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Chic Parisian Boutiques

by habituallychic

09 . 21 . 09

I was just as obsessed with all the beautiful store fronts in Paris as I was with the doors. I fell in love with the hand painted signs and fabulous fonts. They were subtle and most of the time very simple without a neon bulb in sight. Paris didn’t seem to have any empty stores unlike New York which seems to have entire blocks of stores that have gone out of business. Perhaps Laduree would like to pick out one of them for a new shop. Hint hint!

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  1. style chronicle September 21, 2009 | 2:52 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Now I want to know what you found inside!!! I am sure you came home with lots of treasures, no?

  2. Cathi September 21, 2009 | 3:48 am

    So gorgeous!

  3. Sylvie September 21, 2009 | 3:54 am

    I’ve done the same thing, photographing shop fronts in Paris. How can you resist? i love your collection. I can really feel the spirit of the city in these. Merci.

  4. mary September 21, 2009 | 5:30 am

    I think I neeeeeeed to go to Paris NOW!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful photos and inspiration.

  5. ATADesigns September 21, 2009 | 6:06 am

    You are totally right, the French have great style. I do love boutique shops, you always find something different. I’ve just come back from Paris myself, after exhibiting at Maison et Objet, and really didn’t want to come back yet!

    Annette Taylor-Anderson

  6. Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design September 21, 2009 | 10:46 am

    Even their names sound stylish. It wouldn’t matter if they were hand written by a two year old, just reading them gives you an air of chic-ness.

  7. the NEO-traditionalist September 21, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    I posted about Laudree this morning too! I’m a bit obsessed—it’s just too charming. Moving along…GREAT post, my favorite of your Parisian posts yet! I have a bit of a boutique obsession and you clearly went to all the chicest places. Thanks for the inspiration Heather!
    XX Kate “the NEO-trad”

  8. A Gift Wrapped Life September 21, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    I miss Flamant. Wasn’t it the best?

  9. Tina Steele Lindsey September 21, 2009 | 1:03 pm

    I have always been fascinated with store fronts for as long as I can remember. The same for mirrors. Oh the tales they could tell of countless faces peering into them over the years, centuries! Thank you for a wonderful post.

  10. Karena September 21, 2009 | 2:32 pm

    Heather, Wish I could have been right there with you….what an experience!

  11. red ticking September 21, 2009 | 4:13 pm

    fantastic… love them all… and i suspect…bakeries on the next post or so??? poilane?? i hope you were able to visit this wonderful gem.

  12. HOUND HILL DESIGN September 21, 2009 | 6:25 pm

    Loved this post! Makes me want to change my store front immediately!! Thanks for sharing…

  13. The Blushing Hostess September 21, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    I cannot tell you how I have always wanted to see Zuber but I am there for the apparel and consequently, there is little time outside that. Did you go in?

  14. Mark September 22, 2009 | 12:35 am

    What is more chic than a Paris store-front? Answer: a Paris store-front at Christmas. No lights or tinsel, usually, just acres of fresh greenery swagged across windows and doors and allowed to drape luxuriously onto the sidewalks. The scent embraces you as you enter the shops and trails you as you leave.

  15. Anonymous September 22, 2009 | 1:43 am

    enuff of paris where is the substance

  16. Paula Grace Designs September 22, 2009 | 1:54 am

    The architecture in Paris in remarkable! Know wonder you were obsessed 🙂

  17. Francine Gardner September 22, 2009 | 12:03 pm

    Great post! you make me so homesick for Paris. My first stop while there is always Laduree for Macarons, Cafe Flore for a chevre chaud and french people at their very snoby best, Flamant for its wonderful interiors, flowers, and the spectacular Place Furstenberg and finally the best steak frites ever…at l’Entrecote, all these wonderful places within steps of my little gem of a hotel.