Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught on a cell phone video. I’ve been interviewed a bit for my opinion on this and, based on what I have seen thus far, personally […]
Tag Archives | Retail Remedy
Left Bank Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury. Retail Remedy: Is it possible to outdo a classic? Hermés on the rue St. Honoré is my favorite luxury store in Paris. Hermés opened a new shop on the Left Bank in December, and it is a stunner.They have lightened their approach with an airy, loft-like space on three levels housed in the former Art Noveau swimming pool of the Lutetia Hotel. At the entrance is a flower shop bursting […]
Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays. Retail Remedy: Rag dolls & dogs make for whimsy rather than traditional holiday window displays. Not so traditional Christmas, c'est si bon! There's nothing that I love more on my walking tours of Paris than to spot the unexpected, especially during the holiday season. Take these whimsical windows, for instance…Okay, the windows at Lanvin are not your conventional Christmas windows by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of cutesy dancing bears and […]
Retail Remedy: Everybody loves Lanvin! Can Alber Elbaz do no wrong? Window shop these Paris holiday windows and see… Noel au Chateau where Mr & Mrs Lanvin once lived is the theme of this year’s haute Paris Christmas windows…The windows at Printemps are delightfully enchanting this year. Alber Elbaz, head designer for Lanvin, was chosen to create the windows this year.The theme is Noel au Chateau, and represents the famous Chateau Mr. & Mrs. Lanvin lived in. Marionettes styled after […]
Retail Remedy: A fashion collection that self-recyles adds a new spin on being fashionably green. Everyday we hear recycle, recycle and more recycle. And now, Estonian designer Reet Aus had made it her fashion statement.With the help of her well-known supermodel friend Carmen Kass, Reet presented her collection last Friday at Beyond 7, at the retail launch of edgy fashion showroom Showroom Seven last Friday in New York’s Meatpacking area.The Reet Aus collection is made entirely of the recycled materials.But, […]
A REALM is a dominion of a monarch or other sovereign ruler.It is also happen to be the name of the new high fashion boutique that just opened in the heart of New York’s SOHO at 98 Greene Street by Randi Jacobson.The idea of the boutique came to Randi after being unable to get access to less known trendy designers that dwell outside of US.Jacobson decided to represent them in New York and establish her own REALM where she rules […]
Retail Remedy: While we are obsessing about Paris Fashion Week, Primtemps is in LOVE with New York! The grass is always greener on the other side of a trans-Atlantic flight…Here I am living in Paris and fending off questions about the Paris Fashion Week and the Parisain department store Printemps loves New York, my former hometown. Go figure.While Paris is overflowing with some of the most styled out fashion peeps in the world and celebrating French Chic like nobody’s business, […]
“What will the half-naked models do on their days off?The NY Daily News reports that bedbugs shut Hollister store in SoHo. Apparently bedbug experts were called in to comb the 40,000 sq ft store which forced its 2-day closing.”We caught it very early in the stages of detection,” said an Abercrombie & Fitch source quoted in the paper. “We are investigating whether this was a selling-floor issue or a back-room issue. We are continuing testing.”We were just thinking that with […]
“When we look through the looking glass, we see the Eiffel Tower.Alice in Wonderland mania has taken Paris by storm! Printemps is lighting up the the dreary, gray winter with their delightfully whimsical and chic Alice in Wonderland windows.The department store is celebrating the release of the new Tim Burton version of “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, with a very French fashion touch.Free rein was given to […]
Retail Remedy: Have yourself a very modern Christmas full of simple and clean artistic references… I especially like these clever holiday windows at the Lanvin men’s and women’s shop that have a post-modern art feel. Le Bon Marche has the most innovative holiday windows this year. Video artist Bertrand Planes has an installation of four animated videos that take center stage.The videos all humorously reference the holiday turkey.
Nothing says classic chic more than Hermes luxuryThe holiday windows at Hermes Paris always dazzle me and they truly set the bar for sumptuous, decadent, all-out luxury.
Retail Remedy: Barney’s New York Homage to Saturday Night Live for its Holiday WindowsDo you really want to see another red sequin gown in a Christmas window? Probably not. But so festive funnies just may hit the spot to have a hoot and then go shopping.