Cop.Copine adds a quirky twist to French chic

Here’s my latest article on NBC Bay Area news about Cop.Copine, a French brand that has just opened a store on Union Square in downtown San Francisco. Cop.Copine’s style is edgy and urban, a bit more high-tech and futuristic than agnes b. and Comptoir des Cotonniers, my other favorite French brands. But it’s still very […]

Profile: Fabric Designer Philippe David

The designer spotlight this week focuses on Philippe David, an artist and textile designer from France. Philippe designed fabrics for 6 Mandel, an elegant chambre d’hôte not far from the Eiffel Tower in the chic 16th arrondissement in Paris. Born in 1961, Philippe received his diploma from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Appliqués et des Metiers d’Arts […]

Comptoir des Cotonniers: French style at a reasonable price

Do you like APC and agnes b., but feel like fainting when you look at the price tags? I’ve been wearing agnes b. and APC for years. I love their modern take on classic French style, which means you can wear their clothes and accessories season after season without looking outdated. But during this recession, […]

Hotel Particulier: new concept store in Paris

I had just posted an article on Merci, a new store in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, when I found out that a new concept store called Hotel Particulier has opened in the 2nd arrondissement near the Rue Montorgueil (a pedestrian-only street filled with restaurants and food shops). Hotel Particulier is owned by Vanessa and […]

Merci: new quirky concept store opens in Paris

If you’ve been to Colette, you’ll love Merci, a new design concept store which opened this week in the 11th arrondissement, close to the Marais. Started by Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of Bonpoint (probably the most chic line of children’s clothes in the world), Merci carries a quirky mix of high fashion (YSL, Stella […]

Shopplr’s favorite boutiques in Paris

It’s impossible to come up with a Paris shopping guide that fits on one page but I’ll try. Here’s a small selection of boutiques I always visit when I am in Paris. For women’s clothing, I like the modern, chic French style exemplified by agnes b. Budget versions of this look can be found at […]