paris!

Rue Henry Monnier © chicsetera 2010

Rue Henry Monnier © chicsetera 2010

Audrey Tautou can be spotted here! Find out why rue Henry Monnier is one of the hottest new places to shop and dine in Paris!

The FULL STORY HERE

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Pop goes the world!

Pop chinos from Acnepop chinos from acne 2

Acne jeans are popping into a new line of chinos inspired by iconic chino-wearers David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg. The POP line (for both men and women) is to be available for preview from tomorrow evening, at a special cocktail in their new galerie Valois boutique.

Acne Studio, 124 galerie Valois, 75001 Paris, Tél: 01 42 60 16 61, M° Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre

http://www.acnejeans.com

Need I say more?!?!

The Kelly, The Birkin, and now The Yohji!

First glimpse at the Yohji Hermès bags

Meet the newest namesake bag from Hermès, a besace designed for Yohji Yamamoto, and first featured during the recent Paris Fashion Week. Initially offered in Barénia leather, the runway edition featured a super-luxe crocodile version, and is sure to heat up the custom orders at the Hermès atelier!

Available by special order from Hermès.

www.hermes.com

For Sale on Girl and the City!

Prada sandals à vendreMiuMiu sandals à vendre

A Friday sale on Girl and the City to get in the spirit of things! A very fashionable friend who works at a major fashion house is selling a selection of shoes and other items. To view a complete list please send an email to me at girlandthecity@hotmail.com and I will forward you the images which have prices and sizes listed. Bon weekend and happy shopping! xox

You send me!

Franck Sorbier stamp for La Poste

Ok so maybe I’m not officially back from sale shopping! However one I thing I will pick up before the end of the day are this year’s edition of stamps from couture houses like Franck Sorbier (above), Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Chanel and Givenchy (I feel very guilty – I still have to send Christmas and New Years cards! Eek!).

www.laposte.net

Gone Shopping…

SALES!

… back tomorrow! xox Girl and the City

www.soldesbyparistouch.com

Advance notice!

Christian Louboutin & Oprah Winfrey

Getting your fashion-obsessed friends in New York (and/or the rest of America) to record an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show isn’t a usual “must-do”, but with a special episode featuring shoe-designer Christian Louboutin to be aired on January 18th, you will want to start lining up those friends and their DVD players. Or if you’re super organised you can slingbox it. Either way, notice has been given: Oprah! Christian Louboutin! A mini-film of Christian in Paris! January 18th! Ooh la la!

www.slingmedia.com

www.christianlouboutin.fr

www.oprah.com

Welcome back for 2008!

Camile Miceli & Pharrell Williams

Welcome back in 2008! First of all I’m convinced this year is going to be amazing – remember how lucky 8 is in Chinese? Yesterday I was chatting with a friend about how sad it was that January was going to be so slow and then of course I remembered – duh! that both Men’s Fashion Week and Haute Couture will soon be upon us! One of the most hotly anticipated events coming is going to be the launch of the new Blason line of fine jewellery at Louis Vuitton! Designed by Camile Miceli and rapper Pharrell Williams, this event, which is being held at a private mansion on the avenue Foch on January 21st, is sure to bring a super bling-bling beginning to 2008!

www.louis-vuitton.com

Cashmere jumpers and other musings…

Uniqlo in France

A recent post from Style Bubble made me laugh! First of all her waiver that a **GIANT DOSE OF BORING IS ABOUT TO BE FED TO YOU** and then her soliloquy to her days at Uni wearing Ferragamo “Vara” flats and Uniqlo cashmere jumpers. I was sent off on a trance about how much I adore preppy-ness, especially à la “Love Story” (which is quite possibly my favourite film wardrobe of all time), and then to thoughts on cheap cashmere jumpers from Uniqlo.

I went on the UK website for Uniqlo to look at the prices and £29.99 for a v-neck jumper seemed totally obscene! I immediately tried to buy a whole lot! But at the billing section, I realised they wouldn’t take a foreign credit card. A good thing to tell the truth, as I was a bit dubious about buying cashmere without actually feeling the quality.

Then yesterday, a friend very casually mentioned to me that he was interested to go to La Défense on Friday, as the first Uniqlo shop in France will be opening at the Commercial Centre “Les 4 Temps”!! How bizarre is that? I suppose now I have no excuse, and must certainly make the trek with him to see whether I should officially make a fuss or not!

Uniqlo France, Centre Commercial Les 4 Temps, Niveau 1, Zone Cassis, 15 Parvis de la Défense, 92092 Paris La Défense, M° Grande Arche de La Défense

www.uniqlo.co.uk

www.les4temps.com

Il était une fois…

Boutique Rue Princesse, Paris

There’s a new girl in town! A sort of Cinderella on the hunt for her “happy ever after”, according to Rue Princesse owner Laurent Morel-Ruyman, who recently opened their newest boutique for all the princesses at heart, on where else, but the Rue Princesse! This adorable boudoir boutique is the perfect place to find a cute Christmas gift – choose from their line of handbags and accessories, as well as a selection of precious and semi-precious stone jewellery.

Rue Princesse, 11 rue Princesse, 75006 Paris, Tél 01 46 33 32 54, M° Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés

www.rueprincesse.com

Must be Santa?!

Net-a-Porter.com

We all know that good communication is key to a successful relationship – so this Christmas, when gripes run aplenty, but everyone should be happy – save yourself some pain and register with Santa’s Helper on Net-a-Porter.com! This cheeky little virtual adviser will tell your honey what you really want via a personalised video message!! All you have to do is fill out the online questionnaire and hopefully “Santa” will take care of the rest!! 

www.net-a-porter.com/santashelper

Citoyen, Citoyen!

lemarchecitoyen.net

I’m happy to report that being a good citizen of the world (from France) just got a whole lot easier! I, like many others I’m sure, am always wondering where the nearest bio market is, and would be happy to know where to buy fair trade goods in Paris!  Especially with Christmas approaching! Last year’s Opération Noël was a huge success, and thankfully this year’s edition has just launched, on Le Marché Citoyen. Log on to find bons plans and original gift ideas, whether they be bio, équitables or solidaires!

www.lemarchecitoyen.net

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