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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

Capes, no longer reserved for superheroes and academics, have been making a comeback. This was the first season that I saw Parisians wearing these little wonders en masse. As a whole, those who walked the boulevards—strolling or dabbling in some idle Paris shopping, perhaps—wore their capes quite conservatively.

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

There are coats that you can make a style statement with and coats that just keep you warm. Now that the first day of spring has come and gone and the Paris shopping scene looks a little brighter, we Europeans know we still have to keep warm—but at least most of us won’t be bundled up in huge parkas. It is the coat that must make every outfit work and work with every outfit. Here’s a selection of pieces […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

As we begin our warm-weather Paris shopping—and ask winter to kindly leave as we beg spring to spring—we have to admire the cold-weather ensembles that the ever-chic Parisians have put together in these frosty months. Here are a few of my favorites.

First, a romantic look in Pigalle that proves winter doesn’t have […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

There’s still a chill on the streets of Paris, but we all hope spring will take over the city and Paris fashion at any moment. Until then, women are keeping warm and looking fabulous in woolly hats.

From edgy black unembellished numbers to clouds of soft white wool and fur pom-poms, it is worth taking note of beauty and the beanie. From what I have seen, Parisians don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup, but when they do, Paris easily becomes one of the best cities for luxe understated looks.

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

I am in love with the variety of boots being strutted around the boulevards of Paris. Good boots are a weekend must for strolling around the markets by Ledru Rollin, going to brunch in Belleville or doing a little Paris shopping in le Marais.

With the changeable weather, ankle boots have been proving a hit come rain or shine. Some are beautifully embellished. Of the pairs I spotted, my favorite was cowboy influenced and embroidered with an explosion […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

With its roots firmly planted in French culture (the headwear gets its name from Victorien Sardou’s character Fédora) you’d expect to see the fedora everywhere in Paris, and indeed I spotted a great many—but not on men. In our devotion to Paris shopping, we’ve borrowed every other item of clothing from “men’s” wardrobes, so it was inevitable that this hat would have its turn.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: soft, feminine blouses and hard-edged leather are a darign but sweet fall trend in Paris street fashion

Seen on the Streets of Paris: Ladylike Blouses and Luxe Leather

Two Paris street fashion trends I liked this week: simple blouses and leather jackets.

My first sighting was a gorgeous top (on a gorgeous woman) outside Shakespeare & Company. The blouse had an open neck and wonderfully asymmetric lapels. This lady’s haircut and black cigarette pants let the neckline shine on this piece.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: Trimmed in Fur

It is very cold in Paris now with chance of snow. Snow adorning the boulevards is not the only thing winter has brought to the City of Light: the ever-remarkable Paris street fashions have been trimmed with fur.

Fur, real or faux, lifts the simplest black coat and skinny dark blue jeans to a new level of sophistication and even a little decadence.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris

Parisians and savvy holiday makers grabbed summer outfits that had lain dormant in their wardrobes during two months of rain.

At the first sign of sun, some emerged tentatively in jeans or paired shorts with boots.

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