I stumbled upon your blog and I love perusing it! I’m in Paris just now and am staying for two months, and since you’ve been, I wanted to know some of your favourite places to shop (Printemps being one of them bien sur)? Any good open markets for trinkets that are not overly touristy?
Wendy, you lucky ducky! I am so envious of your two-month Parisian adventure. Now, I was there five long years ago so my shopping memories are limited — we did frequently frequent Printemps and the gorgeous Galeries Lafayette (our little atelier was near the Grand Magasins). I also remember loving the boutiques in le Marais.
But where do I dream of going in Paris? That, I can tell you:
There’s Colette, of course, whose artsy-fartsy funkiness is so irresistible, it would be my first stop.
And there’s the brilliant Merci, where you can feel good about stocking up on everything from books to fine jewelry — profits benefit impoverished children in Madagascar.
Hope this helps, Wendy!
So, mes amis, do you have any tips for a gal embarking on a Parisian adventure? Any Paris wishes? Share, please!