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January 31, 2007 • Shopping


Gabbie Perez for Second City Style Magazine

Rue du Bac is the shopping street of St. Germain. Located in its heart, it is a major vein for retail. You can find everything here from home accessories to men’s wear on this two mile long shopping haven.

Where to begin…
Start at the corner of rue du Bac and rue de Sevres at the venerable Bon Marche (metro: Sevre-Babylone). My new favorite European label is Madame a Paris
(found on the first floor). Their comfortable and casual ready to wear
is great for going-out dresses and tops. Also, check out their line of
jeans (from corduroys to dark wash to pre-faded, you will find
something you like!). Moderately priced and worthy of praise!

Continuing north on Rue du Bac, you will find Les Opticiens du Bac (92 rue du Bac). Looking for funky eyewear? This is the hot spot! My personal choice is the tortoise shell circle frames a la style editor Carrie Donovan (very popular in Paris). This small shop is also fantastic for vintage sunglasses.

Just two blocks down is my favorite boutique in Paris, Allison (83 rue du Bac). Read more…

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