New Pop Up in Brussels

  If you plan to travel to Brussels, don't miss the pop up store We were Small on Rue de Flandre 162. It will be open from September 10th till November 9th. A great occasion to get great refills of tees, hoodies and jersey dresses.

Oeuf at LFG

  Oeuf is an American brand created by Sophie Demenge and famous for its clean, beautifully made cribs and bedroom furniture. About 3 years ago, the brand launched their knit collection, "Oeuf Clothier", successfully sold across the US. Good news : the brand is finally…

“Neutral” windows at Selfridges, London

  New windows at Selfridges, entitled "Neutral". A nod to Bourgeois/Boltanski/Beuys in some places. Minimalism, repetition, collection, rough materials, neutral tones. Far from the bling, it is an interesting thing!    

Charity store of a new generation

  Fara Kids, freshly opened, is located in one of the most desirable shopping streets of London next to prestigious children's brands. The shop is as large and as beautiful as its neighbors,  but it is not  competition for Caramel Baby & child, Burberry, I love…

Atelier Mandarine, Shanghai

Atelier Mandarine is located in the heart of the lively Taikang Lu area, in a vast first floor loft space. The store carries a great mix of Shanghai and Hong Kong based brands and offers a large array of products : clothing, shoes, accessories, books, bedding, home…

Indispensable Tada!shop…

+ + + = my selection of the day at Tada!shop   An online heaven is born with Tada!shop Going beyond the image that you click on to make a purchase, Tada! gives real sense to internet buying with "create a look", a function that allows browsing categories horizontally until…

so-cute.biz

  There are more and more great online stores of all kinds on the net, and it is a very nice thing to have so much choice, just a click away. Like in real life, one can wonder around large e-stores who carry hundreds of brands, or push the virtual door of smaller, more…

Interview of a Chalkboard (Shanghai) Store Owner Anita Wang

Anita Da Silva (Yan Yun Wang if you call her by her  Chinese name), is the founder of Chalkboard, the first Shanghai based children's store selling Western designers. Her assortment includes Kicokids, Hunter, Si tu veux and a nice selection of accessories, toys, home…

Feeding tricks

  I am sure we all played the same tricks to make our sons and daughters eat, around 18 months. A spoon for papa, a spoon for mama, the little train, the little car brings food in your mouth, etc. At Bonton in Paris I found that marvelous neon color spoon shaped as a plane. So…

Wowo's new store in Paris

French brand Wowo just opened a store in Le Marais, Paris. Small but very cute, this boutique is a nice complement to its neighbors of giant size Bonton and Merci. I lived in that street for many years, but it was a long time ago, when it was still part of the garment…

Shanghai's chou chou

Founded in 2006 by Carol Chyau (from Taiwan) and Marie So (from Hong Kong), Shokay aims to be China’s first socially responsible lifestyle brand. The products, for adults, children and home, are made from 100% yak down sourced sustainably from Tibetan herders in Western China.…

Real (estate) opportunity

This 70m² (753 SqFeet) boutique is a rare opportunity for who wants to open a retail space in Paris. Located on Rue du Bac, it is a few steps away from Le Bon Marche and Bonton concept store, in a busy part of Rive gauche, the "passage obligatoire", or a "must-pass-through"…