Letter From Paris: Joyeux Noël!

Letter From Paris Chantal Thomass Window

Above: Chantal Thomass Holiday Window Display.

“Parisians enjoy taking time to flâner, stroll, and delight in the discovery of charming vignettes and stories being told in every window display.”


Kathryn Kemp-Griffin, President of Pink Bra Bazaar, a lingerie charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for breast cancerby Kathryn Kemp-Griffin
TLJ’s Associate Editor for France

Kathryn is the co-founder of Pink Bra Bazaar, a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting women with breast cancer. She is also founder of  Paris Lingerie Tours and offers exclusive lingerie tours as an unusual alternative to the regular tourist attractions.

Contact Kathryn at: kathryn@thelingeriejournal.com


Beauty, kindness, and imagination make up the spirit of the holiday season. Sparkling lights give way to magical thinking and we find inspiration in the unexpected wonder around us. It’s a time of reflection and anticipation.

Parisians enjoy taking time to flâner, stroll, and delight in the discovery of charming vignettes and stories being told in every window display. The sinuous streets of Paris are full of turns and hidden surprises — especially if you believe.

Beautiful French lingerie with refined laces and couture details enchants our sensibilities and finds expression in our dreams. Take your time to enjoy this virtual promenade through the French capital. If you look carefully, you’ll find serenity and joy in the illumination of this delightful journey.

Joyeux Noël!

Agent Provocateur


Agent Provocateur
17 rue Cambon
75001 Paris
Photo taken at Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs

English brand founded by Joseph Corré and Serena Rees in 1994. Renowned for being provocative, Agent Provocateur always leaves something to the imagination.
www.agentprovocateur.com


Aubade

Letter from Paris Window Aubade
Aubade
22 rue du Vieux Colombier
75006 Paris

Aubade means “a morning love song,” and is an appropriate name for this innovative brand famous for its Lessons in Seduction. With more than 40 stores in France, the brand continues to inspire the French Art of Loving.
www.aubade.com


Cadolle

Letter from Paris Window Cadolle
Cadolle
4 rue Cambon
75007 Paris

Hermione Cadolle is credited with inventing the bra in 1889. Six generations of Cadolle women have continued the family corsetry tradition and luxury of making exquisite French lingerie.
www.cadolle.com


Carine Gilson

Letter from Paris Window Carine Gilson

Carine Gilson
18 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris

Refined and exquisite silks and lace from this Belgian designer whose bespoke pieces are often worn as eveningwear.
www.carinegilson.com


Chantal Thomass

Letter from Paris Window Chantal Thomass(2)

Chantal Thomass
211 rue St Honoré
75001 Paris

The icon of French lingerie chic. Glamorous and sensual, her collections are always playful and fully of whimsy.
www.chantalthomass.fr


Etam

Letter from Paris Window Etam

Etam
74 rue de Rennes
75006 Paris

A chain of stores in France that offers an inexpensive and youthful range of lingerie and nightwear.
www.etam.com


Jean Paul Gaultier

Letter from Paris Window Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier photo taken at Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs

An haute couture fashion designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier has always admired and exalted the female form.
www.jeanpaulgaultier.com


La Paresse en Douce

Letter from Paris Window La Paresse en Douce(2)
La Paresse en Douce
97 rue du Bac
75007 Paris

This beautiful store on the prestigious rue du Bac offers a lifestyle range of textiles and home decorations to keep style and elegance part of le quotidien


Laure Sokol

Letter from Paris Window Laure Sokol
Laure Sokol
137 rue de Sévres
75006 Paris

A chain of small lingerie boutiques in Paris that offers an elegant assortment of French lingerie.
www.laure-sokol.fr


Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché
24 rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris

Where Parisians shop. A luxury department store located in the 7th arrondissement.


Orcanta

Letter from Paris Window Orcanta

Orcanta
60 rue St Placide
75006 Paris

Owned by the Chantelle Group, this chain of lingerie boutiques offers a selection of high-end lingerie, including Chantal Thomass, Lise Charmel, and Simone Pérèle.
www.orcanta.fr


Sabbia Rosa

Letter from Paris Window Sabbia Rosa(2)

Sabbia Rosa
73 rue des Saints-Pères
75006 Paris

A designer boutique nestled in the heart of the 6th arrondissement with a selection of delicate silk camisoles and lingerie in a variety of fashion colors.


Catch up on our Letter from Paris Series

Take a tour of the lingerie world with Kathryn Kemp-Griffin and read the series from the start HERE.


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2 Comments on “Letter From Paris: Joyeux Noël!

  1. Avatar kathryn says:

    Kathryn,

    I’ve talked to you a few times at the lingerie show here in Paris. But I don’t expect you to remember….

    You did such a great job capturing the best windows this season. Jean-Paul Gaultier I think was the most creative, however I’m biased towards him. The windows at Bon Marché I always love. In my opinion they are much better than Galeries Lafayette and less crowded too. Glad you did this. Now I know what to go see this week.

    Have a great holiday!! And to everyone else too!!
    The other Kathryn- 🙂

  2. Avatar Therése S says:

    Wow, all the windows are so gorgeous!!!

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