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Ines de la Fressange opens her chic bazar in Paris

When Ines de la Fressange,– L’Oréal Paris’ muse and the very incarnation of French elegance – decides to open a boutique, there’s only one thing you can do: jump with joy. Located on the Left Bank in a former foundry on Rue de Grenelle, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, her boutique is faithful to her image: elegant, refined, but not at all snobby.

©Josée Noiseux

©Josée Noiseux

A sort of sophisticated bazaar and a temple of Parisian style and lifestyle, perfect for wandering around and getting inspired.

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

As we push the door open, we get the impression of walking into Ines de la Fressange ‘s intimate world. The beautiful patina shelves and wooden refectory tables are filled with fabulous objects and pieces. And guess what? We quickly start inventing reasons to justify bringing home a little piece of Ines.

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

There are items of all kinds and for every budget. Bags designed by her favourite French artisans, delicate jewelry for big and small occasions, stylish and colourful glasses, canvas loafers as well as luxurious stilettos, not forgetting irresistible parisian notebooks, blue/white/red bags and ribbons, and french country-style dishware, cushions, and vases.

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

If you have a weakness for retro design and that laid-back “Frenchie” look, you’ll love the ‘70s-inspired bathing suits, the limited-edition clothes made from vintage fabrics and created in store by her accomplice Fleur Demery, as well as the very feminine lingerie created in collaboration with Fifi Chachnil.

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

Everything is carefully and tastefully chosen. It’s obvious the quintessential «Parisienne» is having a lot of fun, and so are we!

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

And if a trip to Paris is not in the books for now, no need to pout. All the collections are sold online and can be delivered to this side of the Atlantic.

© Josée Noiseux

© Josée Noiseux

Once you’ve had your fill at the boutique, I recommend grabbing a table a few doors down at 36 Rue de Grenelle for a quick snack at the welcoming À la Petite Chaise, one of Paris’ oldest bistros, offering classic and reasonably priced French cuisine.

Boutique Inès de La Fressange
24 rue Grenelle, 7th arr., metro Sèvres Babylone
Paris
+33 1 45 48 19 06
Closed on Sunday

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