LES PARISI­ENNES

India Today - - SIMPLY DELHI - by Shilpa Mehta

A tra­di­tional haveli that was con­verted into a bou­tique with white washed walls, old fur­ni­ture and crys­tal chan­de­liers, Les Parisi­ennes is the per­fect des­ti­na­tion to in­dulge in your taste for vin­tage. It’s a charm­ing lit­tle shop that is packed rack to rack with classy cloth­ing and cases of cos­tume jew­ellery and ac­ces­sories glit­ter­ing un­der soft spot­lights. Run by two Parisians, Lu­cie Salaun and Cather­ine Bar­bier, who source their ma­te­rial from sec­ond- hand ven­dors, the duo rein­vent these pieces which fo­cus on fash­ion trends from the 1960s to the 1980s. While sift­ing through their vin­tage trea­sure, you will find a unique range of 1940s swing dresses, sling leather bags from the 70s, bright plas­tic but­ter­fly brooches and sil­ver pen­dants— all quite chic and mostly af­ford­able. “It’s a place for peo­ple who don’t rush through life,” says Salaun. And that is ex­actly the spirit of the shop— one is en­cour­aged to en­joy the vin­tage hunt along with wine tasting ses­sions, art exhibitions and even French clas­sic films that are screened here from time to time.

COST Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,500 for dresses; Rs 500 on­wards for ac­ces­sories

WHERE 5B Shah­pur Jat, Dada Jungi House, Asiad Vil­lage

TEL 26496754

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