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Monday, 14 November 2011

Paris.. continues

Apologies that the regular posts suddenly seized.  I wasn't getting much sleep and was out from 8am until well after 9pm so the last thing I felt like doing was editing and uploading photos.  Which I do regret as I would have loved to preserve the memories in writing while the little bits and pieces were still fresh in my mind.

So the Monday was the 3rd full day, again without much planned.  So why not head shopping and to Laduree before finishing the day with an espresso at Cafe de Flore in St Germain?  St Germain in the end ended up being my absolutely favourite arrondissement.  It was utterly chic and cool and also understated.

One thing about Paris is the shopping.  While there's nothing out of the ordinary (I didn't come across a single unique store, nor a really good vintage store [probably had no idea where to look]) but I did thoroughly enjoy the high end experience.  At Chanel I toted around a 2.55 reissue for 40 minutes and nobody thought I was too dirty to look at the bag, unlike in Australia where I don't dare even walk into a store.  I felt as welcome and as I do at Zara.. which may have something to do with walking out with unexpected purchases at both Hermes and Chanel.  When you open up that world to the people, they will buy.  Hermes was at least 20-30% cheaper so if you're planning a trip to France, definitely check out the store on Rue Royale.  Huge range and utterly lovely service.  And you must ask for Tatiana at Chanel on Rue Montaigne.  You will never come across a more lovely sales assistant.  If I can find a way to email and give feedback on her service, I most definitely will!


Adoring the balloons in the window











Chanel on Rue Cambon








Ah Alaia store in St Germain.



My future Paris apartment.  At only 11,500 euro a month


11 comments:

  1. You got so many great pictures...that is such a wonderful city!

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  2. Ahhh Paris for the holidays what an amazing trip xx
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  3. Great images and so wonderful to see the lovely streets of Paris again. So agree with you about the service in the 'high end' named stores... everyone in Chanel on Rue Cambon said 'Bonjour Madam' to me when we visited and sounded like they really meant it and were HAPPY to see us there... it certainly does make you far more inclined to spend your $$!! XX

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  4. What a great photos and those windows display are calling my name
    lee

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  5. I don't know that I will ever recover from not going with you on this trip. Scarred for life.

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  6. looks like you had an amazing time! Reading your posts has made me so excited for my trip-thanks for sharing

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  7. Absolutely agree re the high end service. I spent a lot of money in Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysees because they were so welcoming and friendly. I don't think I've even been into an LV in Australia.

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  8. Absolutely agree re the high end service. I spent a lot of money in Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysees because they were so welcoming and friendly. I don't think I've even been into an LV in Australia.

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  9. Absolutely agree re the high end service. I spent a lot of money in Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysees because they were so welcoming and friendly. I don't think I've even been into an LV in Australia.

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