Paris Pit Stop: Dries Van Noten


the Place: Located on the Quai, along the Seine in the 6th arrondissement, sits the Dries Van Noten store.  The collection sits housed in a quintessential, quaint Parisian setting.  Once inside, it’s impossible not to be inspired by the vibrant hues and textures of the clothing, accessories and interior scape.  Rich silks and  bold prints highlight the global inspiration of the brand. Even on a tight schedule, this Pit Stop is not to be missed.

 

the Story: Dries and his partner orchestrated this Heirloom Style interior with treasures found from their travels around the world to flea markets in France and Belgium. Always in the art of effortless, Dries has managed to capture the 6th District’s artistic soul and values in a luxury environment.

 

Highlights: Stepping into the former book shop feels as if you are turning back the pages of time. This historic neighborhood is home to amazing shops and restaurants, a favorite being just a short walk away: Café Bonaparte. Here you can embrace your inner Parisian through people watching, sipping wine mid-day, and indulging in french onion soup and a Croque Madame that will change your life (trust us – the food coma is worth it).

 

Noteworthy: Britt claims “No one does a skirt like Dries“. From delicate details to poppy patterns ~ and yes, “man repelling” at times ~ everyone should have at least one in their closet. Pair a vibrant Dries piece back to a classic the lady & the sailor white tee and the results are endless.  It’s that Dries je ne sais quoi.

 

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