Monday, April 16, 2012

...Paris is a little chilly.

Day 4, and Paris has been unseasonably cool.  Like high-of-50 degrees cool.  Not the spring-like weather I expected or packed for.  So, while on route to Luxembourg Gardens from the Vavin metro stop, what better excuse to take a moment and stop at Eric Bompard?  Send dear husband ahead with dear children to the Luxembourg Gardens playground, and take a moment in the land of all things cashmere.
Image from Jennifer Houston.
Lisa and I first read about Eric Bompard in Parisian Chic, by Ines de la Fressange, and Lisa was in-the-know last year when she visited Paris, picking up this navy v-neck sweater that I've coveted ever since.  
Image from eric-bompard.com.
I went into Eric Bompard with an open mind, trying on several different styles of sweaters.  I'm guessing they had about 30+ styles of cashmere sweaters, both 100% cashmere, and part cashmere/part silk sweaters.  Good news, they have every color under the sun.  Bad news, no retail post in the United States yet.  Definitely a 'purchase while in Paris' item.

This batwing pullover looked chic, but was a bit short in the body length.
Image from eric-bompard.com.
This one I LOVED, the zip-back crew neck, but the fit was tough on me.  I was thinking of it with leather leggings or skinny, cropped black pants with a pendant necklace or scarf accessory. (This is the view of the back.)
Image from eric-bompard.com.
When all was said and done, I settled on 2 of the classic v-neck pullovers, wearing the "liege" colored one tonight to dinner, with leather leggings, black scarf, Hermes bangle, and Jimmy Choo snake-skin pumps.  Tres classique!
Image from eric-bompard.com (Liege colored, classic v-neck.)
And, all apologies to Lisa, but it seems I'll have to employ our rules for when friends have the same piece of clothing.  I couldn't leave the navy one behind.  Lisa, you have dibs!  ~ JH

7 comments:

  1. Sisi from Helena, MontanaApril 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Love this post! Are the sweaters fitted? How are your business cards working out? Keep shopping and blogging PLEASE.

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  2. Hi Sisi! Yes, the sweaters feel fitted...those French women are so skinny! The 'fitted' version of the sweaters were skin-tight on me. Will be posting more. Thanks for reading!

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  3. May I ask what size did you end up buying that gorgeous navy v neck sweater in. Just gorgeous

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    1. Hi Anna-lisa, cannot recall the size and I'm not near the sweater for a little while. Will post when I can get you the size! Thank you! - J

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  4. Hi Ladies, Eric Bompards Autumn Winter collection will be available shortly. Now comes the dilemma with Classic, Fitted or the new Hugs Collection. Oh and the sizing! I am so excited and hoping that one of those coveted Navy V Neck sweaters will come my way.

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    1. Anna-lisa, the sizing of my Eric Bompard Classic v-neck is a 'M'. I usually wear small to medium tops or in number sizes, 8. The Fitted runs much smaller, and on me, the Classic feels fitted. Hope that helps!

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  5. Really an amazing post and great ideas! if you want to look stylish find your desired choice of v neck pullover hoodies and winter clothing at wholesale rates!

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