Letter From Paris: Joyeux Noël!
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
17 rue Cambon
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.
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.
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.
18 rue de Grenelle
Refined and exquisite silks and lace from this Belgian designer whose bespoke pieces are often worn as eveningwear.
211 rue St Honoré
74 rue de Rennes
A chain of stores in France that offers an inexpensive and youthful range of lingerie and nightwear.
Jean Paul Gaultier
An haute couture fashion designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier has always admired and exalted the female form.
La Paresse en Douce
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
A chain of small lingerie boutiques in Paris that offers an elegant assortment of French lingerie.
Le Bon Marché
Le Bon Marché
24 rue de Sèvres
Where Parisians shop. A luxury department store located in the 7th arrondissement.
60 rue St Placide
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.
73 rue des Saints-Pères
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.