October 18, 2005

Harrods Girl's Weekend in Paris

Oh my gosh, I FINALLY have internet connection!! Ahh, so happy! So during my no-internet weekend two weeks ago, I went to Paris with my family. We didn't get the hotel we wanted because everyone was there for the fashion week and we booked late, but we did manage to get a high-starred hotel near the shopping district at the end.

I must say that the area where we stayed and the main shopping area is dirty and crowded. And by this, I'm talking about where all the high-end stores are. I suppose the outer areas (ie. non-shopping areas) were less cramped but those were much less glamourous. Like I said to my mum, I don't see what's so supposedly romantic about Paris. The taxi drivers are rude and hotels, despite being multi-starred are just not as pleasant as hotels in Asia. Moulin Rouge is tiny, and Mona Lisa is even tinier.

However, it did open my eyes. I haven't seen so much Chloe merchandises in a store before -the store even had Paddingtons for sell! My mum decided that since Chloe stuff were cheaper in Paris than any other countries (believe me, we've compared the price to the UK, US and HK,) she bought a brown Paddington. The shoppers were actually buying the clothes in Chloe! I'm v impressed since I hardly see anyone actually purchase clothes from Chloe.

I didn't like the Hermes store though -too crowded and too many old people. There was even a guy walking around with his dog in the store, like why would you take your dog shopping with you? You can totally see the clientele difference between Chloe (where female shoppers pay for their own things,) and Hermes (where old males pay for boringly dressed females.)

This street is where loads of other high-end stores are located, and I have never felt so awed by the many fabulously-dressed people all in one small location. Everyone, whether they were tourists or locals were draped in leather and furs of the latest style and sporting lots of 'it' bags.

Sadly we didn't manage to get into the huge Vuitton store because they were preparing it for the aftershow party but we settled for a smaller store nearby where my mum and I both managed to buy a lovely Vuitton bag each.

My mum bought this monogram vernis houstan bag. It's perfect for a classy shopping trip.
I bought this monogram vernis pouch in perle. I'm planning to use it for nights out. The color makes it so easy to match with outfits, although Barneys Girl warned me that the bag may dirty easily.

Ooh, we found this shop that sells prints of memorable images. Inspired by watching Audry Hepburn movies during the summer, I bought a large b&w photo of Audrey in huge shades looking into the Tiffanys windows. I figured after I get it framed, it will be good decoration when I get rich and move out in the future. So ya, that was Paris.

22 Comments:

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10/18/2005 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Superqueen said...

What wonderful purchases from Paris!!! As for Chloe's Paddington, I can tell you that here in Italy there is not a Paddington craze as there is in the US or in the UK. You can find those bags in shops selling Chloe brand without all those difficulties that you find abroad. Ok, there is not plenty of them but it is not an impossible mission to buy one (the only problem is their price!).

10/18/2005 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! The Chloe - bag looks absolutely cool!
I´ve got a little dog, but I would never take her shopping with me.

10/18/2005 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Alelale said...

I'll go to paris in 2 weeks and i hope paddington will be cheaper then in italy.. cos i really need a good excuse to buy one ;)))

10/19/2005 1:40 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Lucky you, getting a Paddington right in the store like that!

I think Paris is overrated, but at least you get to go to Europe. The only place I ever get to go is Mexico.

^_~ Christine

10/19/2005 3:54 AM  
Anonymous Alena said...

. Ahh, Paris...the last time I was there I was stuck in an elevator for an hour and a half...they are definately more temperamental and cramped than in North America. But anywho, the bags are lovely :)

10/19/2005 4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am extraordinarily impressed by your site. Just, er, thought you should know. LOVE the fashions, and LOVE the pictures. (I know they're not yours, not all of them anyway, but they are lovely and concisely put, which was fantastic.)

Have to say, though, when I went to Paris last, we got very odd looks. I remember going to this one place for a can of Coke, just waiting for the Metro and our group to catch up, and a couple behind us were chatting about Chicago and how they missed it. We talked for a bit and then we noticed their bill. They paid three times as much as we had for the same can of Coke! All because we were Canadian/spoke French and they were American/spoke English. *shakes head* This was the third time that we watched people discriminate between Canadians and Americans. It was ridiculous.

So I have to say I wasn't overly impressed with Paris, although it was gorgeous. Rouen also carried many of the same fashions, and was quite a bit cheaper. When I went I was with about thirty others, give or take, so we had a chance to cover more of the city and then hold our own fashion shows at night in the hotel.

Anyway, this is wonderful and I will keep watching. Maybe I can a Paddington when I'm in Paris again... *eyes Montreal thoughtfully*

Admiringly yours,
A Canadian teen, on the West Coast.

10/19/2005 6:14 AM  
Blogger Fashion Freak said...

Hello! ok, first i want to tell you that your blog is very nice and i really appreciated it...the text about the movie IN HER SHOES...please can you tell me where did you get templates? I cant find a nice site to get some templates to my blog...its about fashion too...if you can help i would be very gratefull...
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10/19/2005 6:52 AM  
Blogger Fashion Freak said...

Hello! ok, first i want to tell you that your blog is very nice and i really appreciated it...the text about the movie IN HER SHOES...please can you tell me where did you get templates? I cant find a nice site to get some templates to my blog...its about fashion too...if you can help i would be very gratefull...
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10/19/2005 6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Paddington is awsome, but I must say I don't get the LV bags...

10/19/2005 8:11 PM  
Blogger CrankyBiscuit said...

What a wonderful purse vacation you had... Congrats! Regarding getting the perle Vernis bag dirty, you probably already know this, but you have to be very careful with the lighter colored Vernis. If you leave it on newsprint or something dark for any length of time, the color with transfer onto the bag and then NOTHING will get that out.

10/20/2005 3:58 AM  
Blogger eleia said...

Hi there! May I know how much did you pay for the paddington? Thanks!

10/20/2005 6:38 PM  
Blogger Moca said...

Paris is a great city. I miss it very much. When I saw the Mona Lisa I was very surprised by how small it was too.

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