A French Boutique - steal these ideas

I have always dreamed of having my own boutique, and this one I found on the back streets of Metz France was incredibly inspirational. It is a mix of vintage and new items - all artfully arranged in an inviting color palette.

There were some clever display techniques, and lucky for me the owner was on the phone so I snapped display photos of this gorgeous store. 

I introduce to you: Les Ames Galantes!


How cool is this entrance?

This is the table at the entrance. Covered with newsprint and lacquered. Brilliant.

A simple screw hook into the ceiling supports a sheer panel - all connected with delicate ribbon ties. So clever. You could do this trick anywhere in  your home.

Purses are hanging by nails protruding from the wall. The hanging chain rack was the same thing used to hang the clothes. Just use a larger ceiling hook - and voila, an instant rack for anything.

Need a changing room? A circular shower rod with a pretty fabric provides privacy without being bulky.
Sorry - I didn't get any pictures of the merchandise. I will get more on my next outing - which lucky for you is today!

9 comments:

Pleemiller said...

I love traveling with you....

clutterholic said...

That's a neat little changing area for a small boutique!

Megan said...

LOVEEEE this! I wish i was there too! i think owning my own boutique would be GREAT one day... and i seriously love newsprint looking tables like that!

Talitha said...

Cute shop, great decorating and I bet the clothes etc in the shop will be amazing and chic.

Talitha xx

Miss K said...

i'm seriously in love with your pic posts, i love seeing the new places!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How adorable! I love the look of this place.

AC Quigley said...

The entrance looks like a great place to sit and people watch! Nice photos!
Andrea (new follower!)

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Hi everyone. So glad you're liking the travel images. This is something I have always wanted to find online - the inside scoop of European stores.

Coming up in the next few days I will post store fronts and some of the home decor trends over here (including photos of merchandise). Didn't get yelled at for that one yet :)

Andi said...

I love it!