Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fave Raves 'Children's Fashion in Paris' #5

It only seems like yesterday that I was strolling the streets of Paris loving up the effortless chic children's Parisian fashion.  It's an innate sense of style that one is either born with or without and it has become abundantly clear that most Parisian women have it.  Does that mean we don't! Well I have to admit that I haven't come across a denim pinnie with an applique of a babushka doll, cupcake or apple.  I can't remember seeing an Amy Butler fabric skirt, frilly bloomers or reversible sundresses.  

As most of you know I am extremely passionate about children wearing clothes that capture the essence of childhood and in Europe they design children's clothes that are simply elegant and evoke timeless style.  Forget your 'Rock your Baby' here.  So here in a rather long winded blog is a one day tour of my favourite children's boutiques in Paris.

Finding vintage in Paris.  A vintage shop that sells an eclectic collection of clothing, toys and accessories.  Don't be surprised if you find a piece of classic baby Dior in here or a scary old vintage Mickey Mouse.  

108, Avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris, France

Madame Bijoux
A  vintage/retro boutique. The owner Corinnne Roussilhe, has a great eye for vintage fabrics, bricabrac and furnishings. with a workroom/studio within the shop Corinne refashions clothing  for children and adults.  The shoes, bags and accessories are priceless in character. Vintage  Prada, Dior  and Christian Lacroix to drool over.

71 rue de Lyon Paris

With two vintage shops down  and mid morning approaching I head back to central Paris to shop my favourite French children's labels.

 Alice of Paris and has three shops around Paris .   I love and admire this small collection of stylish and basic French designs, all beautifully constructed  from lovely simple cotton fabrics.  Think smock tops and tunics in  floral prints for girls and boys shorts, shirts and pants in block colour hues of grey and beige.   A great representation of French children's fashion affordably priced.   

9 rue de L'Odeon 6e St Germain

Beautifully simple, it's the fabric that says it all.

Agnes b
A mainstay in the classic, chic Parisian children's fashion for thirty five years, this brand will feature in  every wardrobe.  Stripe tees and cotton cardigans are symbolic of the range that is modern and timeless A brand that radiates the French spirit.  

Timeless elegance.   French women love to dress their children in black with white accents.  

This is the ultimate in children's clothing shopping as I walk through the store I admire a darling group of fashionistas  roaming around looking absolutely divine, and this is how they dress each day.  I soon realised that the 5 year old girl beside me was way cooler than I will ever be.  I was immediately overcome with "outfit envy" 

Front window display... heaven for a girl with a  love of vintage caravans (that's me)

Dreamy merchandising

Walking through the shop you will find quaint little areas styled to perfection.

Cubby house complete with activities to capture your child's imagination.  Shopping in Bonpoint is the ultimate experience for you and your child.

I have always been inspired by European Fashion, the simple lines and classic pieces, so it is a natural progression for my Rowantree collection to follow these basic principles.  I tailored smock tops and tunics for my daughters growing up and these days I am delighting in designing rompers, shorts and shirts for my grandson Rowan.  

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely shop! The little dresses are so adorable. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx


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