While strolling around the Marais, I was drawn to the facade of this building. It was once a Patisserie, back in the day. But it is now the home of a lovely romantic boutique called Plume Plume. En Français, it means feather feather. Don’t you just adore that name for a boutique? Oh, the images that should conjure up. Mais oui, I had to go in!
I have a thing for displays. I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising, so I spent a year or ten doing visual display. This window was calling me…
Around the corner, I peered into this one..
Still not convinced we should go in? I promise, the best is yet to come!
I love these little vignettes that are scattered about the boutique. As you can see, it is an accessories boutique. Bijoux, handbags, scarves, hats, gloves and shoes are on offer, with a romantic, vintage feel to them. This isn’t Mango.
Pink and Black. Two of my favorite color combos and oh so very French. Magenta, hot pink, raspberry, fuchsia…I love them all. Even the boutique name, Plume Plume is scribed with a delicate flourish of hot pink on the outside windows.
Sometimes, I prefer to just drool over the decor, rather than what is for sale. I couldn’t resist both the gold mirror and the console table. Très chic!
And speaking of decor. I looked up to find this beautiful painted fresco covering the ceiling. I couldn’t help staring at it. I was mesmerized. The colors were so crisp and clear. I just adore that robin egg blue that exudes French-ness.
And the piéce de rèsistance. A lovely French, Louis the something or other, settee. With a distressed white finish and gilt gold embellishments. A perfect spot to rest your tootsies while you sip your glass of bubbly waiting patiently for your friends to finish shopping. Wouldn’t it just look lovely in your parlor?
Next time you are window shopping in Paris, stop by Plume Plume. It is a romantic feast for the eyes.
rue des Francs Bourgeois
01 42 72 30 17
Metro: St. Paul