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

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • 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...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • 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...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

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    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • 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!...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...

  • Sweat for a Cause

    2014.10.05
     @ SoulCycle Greenwich

    The Young Women's League of New Canaan (YWL) is sponsoring its first fundraiser of the season, "Sweat For A Cause" at SoulCycle...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....


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