With its fuchsia pink shop front and its prominently displayed tulle marriage dress surrounded by paper birds, L’Appart by Cendrine is forthrightly whimsical. But don’t be fooled by the girly-girl façade – inside is all elegance and class. Structured black and white Chanel dresses sell for €690, red striped blouses by Isabel Marant fro €129 euros, teamed with Louboutin shoes.
Cendrine explains 'I invest in both the big names of high fashion like Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé, Hermès and also in brands that are a little more sport-chic like Sonia Rykiel and Paul& Joe. Everything is about 70% less expensive than in a boutique.'
Still, you will need to come armed with some serious cash and not be larger than a size 40 (UK size 12). At the back, a small room serves as a space to talk about personal styling over a cup of coffee, and a third, small room is a showroom for young designers.
|Venue name:||L'Appart by Cendrine|
34 rue Faidherbe
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12mid-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Faidherbe - Chaligny|