{at the shops: ralph lauren, paris}








. . . there has been much talk about ralph lauren's new flagship store in the quartier latin on the left bank in paris: housed in an 18th-century city mansion across the boulevard saint-germain from the café de flore, it was built on the foundations of an old monastery and completed in 1754; over the centuries, it has been a private home, the dutch embassy, the carnegie foundation for international peace, and, most recently, a government office building

through the carriage entrance and cobblestone courtyard is where you will find ralph's, the shop's polo-chic restaurant with tables in the old stables, {in the summertime, the courtyard}; there is a bar in the old tack room, and the place is enveloped in warm wood and leather chairs; here, you will find a menu of american classics -- new england clam chowder and maryland style lump crab cakes, crispy southern fried chicken, and, of course, seared double RL ranch steak . . .

{p.s.} previous at the shops:
* neology by mina, brooklyn
* mrs. press, australia
* rothschild & bickers, uk
* billy bride, australia
* satomi kawakita, new york

{all images by alix at the cherry blossom girl; some background from newsweek}

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Blogger Anna Walker said...

They do everything better in PARIS! :)


October 27, 2010  
Blogger Jen of Made By Girl said...

Didnt even know the store was ever that GLAM looking..guess it must be because its in PARIS... :) Love it.


October 27, 2010  
Blogger DiamondsandTulle said...

I've been searching for the perfect toggle coat - love that one!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Heather said...

take me to paris.....beautiful! thanks for sharing...

October 27, 2010  
Anonymous Carrie Leber said...

what beautiful images and a great way to start the day. thanks!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger quintessence said...

Have heard wonderful things about the store - and your beautiful shots confirm it!!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Layers and Layers said...

I actually stood outside on the street looking in ... It's perfection! the restaurant was all set up and awaiting it's first lunch guests....*le sigh. It's lovely to see some of the details inside as well :) Thanks for sharing.

October 27, 2010  
Blogger VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Awesome shoots! I love it!


October 27, 2010  
Anonymous Kim D @BrideGoggles said...


October 27, 2010  
Blogger christine {bijouandboheme} said...

How I would love to be Paris and in that store right now- gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Frozen Fashion said...

This will be my first stop on my next visit to Paris:)

I love the Chandelier.

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

just another reason to go back, as if we've ever needed that..

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

ooh la la!! love the chandelier!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Julia said...

Amazing how these photos can convey so much. I see refined, soft, elegant, timelessness!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Ralph Lauren knows how to create a feeling, that just about says it all. Sooo beautiful. All of the details!

October 27, 2010  
Blogger Cara said...

BEYOND fab!!

October 28, 2010  
Anonymous Bardot in Blue said...

had the pleasure of eating on the terrace this summer...had the ralphs burger and santa barbara salad (YAY for my hometown!) it was delicious but you know the best thing of all there is not the american food but the AMERICAN SERVICE that you just don't find elsewhere in Paris :-)

xoxo Bardot in Blue

October 31, 2010  

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