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Monday, February 26, 2007

target + colette

Ok, so we all know Target is cool. And even us Parisians miss the big emporium of chic bargains from time to time. Well, apparently, Target is even cooler than we thought, as uber-chic shop Colette is carrying the Proenza Schouler line for Target in their Paris boutique until March 5th. So if you can't get someone to get to Target for you in the US to grab up the bargain designer pieces, swing by Colette to get your Target fix.

Friday, February 23, 2007

chic & cheap men's shirts

A well-read client recently turned me on to a chic & cheap spot for men's shirts and ties-- Ray Club. Slightly off the beaten path, and not nearly as elegant as its website would imply, Ray Club does classic men's shirts in a wide range of colors and stripes. M. Papazian, the proprietor, is happy to help you find the size and style that would work best for you or yours. Our favorite part? The blown-up photos of Bill Clinton, hung in at least 3 places in the boutique, who is, apparently, a fan. 76 rue de Turenne, 3rd.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

chanel's new naked bag

in response to the ever-more-strict airline restrictions, lagerfeld has come up with the new 'naked bag' for chanel's spring 2007 line. infinitely chic-er than a plastic baggie that the airlines hand out for your beauty products, n'est-ce pas?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

a chic valentine's treat

Laduree, Paris' uber-chic bakery and original home of the macaron cookie, does it again for Valentine's day, offering up lovely hot pink box filled with goodies. Choose the heart shaped macarons (chocolate/coconut and raspberry/chocolate) for 14 euros, or a box of 8 mini macarons (assorted flavors) for 12.50. After all, what better way to a (French) man's heart than through his stomach? Available starting today at Laduree in Paris.