Paris Chic & Trendy
Designers' Studios, Hip Boutiques, Vintage Shops
By Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine
Photographs by Sandrine Alouf
"Ribes-Tiphaine's pocket-size book is essential for armchair and real-world shoppers alike." —Vogue
How do French women manage to look sophisticated, casual, and unique? They may have copies of Paris Chic & Trendy, a savvy guide that describes 54 of the best boutiques, designers' studios, and vintage stores in the French capital. Some are small studio-shops run by up-and-coming designers, featuring only their own work (and maybe that of a few creative friends). Other stores showcase a sophisticated edit of pieces from seasoned designers who supply French fashionistas with "must-have" items every season (think Jamin Puech handbags, Agnes B. striped t-shirts, Repetto ballet flats). The pages of this pocket-sized guide are overflowing with colorful photos of each shop and their merchandise: jewelry, lingerie, shoes, handbags, separates, dresses. Sweater sets, stilettos, and boots; trench coats and LBDs. It's all in Paris Chic & Trendy, the "go-to" guide to find the most stylish shops in the most stylish city in the world.
About the Author
Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine has written for Vogue France, and is now a freelance writer for ELLE, Atmosphere, Rendez-Vous, and France-Amerique.
About the Photographer
Sandrine Alouf's photographs of clouds have been installed along the platforms of the RER Luxembourg station in Paris in an exhibition called "A ciel ouvert" ("Open to the Skies").