Passion Points: Style
The concept of the Parisian shopping spree was made iconic by Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina, who returned from her Paris sojourn not only with cases of Givenchy finery but also a captivating new (out)look. The magical equation of successful Paris shopping spree equals an improved lifestyle was born. One of the things that makes style-hunting in the City of Light so much fun is that trusted staples on Rue St. Honoré and Boulevard St.-Germain remain as fashionable as the more cutting-edge boutiques that pop up in such neighborhoods as the Haut Marais. There’s a real sense of taking pleasure in those small, old-world shops that specialize in one exquisite item: a leather glove at Causse Gantier a watch strap at Camille Fournet embossed paper at Benneton a vintage frock at Didier Ludot. As Woody Allen showed so brilliantly in his 2010 film Midnight in Paris, the city exudes a timeless chic that reverberates throughout the ages, captivating on a first and fifteenth visit.
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Style mavens itching to get back to the French capital should enter the Architectural Digest Paris Getaway contest. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a four-night stay at Hôtel Le Bristol and a $3,000 shopping spree on fashionista Web site Moda Operandi.
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