Many people who visit or live in Paris remark that one of their favorite ways to pass time there is simple wandering the city streets, doing nothing in particular. During my few trips to the city of light I have been no exception, planning a lot of time to slowly meander across the city between museum visits and people-watching in cafés. Not only is the architecture and style of the people beautiful to observe, but many of the little shops and displays as well. Here are a few that I saw and liked in Saint Germain and Le Marais on my last trip.
I saw this beautiful, vibrant dress in a shop window along Boulevard Saint Germain, and loved the sort of Mad-Men-esque silhouette. Unfortunately the store was closed, and you can see me reflected there, only carrying a small shopping bag from a bookstore though.
A beautiful ballet-inspired display at Repetto (purveyor of lovely ballet flat shoes as well as real dance shoes) in Le Marais.