Thursday, February 10, 2011

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

"Bon marché" literally means not expensive, or cheap, in French. But this luxurious departmental store sells things that are far from being cheap. Situated on the left bank in the super chic 7th arrondissement, this IS the place to shop if you like Marni, Balenciaga and Paule Ka.

On the top floor lies J's playground, the furniture store. Here we browse through the latest Kartell chairs and gaze at mini Vitra-s for our future children. Even during the weekends, this place is hardly packed. If you have an anti-department-store-shopping husband, this is the place to bring him to to ease him into your world.

For the international community, right next door lies La Grande Epicerie de Paris- in other words, the very expensive supermarket where we can find stuff from all over the world. This is where I get my stock of Vitamin Water (although it is pretty much available everywhere in Paris now) and my little pleasures in life such as the spoon shaped white chocolate and praline whipped cream. If you're REALLY bling, you can purchase your Bling H2O here for ONLY 29€!

Sorry for the blackberry photos, I didn't think it was cool taking pictures here with a big fat camera..

Photos by Me
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone


  1. would love to go shopping here for my apartment!

  2. oh Alia... Le Bon Marché et La GEdP me manquent tellement!!! C'est vraiment un des mes lieux préférés!!!