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Lingerie Boutiques In Paris — Popular As The Baguette

There are a few things you will quickly notice about Paris:  a boulangerie on just about every block, a pharmacy on every other block, and upscale lingerie boutiques displaying their seductive wares as commonly as a baguette.  Unlike Victoria’s Secret, which appeals as strongly to men clientele as women, the lingerie boutiques are decidedly for women.  […]
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Rue des Rosiers — Je Suis Charlie — Je Suis Juif

 Rue des Rosiers, the heart of Le Marais, the old Jewish ghetto of Paris, is as busy as ever.  The wait for lunch on a Sunday at L’As du Falafel, the venerable kosher restaurant that Israelis fly into from Tel Aviv to eat its falafel sandwiches, was more than 30 minutes.  The chic designer shops […]
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Paris Winter Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  This year’s winter shopping sale season begins on January 7 and ends on Valentine’s Day.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly during normal hours, except have extended days open on a […]
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Summer Shopping In Paris

Summer shopping in Paris remains a great opportunity to find a few bargain leftovers from the summer inventory, as well as to buy new fall fashions. Some great venues for shopping include Rue de Passy (Passy Plaza) in the 16th Arrondissement, Rue Saint Dominique in the 7th Arrondissement, Rue du Bac in the 7th Arrondissement, Rue […]
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Shopping in Le Marais – Vintage Fashion

We’ve hit those winter weeks when the ceaseless cold has us both frustrated and bored by repeating the same “closet staple” warm sweater. How to spruce up the wardrobe to survive through March? Head to the Marais for fabulous vintage fur. Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection for this season suggested we dress as Share on Facebook
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Pocket of Paris — Rue des Francs-Bourgois

In Le Marais, just a short walk from BHV and Hotel de Ville, is Rue des Francs-Bourgois, a chic shopping street that intersects with Rue Vielle de Temple and Rue des Archives, which is Jewish and Gay central of Paris.  Top end designer stores are in this area, including Rapetto,  Antoine & Lili, Manoush, Zadig & […]
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