Saturday, 26 September 2009

Kevin Goes To Burberry #12

Parisian Shopping Time!

On only full day in Paris, what can you do to make the best of this short stay than SHOPPING! Yes, this is the life of a 'shopaholic'...the Louvre can wait, the Eiffel tower can wait...but shopping is a top priority:-P

A hop skip and walk...okay..maybe a long metro ride away and I landed myself in St Honoré, the premier shopping district of Paris. First stop is Hèrmes where I began my search for my elusive shopping 'hunt'. Miss out on the purchase in London and I had to track it down in Paris at all costs. Unfortunately, the store in Faubourg Saint Honoré did not have what I am looking for...but the helpful sales lady (for a change! London's Hèrmes staff was horrid service!) track it down at the Avenue George store. She also helped me to reserve the piece. I was ecstatic.

Before moving along to Avenue George where Louis Vuitton is along Champs-Élysées, I walked towards the Givenchy boutique next door:-) My first visit to an actual Givenchy boutique. Decor was immaculate...lots of mirrors and spacious:-) The elusive men's collection hangs on the rack beckoning out to me at every turn...

My sights set on another item...something I spotted in London and fortunately did not buy there. Paris prices are much lower! Thank goodness:-)

With help of friendly and beautiful SA, Sandra...I acquired my 2nd Givenchy item:-P Woohoo!

Next stop is Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Gucci...I passed Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith and Laduree (macaroons). Time contraints:-( Sob sob.

Got my loot at Hèrmes Avenue George, walked past LV...and squeezed in a trip to Centre Pompidou. My day in Paris would have been perfect except for missing out on the appointment with Brieuc for LV's Jazz night. hotel was so far out that I miscalculated the time and was late. Apologies Brieuc...:-P Next time!

Will be back to Paris soon! Love the shopping there.


RJ said...

<3 a guy who can appreciate and pronounce GIVENCHY.

Ttttttttttttt said...

Love this post. Can't wait for the revelation.

Julius said...

Hi Kevin,
I´m going to London in october, did you find any Givenchy there as well? Looking for shoes from Givenchy and the studded Prada shoes.

oh fudge said...

OMG Kev, what did you get from Hermès and Givenchy?

Let me guess, you got the Rivale bracelet?

I'm more excited about the Givenchy, actually. I will hate you so much if you bought the thing I'm thinking about.

Unknown said...

waiting for your reveal with bated breath!

brieuc75 said...

don't be worry : the LV night wasn't so heavy than burberry ;-)

Michael St. James said...

can't wait to see what you got from Givenchy!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thanks Brieuc,

next time I will plan a longer stay in Paris and over the we can go shopping together. Paris is such a shopaholic heaven! I love the vibe of hopping from one store to another:-P

eLLy* said...

Hermès...Givenchy!! Show us what you got! ;)

Oh lala...Ladurée! But Pierre Hermé is my favourite!


Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Julius, prada studded shoes are found in London...but Givenchy...I have not seen them in London. They are the toughest to find:-( Paris is your best bet.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hey Allan,

what did you think I am getting from Givenchy?:-P

All in due time guys! Will reveal the purchases after my last shopping spree in London tommorrow:-P

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