Wowo's new store in Paris

French brand Wowo just opened a store in Le Marais, Paris. Small but very cute, this boutique is a nice complement to its neighbors of giant size Bonton and Merci. I lived in that street for many years, but it was a long time ago, when it was still part of the garment…

Shanghai's chou chou

Founded in 2006 by Carol Chyau (from Taiwan) and Marie So (from Hong Kong), Shokay aims to be China’s first socially responsible lifestyle brand. The products, for adults, children and home, are made from 100% yak down sourced sustainably from Tibetan herders in Western China.…

Real (estate) opportunity

This 70m² (753 SqFeet) boutique is a rare opportunity for who wants to open a retail space in Paris. Located on Rue du Bac, it is a few steps away from Le Bon Marche and Bonton concept store, in a busy part of Rive gauche, the "passage obligatoire", or a "must-pass-through"…

Precious summer accessory

I love summer scarves. They are the perfect stylish accessory and they are also quite often a functional, indispensable item. Wether you are switching from baking hot temperatures to freezing cold air conditioned places, or if you are climates where the evenings get chilly,…

Pour le the, chez Petit Aime

Notting Hill children's store Petit Aime is a real shopping destination in London. Most of the collections in display come from France : Bonton, Zef, CdeC, Luco, Bensimon, April Showers, Spring court, Finger in the nose, Apolline. The store also carries…

What's up at Pomme?

Atsuyo et Akiko, Ginette NY, Petit Bateau, Petit Pan, Luco, Apolline, Tamar Mogendorff, and many more cool brands are part of an inspiring  mise-en-scene at Pomme. On May 8th, the Brooklyn store will be showing the new furniture and home decor collection from…

e-store owner/blogger interview

E-store founder, blogger, mother of Fanny (4) and Sander (8), Carina Schott lives in Rhode Island. She tells Pirouette how Nonchalant Mom started, what's in her mind, what's makes her happy and proud. "I started nonchalant mom in 2004, moving to a small town in Rhode…

Meatpacking District Must See

Nothing more energizing than a tour at YoyaMart. The store has great music, a fantastic selection of books, toys, clothes and sneakers. Don't miss the Ugly Dolls in neon colors, the flower print dresses from Essentiel, the summer light windbreakers from Bellerose,…

Tokyo Baby Cafe

Japanese designer nendo surprised our eyes and senses with this innovative parent and child cafe. Located in the chic neighbourg of Aoyama, the Tokyo Baby Cafe has become the cool place where tokioytes moms & dads with kids can hang out and have an 'adult…

Spring in Paris

Flower festival for Bonpoint Rue de Tournon, Paris.

Happy spring London windows

Explosion of colors : Brazilian carnival, merry go round at Mulberry and Liberty Dreamlike pompons and surrealist manifesto at Liberty Paper dolls at Hermes

It's open!

It's the 2010 event in Paris : the opening of  the  three floors concept-store of Bonton in Le Marais, a few steps away from Merci. Industrial and retro-playful feel for this wonderland featuring a confectionary,  a hairdressing salon,…