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Mail order is still alive and well in France but they really only want to deal with clients who speak French, live here or have an address or agent here, and of course who pay in euros from a French bank. There are some cheaper catalogues but it's a bit of a crap shoot with them -- a lot of the materials and finishings are inferior, returning the merchandise is at your own expense, and so on. I don't shop or buy often but when I do I want to know where and how the merchandise is made, I want good service, a good return policy, and I find ... it's getting harder and harder to get quality and guarantees, in any country! If you want to buy some new ladies' clothes, I can help you order things from this place. I can be sure you get your size, that you know what you are buying, and that it gets to you safely. I do mark up for profit but it's not at the gouging point.
I've only ordered one thing which went missing from this company, and a trace was done -- someone at La Poste stole it (this is very rare). I was reimbursed -- but it took patience and follow-up, all in French, over several months, in writing. Unfortunately, the nice jacket I wanted was no longer being produced in the atelier, so I never did get that one -- someone at La Poste did. I also bought a pair of shoes from this place and once I saw them, they were not quite to my liking (I think the Queen of England would have liked them, however). No problem! I phoned, advised them I was returning them, and I got not only the credit but the cost of shipping back. Very well made, tasteful color, they did fit, but ... well, I am not the Queen of England.
One other time, they had to backorder some seasonal things I wanted, but they advised me and I said no thanks, please cancel, I cannot wait until next season. It was no problem. Fluent French is required to deal with them, and they don't offer a toll free phone number, that I recall.
This being said, whatever I did buy from them, I still own and am really happy with! (They are good about supplying extra buttons or things up front, also.) Cheap, fun attire is okay, but since I am on a limited budget, I'd rather buy quality items which are a bit more conservative. Which will last for years. Which can be altered as needed, over time. I tried to buy this way in New York, and seldom went wrong. Only the impulse buying of questionable flash was really a waste!
I saw some of that series on the 'net, in French dubbing (which was a bit weird) -- I thought Bree was the bomb! Whee, you are on your way to a new place, a new planet! I can't wait to hear and see what you think of it!!
Wow, this place is even better than that!
I have a total crush on Bree. She is one of those people that looks better in her 40s and 50s than in her 30s when she was some crazy lady on MELROSE PLACE or one of those shows.
I am getting excited to go to the undisclosed country but 1) now someone I know at the hostel has vanished (supposedly she does it all the time, but I don't know), and 2) I have to stay up all night to get this flight in the morning.
You sharpie! In fact, those things were from two places which are about a notch below this place. The medium to higher end catalogues are the way to go here. It's total hit and miss with the bargain stuff. OMG, twin sets! The only female who can look hot in one is that Bree character from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! Even Scully from XFiles looked frigid in one, but what do you want, she is a mouth-breather. Ha ha ha ha!!
Couture clothes are so weird. I've only owned a few in my life. I like this catalogue better because they are "not quite couture." It's mail order but really nearly custom made. I sure never have seen anyone else in Paris with what I bought from this place. I'd be mad if I did, but I am not a very reasonable person, ha ha ha ha! xo
It is a little spooky in Alsace cuz you think you are in "Heidi" and the teen girls are Jodie Foster lookalikes. They really love style, quality and tradition there. I bought a couture jacket there in 2010 and when I wear it in Paris people go MENTAL. It is quite a statement and so easy to care for! It is outragoues but obviously made by a high style serious artist. I love it and I got it for 80 euros cash! They threw in a wild scarf with it!!
It's actually pretty snobbish. Come to think of it, I think I did talk to the lady who owns this place two years ago. Kept it real short. She was solid business and I liked that a LOT. Alsatians are really interesting people. They all speak French now but it used to be the Rhineland and there is a German thing going on there.
Your website photo may have some clothes from this catalogue, I think, and also when you were honoured at MOMA, you might have been wearing something from there as well. However, NO TWIN-SETS as you say! =)
I swear I could have ordered 2,000 euros worth of stuff from this catalogue, easily, and it would probably have been a good move. I am about to email my two gal pals in England for you, by the way. I think a woman in most climates could get all her business clothes from this catalogue to last her for years. It seems like a big outlay but I haven't found ANY of it hard to care for. I dunno about you, but I don't go to work to be a fashion plate! I do wanna look serious, tho.
I know, I threw one away once, they were so annoyed! I wrote them a letter in French and said sorry! Seemed to work. I shop so seldom but when I do, boy howdy, I want the good stuff and I expect full service and decent terms! I think some people will be horrified at the prices in euros they can see here, but hey, as I said, I have everything still I bought from them in the past 12 years and it's goin' strong!!
I really like the stuff over at Lisafalour on Dailymotion. I look forward to when everything you have done here is anthologized in DVD format for purchase later on. Nearly 1,000 videos with bonus material that was never released. Clients already kinda get this added advantage of unlisted videos.
Whoa, I am surprised the catalogue has to be returned, but with the fabric samples, I imagine they are expensive to produce.
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