Well, it's a good thing the markets rebounded yesterday, as we did a bit of shopping. We spent a few hours wandering around Le Bon Marché, especially Le Grand Epicerie. (While we were perusing the wine section, a Frenchman who was also browsing says to us, "these are ridiculously priced, you can get at Monoprix for half the price!")
Even though I saw the 2.55 of my dreams in the Chanel window, I left LBM with only another Gerard Darel bag (this one in a muted bronze metallic, which goes with everything and which was still pretty reasonably priced). "Oh, this is the last one," the sales woman said to me, "VERY popular, they sell very quick!" I tried on a very cute pair of ankle boots that had a kickin' attitude (by Clarks, whoda thunkit?) but the zippers didn't stay zipped, so no sale. Mon mari purchased a set of battery powered salt and pepper grinders, which were on sale.
Walking back to the hotel, we stopped into a boutique with some beautiful jackets and scarves in the window, and I walked out with a gorgeous silk-wool shawl, dark olive with gold threads running through, which I ended up wearing out to dinner last night. We dropped the bags off at the hotel, and went to Fragonard to pick up some gifts. The very helpful (and pretty) sales woman actually talked the hubby into trying some new fragrances, (he's been a Polo man for a couple of decades) so he had something new to wear last night as well.
Thanks for materfamilias for the recommendation for Le Nemrod. We had a lovely lunch there (nice salads!) and it's a fabulous spot for Parisian-watching. I've been taking mental style notes, which I'll recap at the end of the week.