zara home - 2 blvd de la madeleine
habitat - right next door to zara home
i looked at et vous (for a jerome dreyfuss bag) and maje again because they were just around the corner, but no luck.
et vous - 271 rue st. honoré
maje - 267 rue st. honoré
next we made our way down to the comme des garcons parfum store. i've wanted one of the scents from the red collection for about 2 years, and i finally got one! i ended up getting sequoia from the red collection - a mixture of sweet and woody scents, and rhubarb from the sherbert collection. i had never smelled it before, but i couldn't resist its aroma! i still can't get over how good of a deal these were compared to the one store that used to carry cdg perfumes here in vancouver. the two combined were cheaper than one back home! success.
we went up to repetto next. i was hoping to get two pairs of ballet flats, but they didn't have a single pair i wanted in my size! i couldn't believe it! it was very busy there as well, it took a while before somebody could check for my size. they did have such a huge selection though. i love the new metallic blue colour for spring.
next we went on a search for where i thought was the new uniqlo store. wrong. what we found was the marketing/publicity firm. luckily there was a tourist "help center" nearby so we got them to find the right address for us. we discovered that the new store is actually located in the big shopping center in la défense, about a half hour metro ride away from the city. we decided to reserve that trip for saturday.
we made our way down the rest of rue st. honoré and hit comptoir des cotonniers and colette.
comptoir des cotonniers - 342 rue st. honoré
i was too hungry to focus in here. i tried on a few things, but no luck. i knew that there was other stores, so i didn't worry.
colette - rue st. honoré
colette was busy and rather disappointing. i love their mascots cap&pep, and i was hoping for more cap&pep goods than they had. i ended up getting the cap&pep 2008 calendar and tore myself away from a junya watanabe jacket (so amazing).
we had lunch at kunitoraya noodles, which i highly recommend. best to go after the noon-hour rush (as we did) if you want to avoid standing in a line-up stretching down the street. we ate in the underground area, which was so cool. it was as if it was carved out of stone.
kunitoraya noodles - 39 rue sainte-anne
next we went off in search of one of my messiah's....rick owens. ugh. that store is no fair. torture i tell you! what made it worse was there was a woman in there buying a shit load of stuff. there was the most beautiful coat, but i couldn't blow almost half my budget on a coat. le sigh. one day.
rick owens - 130/133 galerie de valois (access inside the jardin du palais royale)
we made our way over to forum des halles which was crazy busy! châtalet les halles metro stop is a major intersection as just about every line connects with it. i picked up some sleeping pants from h&m because mine were in our checked bag which still hadn't shown up yet, and jon needed an outlet convertor so we could charge the camera battery and iphone. we headed back to the hotel and lo and behold our lost bag was there!! hallelujah! i could wash my hair!
the carousel at les halles
after resting our feet for a while, we set out to check out notre dame and get some food. i've only ever seen notre dame in the daytime, so it was really great to see it at night. it's one of my favorite things in paris. it's so beautiful i could stare at it for hours. jon took some creepy-like photos of it which i love.
i had marked down this restaurant that was supposed to be good, but when we got there it was waaay too expensive. so we wandered the other way and found a delectable dish that we couldn't resist. a french fry stuffed pita. soooo good. i don't even want to know how many calories it was.
candy shop down the street. i love haribo!
on our way back to the hotel we stopped to take some pictures at the pantheon.
stay tuned for day 3: le marais