stephmodo: Maje


• 14 October 2011

Walking through Paris department store Printemps last week made me feel like a giddy school girl.  And while I'm sure it would've been even more fun to go on a shopping spree, I still had a great time just browsing.  One could describe the experience as a real-life version of Pinterest--lots of eye candy in one location :)  I always enjoy getting a sense of what's fashionable in Paris, and then keeping my eyes peeled for similar looks that are more in my budget. 

Hands down one of my favorites was the Maje boutique (they also have free standing stores in Paris as well).  The minimal palette was simple yet striking {the tomato red is my favorite} and the classic lines appealing too.  I fell in love all over again with Peter Pan collars...they are just darling paired with a menswear-inspired pant.  Just the perfect amount of femininity here girls. 

Also noteworthy:

1. Maje will soon have an online presence here in the US...until then New Yorkers can take advantage of their upcoming debut in the Big Apple.  Lucky ducks.

2. The model you see on the home page is romance novelist Danielle Steele's daughter.  Random.

Last, this was my first time going into Printemps (somehow we always end up at Galeries Lafayette down the road).  It was fun to note the differences between the two...if you've been to both, what is your opinion? Which do you like better? }


  1. I was just reading about Maje's U.S. arrival! I've seen their beautiful stuff on Net-a-Porter and have been eyeing a dress for awhile. Love their classic look.

  2. What a beautiful line! I wish they made it here to Canada, too. I love the combination of simplicity and femininity in this line. How very chic!

  3. I love Maje! I prefer Printemps hands down. They carry edgier, more directional brands that I love (Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela) The store has more of a youthful vibe, though you can't beat the inner dome of Galleries Lafayette. You should really check out Le Bon Marché. It's much more laid back, easier to shop, not as crowded with tourists. They have a great home interior/stationary floor too. Plus La Grand Epicerie at Le Bon Marché (amazing food store) is across the street and the Conran Shop kiddie corner.

  4. They're not open here in NYC just yet! (But I can't wait—they'll be just down the street. Good for me, bad for my wallet.)

  5. Oh my goodness, thanks for sharing this! Completely fell in love with the red cape dress!

  6. Oh my, I love this clothing line. Thanks for introducing me! And the color palette is beautiful.

  7. so pretty! love that red dress! x

  8. Stephanie, good points about both. I think you're spot on. I have been to Le Bon Marche, but have only really looked at furnishings there (we were on a buying trip for La Maisonnette). We did eat there as well...great place to pick up delicious food!

    Smith and Ratliff...thanks for the heads up. Yes, you are one lucky girl! Watch out :)

  9. I've always preferred Printemps for some reason. I think because it feels less hectic and more youthful than GL. However, my all-time favorite is Bon Marche. And you can't beat the Grande Epicerie!

  10. I'd never notice Maje before--thanks for sharing. LOVE the Peter Pan collars. Oh to be French and so effortlessly chic!!

  11. oh I love these outfits! welcome autumn!

  12. May I have one of everything, please? I am in love with Maje.

    I prefer Galleries Lafayette, mostly because I like the circular set-up and the beautiful dome. I agree with the recommendations for Le Bon Marche as well, it's so great. Thanks for posting about this, I love reminiscing about Paris.



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