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Alert the Press!!! Inès de la Fressange Opens Boutique in Paris.


 
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 Fressange
24 rue de Grenelle
Paris, France 75007
http://inesdelafressange.fr/en/


24 comments:

  1. You, my dear Ellie, are a treasure and an attractive woman. We'd all feel a bit wanting next to Ines! Thanx for the post on her shop....c'est chic! Sally

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  2. You are prettier than you have ever been - Courage does that to people ! Love You , A

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  3. WOW, you look wonderful Ellie....and I remember your hat well !!! LOVE the boots too....I could use some new ballet's ~ such fun ~ hiphip again for Bunny ~ xoxo

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  4. I will be in Paris next week (first time) and I have added this to my list of things to do, places to go. . Thanks!

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  5. You had me with that gorgeous blue door/facade! Everything looks so lovely . I love the bags with the leather trim and rope handles and the bag that held your candle ! Some of the walls look like old stone?
    And you look very stylish - jazzy hat, scarf and crisp shirt. Glad you had fun!

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  6. Fabulous! All of it. Hope you are feeling well x

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  7. The shop looks lovely, and so do you. Don't be so hard on yourself!

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  8. She's one of my heroes..........thanks for the info. Everything is amazing. xoxo Mary

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  9. Her shop looks amazing and I love the picture of the two of you together! I feel as if I have been there buying the Ines picks, thanks for taking us along with you xox

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  10. Do I spy Chinchilly on your nails? It's one of my go-to colors aussi!

    Samantha xo

    PS I just finished reading your entire blog last night, which took me about three days. (I'd have finished in less time but I had to eat, sleep, take bathroom breaks (actually, you went to the bathroom with me but don't worry—I lit a candle), read the new PEOPLE, Instastalk my favorite decorators/designers/architects and the Kardashians/Jenners, etc.) Something you don't know about me: I, too, condemn the use of toothpicks for tooth-picking purposes. (They're not sold in the dental hygiene aisle of the grocery store for a reason, you rednecks). I was (am) going to spread the word via Instagram, but I'm still fine-tuning the hashtags. I gotta get this right the first time because it's that important.

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  11. Such a great day! Love the beige suede boots. Lots going on with you; thank you for sharing with us.

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  12. Uber cool! She recognized you and spoke with you. Very impressive! Obviously her shop will be on everyones must see list.

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  13. Great post! Who wouldn't love this gorgeous new chic shop? I put it on my list for next time I'm in Paris. You? Always chic and lovely, darling, no makeover required. Xoxo

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  14. Oh, I love her! And I happen to think you are absolutely beautiful too.

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  15. Ellie, you look lovely....natural beauty does not need makeup, and you are that!

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  16. you look incredibly chic ellie. and now i'm going to go do my nails...

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  17. No makeover for you! You look darling and chic! I love this post! How about those little rings at the back of the shoes! SWOON!!!!!

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  18. Leslie in OregonMay 30, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    You know, Eleanor, you have beautiful features and you look great (even though we can't see much of your eyes or hair in the photos). A natural beauty like yours is only enhanced by less (or, even better, no) make-up. Thank you for the visit to this fascinating store, Leslie

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  19. hi hi, just had to come visit again, just love this store and the beautiful building, the stone walls, the little window with a view, the pink flowers above the door.....I LOVE IT....so beautifuL...
    ..a place I could hide in hee hee, live there.....even more
    hee hee.....looks like tons of fun ~ xoxo

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  20. Hey Contessa! Notice Inés is wearing a pinafore just like the ones at Rough Linens.

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  21. I was so busy searching the photos for every single detail that I forgot to leave a comment! But this...this is perfection. I would like one of everything please. Truly, every single thing is just perfect. The perfect cut on the ballerines, the size of the handbags, the softness of the pillows; that she has olive branches to symbolize her connection with Provence, the shirtdresses that are heaven and of course, those camel boots which I would wear every single day until they fell apart if I had them.

    Plus, I love that she was so gracious with you. Gorgeous inside and out, just like you. And nope, that isn't the beeeest photo of you but only because we can't see those insanely beautiful baby blues of yours, no makeup required.

    As always, everyday, sending much love and strength up Paris way,
    H.

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  22. Delurking, as a relatively new reader -- 4 or 5 weeks -- to say that you may once have been pretty, but you are now unquestionably beautiful. . . makeup or no, yours is obviously a beauty that comes from within. It permeates your words here in every post, and it's surely what drew Inès across the floor to say a special hello to you.

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  23. OMG a dream come true. Every single thing is perfection. Especially you in that chic hat of yours! Bisous.

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