Shopping Around the French Connection

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Hermes

Old Favorite, New Neighbor

One of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands has put down roots in town, as hermés has opened on the Avenue. The impeccably chic French boutique was designed by Parisian architects RDAI; and it’s set inside the historic 1906 Greek Revival building that used to house children’s clothing store, Best & Co. An eye-catching window display by Spanish artist Pamen Pereira invites customers to venture inside. This installation art of winged saddles celebrates Greenwich’s equestrian culture and the company’s rich heritage in riding (long before its fashion fame, Hermès was a saddle and harness maker serving 19th-century European nobility). Beyond the store’s dramatic entry, all things coveted await, from the signature colorful scarves and ties to jewelry—enamel and lacquered bracelets are prominently featured—luggage, men’s and women’s clothing, swimwear, blankets, silver and crystal pieces, fragrances and more. Riders can get an up-close look at the new Cavale saddle, adding to the store’s appeal for horse lovers. With a shopping experience that transports you to Paris—yes, several salespeople have lovely French accents—a visit to Hermès will leave you dreaming of a Birkin bag, or at the very least, an iconic orange gift box. 289 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 622-3007; hermes.com

On The Edge

Need wardrobe staples that are sleek, sophisticated and a little edgy? Step into sandro, a new clothing store on the Avenue with herringbone floors and minimalist interiors that let the Parisian-designed garments stand out. The brand is a relative newcomer to the States yet already a favorite in the fashion world (seen in Vogue and Elle, and on Pippa Middleton, Justin Timberlake and Robert Downey Jr., among other celebs). With women’s and men’s collections, the store also affords one-stop shopping for the seriously stylish family. “Family is an essential value consistent throughout the Sandro brand. Our entire collection, including men’s and women’s wear, are designed by mother and son team Evelyne and Ilan Chetrite,” says Patrick Valeo, president and COO of SMCP Group, which owns Sandro. “Greenwich is undoubtedly a strong family community and a great fit for the brand.” This fall, watch for the leather leggings, colorblock sneakers, zipper-detail sweaters, black linen T-shirts and tunics, snake-print blazers and more. 200 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 863-0923; us.sandro-paris.com

High Street on the Ave

Moroccan-born designer Judith Milgrom, founder of maje, has the feminine-but-not-trying-too-hard look down pat. Her dresses and jackets, which capture the French woman’s mystique and what the Brits call the “Posh French High Street Look,” are gaining popularity in the U.S., with Alexa Chung modeling the most recent collection and twenty-five stores opening here this year including one on Greenwich Avenue. The name “Maje” is made up of initials of Milgrom’s loved ones. Her collections range from shirts to shoes in predominantly neutral tones, but with splashes of color and sexy details in luxe fabrics such as cashmere, silk and leather. What’s in store for fall and beyond: the perfect modern LBDs in long-sleeve, short-sleeve and sleeveless; pencil skirts; dolman sweaters; ombre scarves; jacquard tops and minis; tailored skinny trousers; biker jackets; and some amazing wool coats. 200 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 622-7483; us.maje.com

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.10
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Polo Benefit for Hope

    2014.08.31
     @ Greenwich Polo Club

    For the second year in a row, Virginia's House of Hope is having a fundraiser at the Greenwich Polo Club! Join us on Sunday, August...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

    2014.03.09
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...


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