Snapshots of Shopping in Paris
Mama was lagging behind as we made our way through the Tuileries.
Jet lag had caught up with her on our first full day in Paris, and we all needed re-fueling after a morning of walking and sightseeing.
we hit the Champs-Élysées.
The Grandest Boulevard in all of Paris.
The one where all the shops are.
And suddenly, Mama recovered her energy.
These two gals are as different from each other as “chalk and cheese” as they say here in Britain, but one thing they share in common is their love of shopping.
Myself, I am not much of a shopper, but the storefronts and shops in Paris are beyond gorgeous.
The shopfronts are works of art in and of themselves.
So while Mama and Anna shopped, I took photos of storefronts.
Many, many storefronts.
Like this funny dress shop that looked like a bookstore.
The next day we went to Le Bon Marché, where everything is crazy expensive, but Anna and Mama each found a little something to buy just to mark their experience.
Anna bought a lipstick with a built in mirror from the cosmetic counter, and Mama found a shirt upstairs.
While she was trying on clothes, I rode these gorgeous escalators and took photos.
Here is one of the places in Le Bon Marché where you can try on clothes. Hello fancy.
Next to Le Bon Marché is La Grande Epicerie, which is to food what the Le Bon Marché is to clothes.
Again, the displays in Paris make buying salted caramels and even radishes a delight.
There was no end to our shopping (and window shopping) in Paris.
We shopped for flowers for our apartment.
Which was lovely by the way.
And for art on the streets.
And for food. There was much shopping for food, of course. Eating and shopping and eating and touring and eating and reading restaurant menus. So much food.
But that’s next week’s theme,
Food in Paris!