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In Paris: Caravane

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Caravane was founded in 1995 by Françoise Dorget. I loved exploring Françoise's store, which is dedicated to the urban, cosmopolitan shopper. Her textiles are derived from the far reaches of India and Africa, where she and her team travels for inspiration. Here is a look at what I found at the shop.

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The store manager could not have been more warm and welcoming.  She is the sort of Parisienne that you read about who just exudes chic.

1 The store manager could not have been more warm and welcoming. She is the sort of Parisienne that you read about who just exudes chic.

The tableclothes and napkins were just amazing. They were piece dyed and then sewn together. They would be perfect for Martha's home in East Hampton.

2 The tableclothes and napkins were just amazing. They were piece dyed and then sewn together. They would be perfect for Martha's home in East Hampton.

I picked up a dozen of these napkins for myself. There was no way that I could leave without taking a little bit of Caravane with me.

3 I picked up a dozen of these napkins for myself. There was no way that I could leave without taking a little bit of Caravane with me.

These ceramic fish are handmade and each one is different. It was really, really hard for me to not take one of these home.

4 These ceramic fish are handmade and each one is different. It was really, really hard for me to not take one of these home.

A decoupaged table-top with the chicest legs ever.

5 A decoupaged table-top with the chicest legs ever.

Whats even better is that you can buy the legs in various colors and then customize your own tabletop.

6 Whats even better is that you can buy the legs in various colors and then customize your own tabletop.

The Robin's egg blue and beige was such a pretty color combination.

7 The Robin's egg blue and beige was such a pretty color combination.

The variety was amazing.

8 The variety was amazing.

I am a complete sucker for plaids-especially in these colors.

9 I am a complete sucker for plaids-especially in these colors.

The perfect shape and size of bag.

10 The perfect shape and size of bag.

This is where I died and went to heaven.

11 This is where I died and went to heaven.

The facade of the shop is painted the perfect shade of red.

12 The facade of the shop is painted the perfect shade of red.

The store is beautifully merchandised with all sorts of tabletop items in addition to linens.

13 The store is beautifully merchandised with all sorts of tabletop items in addition to linens.

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Comments (2)

  • Hi Kevin, Beautiful textiles and great finds. It looks like you had a wonderful time in Paris shopping in these interesting and inspiring shops, which you are sharing with us. So Lucky! Best wishes

  • I am getting ready to go to Paris in April and I cannot begin to tell you, Kevin, how much I love your photos and comments. You have truly paved the way.

    Thanks,
    Connie

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