If you don’t know it already, I am completely obsessed with Inès de la Fressange. She is the epitome of French chic. Before we go any further, let’s take a step back in time to April, 2011… When I met Inès for the first time… Check it out HERE.
Fast-forward to today May 2015… When I met Inès for the second time!
Why? How? Pourquoi? Comment? Where? Où? When? Quand?
Because Madame de la Fressange opened her new shop this week!
Yes Yes Yes! Oui Oui Oui!
So, of course I had to go! Mon Dieu!
This shop is everything that you would expect from Inès! C’est formidable! My friend Yolanda asked me what she was selling at the shop and my answer was… Uhhh, everything including the kitchen sink! Dresses, striped foutas, navy blue embroidered jackets, perfect French flats, gray suede high heels, bedding, candles, wooden cheese platters, sunglasses, jewelry, vases, pillows, purses and yes, even a broom! Like I said, everything… Everything chic that is. The shop is located at pretty much the coolest address in Paris… rue de Grenelle. I don’t think you could get a more patriotic shop in Paris because the entire color scheme was in homage of the colors of the French flag… Inès’ signature colors. Let’s take a look…
I wasn’t 3 feet deep into the shop before she appeared. Yes, my friends, the iconic Inès was actually in her shop… Working. I almost had a heart attack. There she was, swan-like, tending to her flock fussing over this and that making sure everything was perfect. And then, she saw me. I swear to God, I am not exaggerating one little bit… She made a beeline over to me, placed her hand on my arm and said, “So nice to see you. Thank you for coming.” I’m pretty sure we are best friends now. Okay, I’m going to show you a picture but I want to preface the picture by letting you know that yes, I know I look like an idiot. I swear to God I used to be super pretty but today I completely recognize that I look like someone who needs a complete makeover. Note to self: wear more makeup. But, let’s just focus on Inès for God sake.
The shop was absolutely packed with shoppers… Not just regular shoppers… This was the crème de la crème of Parisian chic. They all came out of their apartments just to see what all the fuss was about and they were snapping up everything left and right. My personal favorites were the camel suede ankle boots, the French flag red flats, the little leather coin purses for those extra euros, the blue and white pillows and of course the handbags.
Because my husband is the sweetest man on earth, he bought me a little souvenir... A perfectly French blue tuberose scented candle and of course, it was perfectly packaged. Take a look…
This is definitely a must-see shop and there is something for everyone… Everyone chic that is. :-)
Vite! Vite! On y va!!!!
Inès de la Fressange24 rue de Grenelle
Paris, France 75007