Mauboussin: An Evening of Discovery

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin, founded as a small artisan jewelry shop in 1827, has grown from its longtime Paris boutique on the Place Vendôme into world-wide renown, adding shops on the Champs Elysées and in...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

Sparkling Baccarat

The fabulous history of the world-famous French crystal-makers (soon to have its own hotel brand!)

Singular Signature Scents: A Guide to Perfume in Paris

Scent shopping in Paris is still a singular experience, when nosing out rare, custom-made and niche fragrances.

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the VMFA in Richmond

Prepare to be dazzled by this comprehensive exhibit of works by iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. On display are over 100 exquisite garments from his haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, as well as...

My Life in Paris: A Passion for Fashion

With her gold faux-fur sleeves and sleek bobbed fringe, Theadora hits Paris Fashion Week... Amid the pop, pop, pop of the paparazzi’s cameras, I exit the Junko Shimada fashion show at the Palais de Tokyo,...

The Yves Saint Laurent Cahier de Coloriage

A top buy published to coincide with the YSL retrospective exhibit at the Petit Palais.
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Fashion’s Final Frontier in the Haut Marais of Paris

Seven years ago, when Paris’s queen of concept stores, Merci, pioneered in the nether regions of the Marais, the term “haut Marais” barely existed. In contrast to the neighbourhood’s boutique and tourist-crammed midriff, the rabbit warren of tiny streets in...

Serious Chic on the Cheap at the Dépôts-Ventes in Paris

The best French fashion needn’t cost the earth. Jennifer Ladonne takes us on a tour of the Paris stores where you can bag a designer bargain for a fraction of the retail price Shopping in...

The Little Black Dress… à la Française!

The Alliance Française de Washington D.C. celebrates emerging female French and American couture designers at their upcoming event, “Beyond the Little Black Dress.” This fashion show will revive a long tradition of the Alliance Française...