Modern Paris Fabric Shop
While in Paris this summer, my husband was determined to take me to a fabric store. I was feeling a little less interested, mostly because we had to walk to far to get there and my feet were still sore from the day before. But it was an adventure! After walking serious miles to get there down the most gorgeous streets we found it. I walked in and expected magic. What I got was a carbon copy of every quilt shop I had ever been to in the states. I looked a round for a bit, bought from french linen and cottens designed and made in France and after a chat with the shop owners in my awkward French, we left.
I have to say I was a little dissappointed. I had expected magic. I got same old same old.
So we turned to leave and went down a different connecting street and landed upon the most amazing shop EVER. It is called Peitit Pan and is a collaboration of a Japanese designer and a French company as far as I can glean from the website. It says “Petit Pan is a Parisian brand that celebrates the magic of childhood.”
I think it does just that. The prints are small, bright, and a mix of geometrics. I think everything is more than adorable!
Peitit Pan has large lanterns, premade bedding and kids clothes, and a slew of fabrics. I loved how light it was with fun and color! Such a different take on a fabric store. I think I want to m move in. Everything was so tidy and color coded. It was pure bliss and if I ever make it back to Paris, learn to speak fluent french, I will work here until I die.
If you are curious about the quality, I did notice that the fabrics in Europe tend to be lighter weight cottons, closer to a voile than an american standard quilting cotton.