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Paul Smith. rue de Grenelle. A note to my icon.

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My adoration for Paul Smith and his work continues. His new boutique rue de Grenelle is absolutely amazing. It’s a step away from the vintage jumble store inspired retro boutiques that he has in England and all over the world, this is a luxury Paul that I visited. A Paul that has lent his whole image and concept to the cut above, that little bit of gold and pearl feel that you have when you step into a luxury store, whether it be on Bond Street, Maddison, Rodeo or avenue Montaigne.

I really appreciated this little change, because the shop and staff still have the same exact feel and approach that say:

We are edgy but we ain’t snooty.

I loved the womenswear collections (as always), loved the shoes (as always), the menswear (as always and I am SO into wearing my men’s Churches inspired Derbys this winter!, the accessories and the whole british retro rock vibe that Sir Smith and his brand give off.

Paul, a small note do you:

open a small english inspired tea bar in your boutiques. Serve us tea in mismatched China and retro cups.

We want to shop, use and consume your beautiful items but we also want to stay a while, to bathe in your preppy rock universe.

Actually, I am going to write you, Sir Smith, right now (or at least, to your HQ).

Yours, inspired and very in awe of your endless talent,


So, dearest reader, if you walk into a Paul Smith store one day and they offer you a cuppa, you know who to write to and thank while sipping your bergamot infused Earl Grey in a perfect Paul Smith china cup xoxoxoxo

Paul Smith boutique Paris


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  1. Anne

    Dear Fiona,
    I have always liked Paul Smith but after reading your wonderful post, I think now I’m in love. Actually, I have two new loves, Paul Smith and Paris Hues! I do think your tea idea is a brilliant one and hope it takes off. Earl Grey became my big favorite after a visit to London years ago. Thank you so much for sharing your utterly charming blog and your beautiful, generous spirit!
    Much love,

    • Fiona

      Dearest Anne, thank you from the bottom of my little heart for your warming message! With messages like yours, having a blog is just so gratifying! I hope you continue to visit me at parishues and leave your comments. In the meantime, I send you much love and many hugs from Paris and more thanks again, Fiona xoxoxoxo

  2. Ughhh. It’s on days like this that I wish I was in Europe!

    • Fiona

      I wish you were here too hihi!!! Thanks Maddie xoxoxoxo

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