You should also really have a Balenciaga City bag. Clémence Poésy looks so darling with hers – when is that ever not enough of a reason?
And yet, the Celine Classic bag is so perfectly subtle, and you can't be a rockstar everyday can you?
Warm up that credit card – I think you might need both of them.
And to top things off, so to speak, how about a Sarti scarf in khaki (or gray like Garance's)? The way the cashmere folds and billows around the neck – you’ll want to write a thank you letter to the nice goats who provided their woolly down!
Image: Behind the scenes of the Département Féminin Christmas newsletter.
What does an American give a French person for Christmas? An L.L. Bean boat bag, a J. Crew sweater, something by Pendleton – I know French people who leave room in their suitcases for Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies for all of their friends. I won’t talk about what French treats you should give an American, as the cool brands of perfumes and macarons tend to be well documented.
Instead I’d like to create a fantasy gift guide for a dear, imaginary luxury fiend… I work for some lovely luxury websites and this is the moment to share the things I drool over on a regular basis.
Me, I don’t need anything. (Except maybe plain, non-Honey Nut Cheerios – the French grocer’s most obvious lacuna.)