Fleur De Paris!
The storefront window alone is worth the trip! Shiny glamorous, sparkling stunning clothing, evening gloves, 1920’s style speakeasy coats trimmed in chinchilla (I’ll only buy faux!), but their main claim to fame?
Fleur De Paris has the most incredible array of hats—from 1920’s diamond flapper hats to English riding hats to Kentucky Derby stunners. If you are a high roller and in the mood to buy something stunning and frivolous, this is the place for you! If you’re a savvy spender, at least visit so you can go home and make your own cocktail hats—for a fraction of the price! Beware, however—the store does not allow you to take photos and the “toad” will watch you while you look around as if she expects you to try to steal something!
But if you try on a hat and do a little dance for her (slowly pull your skirt up your thigh and kick your foot like a slinky vixen, followed by a show shoulder roll), you may get her to break a smile. (I tried this–it worked!) Personally, we love salesgirl and hat designer, Brooke—she’s gorgeous, friendly, and a real live New Orleans burlesque dancer! I recently bought a deep green leopard print riding hat with the most luscious feathers on it. It’s sassy! It makes me feel spunky!
And the other day, Sharon Sugar bought a mustard English riding hat with jaunty feathers and a hot pink cocktail hat for her upcoming trip to Europe. She’ll be the toast of London and Paris in these hats! Eat your heart out Duchess Kate! Miss Sugar is on her way to your domain with the cutest hats in the world!
This is the hat heading to the Swish Bar to meet with girlfriends in the Quarter. Betsey Johnson dress, Faux Fur Black Chubby (George doesn’t believe these little coats are called chubbier!! But they are!!), Chanel wedges (All bought at second-hand shop for under $150!) and Fleur De Paris hat!!