Thursday, February 18, 2010

Printemps, un grand magazin


I think this sign is just spectacular. The hat, the dress .....c'est magnifique!

Department stores in Paris are a shopaholic's "fix". I'm not sure if I've ever really purchased anything at Printemps , but I am very content to just wander and look! Today, images of the elegant exterior. Founded in 1865 by Jules Juluzot and designed by Paul Sédille, it now consists of three building and boasts the largest beauty department in the world. Perhaps I should have stopped there for some much needed help and a spritz of my very favorite Chanel No.5 ! Visit their website for everything this wonderful old store has to offer.

Last summer, Peter and I went to the rooftop café and took photographs from there. I thought I had already posted those but apparently not. I will do that very soon!

20 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes the logos on the cupolas.

What «Louis» REALLY likes on Boulevard Haussman next to Printemps is the food department in Galeries Lafayette. When one sees that, one realizes how important food is to the French. They really do food right in that store.

Petrea said...

Much too fabulous for my heart. Oh!

alice said...

Oui, c'est un très beau magaSin ;-))

Shell Sherree said...

Oh! Stupendously gorgeous, Virginia!!

Ming the Merciless said...

It was closed for renovation the last time I was there. :-( So I went across the river to Bon Marche.

Did you guy anything?

Harriet said...

You're definitely getting me in the mood pour mon voyage!

StyleSpy said...

Lovely. That model is Raquel Zimmerman -- she's one of my favorites. Such a classic beauty, but also a real chameleon. Like Paris herself.

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Jacob said...

The buildings of Paris continually amaze me. This is just wonderful!

Daryl said...

What a wonderful perspective, V!

Starman said...

I've been to Printemps several times but never found anything I liked at a reasonable price.

Mary said...

You did an amazing job cropping that photo. Love the glitter of the mosaic name...

Anonymous said...

My daughter bought an exquisite hat at Printemps several years ago, and I had to cry to get the large hatbox on the plane headed home. It has been worn by both daughters (and me), most recently shipped via UPS at great cost to be worn to a Mardi Gras reception. My daughter's splurge has been enjoyed many times over, always with the memory of the incredible Printemps.

Beautiful pictures as always!

Eugenie,
very near in LA

Nadege said...

Sometimes I spend a lot of money at Printemps other time it is the Galleries Lafayette, but I always go to the roof top of Printemps to eat a their cafeteria. The views are magnificent and the food decent.

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Virginia said...

Thank you everyone. I know that Printemps is a very special place for you all. I think it just a beautiful place to photograph. For me it is so very, very "Paris":) More photos from the rooftop soon.
V

Debs said...

What a heavenly place to spend money. And the view!

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Peter said...

Next time, you have to photograph the newly refurbished domes, shining in gold! :-)

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