The last leg of our recent trip to France found us in the city of Lyon for a few days. Lyon reminds me a lot of Boston- it oozes culture, history, fine dining and of course, like back home, it is teeming with students as a huge university center. Historically important for its production of silk and fabrics, Lyon still maintains a vibrant shopping scene with plenty of boutiques (independent and big brand alike) flanking the Place Bellecour, the main city square.
Just around the corner from our hotel, I discovered Chemins Blancs. Maria, the lovely shop owner, assisted me in shopping, told me more about the brand, and dished about Lyon in general.
The line itself, which became independent in 2007 and is designed by Monique Lener, exhibits the French characteristics I so love; good design, luxe fabrics, fine detailing, unique prints and classic cuts. Below are a few of my faves from the Spring look book (pretty much everything I tried on). As you can see, the dress I purchased also comes in a long version.....equally cute short or long in my opinion.
I wasn't able to find any retail information for the states online but I have an email in to the company and will update when I hear back. Until then, be sure to stop by any of their sixteen shops in France, you won't be disappointed!