Store Windows In Paris: Eclectic Mix Of Originality
By Mari Davis
Photos by FW
Photos taken: July 2006
PARIS, Jul 9, 2006/ FW/ --- It might be the middle of summer, but store windows are already in the process of changing. While some of them still display summer merchandise, some are already announcing sale events while some have changed to fall.
In Paris’ Rue St. Honoré, in the city’s first arrondissement, this eclectic mix of themes is apparent.
Chantal Thomass, the eponymous boutique of the designer who put Victoria’s Secret on the map while she is working for the American lingerie company is having a sale (Soldes means Sale in French). A peek-a-boo window with curtains that are drawn show a lone chair with a lingerie box that had been recently opened displayed underwear.
The other Chantal Thomass window follows the same idea except that the lingerie box was removed.
Next door at Collette, Rodarte, an American designer is shown at one of its main windows. Stylized flowers act both as background and props with abstract mannequins completing the display.
Collette is the hip shopping place in Paris, where even Karl Lagerfeld is a regular customer.
A store window announcing a sale event did not show any merchandise. Mannequins were wearing ‘Sale’ tees and brown bags were artfully scattered around the area.
Next door, the store window announced the arrival of fall merchandise with three headless mannequins.
Interestingly enough, the next store is still in a summer mood. A beach chair displayed a white sundress.
A.Testoni showed its classic bags and shoes, making it a window for all seasons; Same with Custo Barcelona. Though the merchandise on the mannequin is from the Spring /Summer 2006 collection, the background denotes a timeless ambiance.
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