Getting a whiff of fresh pastries, hearing someone with an accent and getting stuck in the rain are some things that immediately take me back to my summer in Paris. Thinking about running around the historical monuments, sitting outside of quaint restaurants and chic Vespa riding women send my brain into a whirl. Getting a glimpse of the ‘fashion week’ and ‘A Day in Paris’ snapchat stories made my heart skip.
Looking back at all of the lovely boutiques, museums dedicated to fashion and many French brands I got to thinking about which ones have been popular in states. The Kooples are just finishing their sample sale in New York this weekend. The Kooples and Zadig and Voltaire are two edgy brands that are distinguished, French originals. The athleisure trend has taken over The Kooples in a great way with their biker chick sweatshirts. Another brand with fresh, simple styles is Comptoir de Cotonniers. Another store in Europe that reminds me of Zara is Mango. Of course I’ve been obsessed with the luxury brands sold in their flagship stores and in the Grand Palais as well. If vintage is your poison, check out Didier Ludot which houses so many beautiful Chanel bags and fur coats. Its amazing how much history has evolved into the fashion we wear today, much of it from Paris.