June 22, 2010
Come with me to the 6TH Arrondissement

After breakfast at Café de Flore ...

Let's go to Jonak (70, rue de Rennes) for an inexpensive fun pair of shoes. No one wants to buy designer clothing and shoes that are more in Paris than at home. Not all the shoes at Jonak are fabulous but you are bound to find something you love that no one will have at home.

Next stop is French designer, Vanessa Bruno (3, rue de Fleures) who is sold in America but there are no freestanding stores. We must see all that is Vanessa and pick up a trendy canvas cabas tote with sequined handles. Comes in many color combinations. We might even see Charlotte Gainsbourg there.

Isn't buying lingerie in Paris de rigueur? PRINCESSE tam tam is next (2, rue Guichard). There is a certain je ne ie sais quoi about this little shop, maybe it's the magic of naming your store after a Josephine Baker movie. I love everything... the designs, the simplicity, the sales help and the name is beyond.

There are so many shops in the 6th that you will all go off on your merry ways but before you do … another amazing place for a bargain is City Pharma (26, rue du Four). Stock up on your favorite French and European brands like Weleda, Biotherm, Roc, Caudalie, Phyto, Vichy and Bioderma. I bought some LaRoche-Posay sunscreen for $12. Practically worth the airfare!

and a lovely place to rest your feet … Ladurée (21, rue Bonaparte).


  1. seasontotaste says:

    Beautiful! And glamorous just like you...

    June 23, 2010 at 10:22 AM

  2. MARCY CARMACK says:

    How kind and generous you are, season!

    June 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM

  3. Pauline

    Nice article and great selection of French brands!Can't believe you know the pharmacie on rue du Four! almost a Parisian!

    June 24, 2010 at 2:39 AM

  4. Claudia / Adeeni says:

    I love that picture of you in front of Dior Marcy. Makes me want to book a trip right now.



    June 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

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