Some Paris Impressions Prior to Shows
As usual, I arrived in Paris a few days earlier than the start of the Salon de Lingerie and Interfiliere shows. AND, as usual, it was raining in January and everything was on sale. But Paris is Paris and walking around always reminds me why this city still remains a bastion of style.
Window shopping in Paris (above) and below ~ French cheese shop and bistro where dogs are welcome!
Of course the stores were packed with bargain hunters and I shopped quite a few. Once again Bon Marche stands a notch above. From their nod to art and their updated lingerie space, this store gets the concept of “savoir faire”
The swimwear departments made the biggest impact, possibly because the merchandise was new and markdowns were nowhere to be seen.
Pain du sucre swimwear and fabulously fun bathing caps!
The shops yielded very little of the spring 18 collections, but the foresight of the mixed message and delicate web like lace could be seen in Carine Gilson’s pattern and lace melange and Roseanna’s web lace bra and coordinated pj set as well as Lise Charmel’s left bank boutique: all of which foretold an important direction from the show (more about that later).
Carine Gilson and RoseannaLise Charmel
Stay tuned for a full report next week. Meanwhile check our Lingerie Briefs Instagram Stories and don’t forget to see our Instagram profile highlights “PARIS 2018”