Dress: New Look
Bag: Gémo (French shop)
Shoes: La Halle aux Chaussures (French shop)
I love the little passages that are hidden in the labyrinth of streets in Paris, because they seem to be stuck in another time - they were built in the 19th century and their structure has basically stayed the same since. I went to the Passage Jouffroy and the Passage Verdeau, which are located in the 9th arrondissement, parallel to the Boulevard Montmartre. I rarely go in this area of Paris, but whenever I do I just have to cross these little passages to have a look at the little shops that you can find there.
Passages are either full of restaurants or of antiques shops dedicated to objects of Art or collection. You can find books, old coins, postcards, paintings, or even dollhouses (and everything you can buy to bring these houses to life). In the area is also the Musée Grévin, which is the French version of Mme Tussauds, but which I would not particularly recommend because it is quite small and the wax figures are not the most exciting. Also, I don't have a picture for it but in the passage Jouffroy is a shop that sells only walking sticks. Just telling you in case you might need one (who knows)!
The first photos of this post were however taken in the surroundings of the Grand Palais, near the Champs Elysées - again, a place I rarely go to. I tend to stay around the Tuileries gardens, the Louvre and so on, but the atmosphere in these other areas of Paris is very different and nice too.
If you'd like to see what the 'old Paris' looked like, in the 19th and 20th century, then the passages are places that you must visit! As for me, I'll be going there with a purse full of money, to get myself some cool books and postcards.
Have you ever visited Parisian passages? Did you know about them?