Well, we’re half way through our buying trips now. We’ve had shows/fairs in & around London and recently returned from Paris. Without sounding cliched, we discover something new about this wonderful city every time we go there. I guess it’s the same with every great city. Anyway, here’s a few photos we took that will be going on our mood board for the coming season. We took a fair few pics in the Louvre – If you’re even slightly interested in art, architecture, or history, it really is stunning, well worth checking out. And absolutely huge! You really need a whole day to explore it properly. So here’s some things that inspired us………..
We go over to Paris twice a year and every time, before we go, we always start to wonder about whether we’ll get out of it as much as we hope. We wonder if we’re going to find the right products for the season, new products, new suppliers and probably most important of all…we hope we’ll be inspired. Well, as usual we needn’t have worried. The trip was fantastic on all fronts.
Anyway, the plan now, is to get the right stock in at the right time, which can be frustrating when dealing with some continental suppliers. They tend to do things their way, whether you like it or not. C’est la vie! It’s always worth it when it arrives though, and by the way, the new stock will start coming in, in a couple of weeks and continue coming in up until December. We’ll be posting some of it here, so watch this space.
Couple of great places for lunch…………..
As planned, we had a day to wander round the city, and the highlights, in no particular order were:
Tea at Merci…..
Wonder at Dayrolle…
The allure of the flea markets …
……..for Deb it was discovering new boutiques in the Marais. And for me, it was finding these little Pathe baby film rolls featuring Charlie Chaplin movies!
Now if only I had something to play them on…………
So, it’s that time of year again, when we’re off and about, here there and everywhere buying new stock for the season ahead. (Sorry, but Christmas starts early for us!!)