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July 23, 2015

Current Brand Obsession: Manoush

     One of my favorite things that I did in France whenever the stressors of the studying abroad got to be too much was to partake in my favorite form of therapy: that of the retail variety. The shopping in both Tours and Nice was wonderful!! It was different yet similar from shopping in the US. Shopping in both of these cities reminded me the most of shopping in a city like Boston. All of the major stores lined one of the main streets in each city, and it provided a lively city-like shopping environment. (Very different from Charlotte- in which Uptown doesn't have any shopping, and malls on the outskirts of the city provide all of the retail action!) While I did purchase a few things on my trip, what I really enjoyed the most was window shopping! There was so much to take in, and window shopping that meant that I didn't have to worry about fitting anything else into my already almost overweight luggage for the trip home.

      My favorite French store that I discovered was a department store called Galleries Lafayette. It seemed like the French version of Nordstrom (but nicer!). I enjoyed visiting Galleries Lafayette in both Tours and Nice. The Nice store seemed to be a step above the Tours location, and they carried just about every high-end designer brand that you could think of (YSL, Gucci, Chanel, etc). The Nice store even carried some American brands like Anthropologie- they had what looked like a mini Anthro store set up in one part of their upstairs section!

     But what I loved the most about my visit to the Nice Galleries Lafayette was discovering the most darling French fashion brand: Manoush. The Manoush section in Galleries Lafayette was the happiest little pink corner of the women's apparel floor, and it was filled with the girliest and most darling dresses, skirts, tops and other accessories. I literally wanted to move in to that corner of the store! (See the picture above of the most adorable purse ever- photo from my Instagram account!)  wish that I could have taken something home with me, but sadly for my budget of euros, Manoush is a slightly more expensive brand (think along the lines of a French version of Kate Spade).

    I still thought it would be fun to do a little round-up on my blog though of some of my favorite Manoush pieces, since the whole line is absolutely stunning! My favorite item below would have to be the embellished peplum top.... #getinmycloset. Everything is just so unique and darling and pretty! Okay, okay. I need to stop now.

     Sadly the Manoush online store through their official website doesn't sell to the US, and I don't think the Galleries Lafayette website does either, but I was still able to find some pretty Manoush pieces (including that amazing peplum top!) on a website that does ship to the US, in case any of you want to treat yourselves. It's all linked below. :-)

     I'll be sharing more of the highlights from my trip to France soon! Over the next few weekends, I will be sharing about some of the fun things that I did while abroad (on the days that I was feeling not so sick/not so bed bug bitten ;-) ). As y'all know, travel is one of my loves, so I hope that y'all will enjoy hearing about some of my favorites places that I visited in France and beyond!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. That is so fun! I agree, Charlotte doesn't really have a lot of shopping in uptown (at least that I know of) but I love shopping at Southpark!


  2. How cute! I love finding European brands like that! I found Mango while in Italy (it's a Spanish company) and found out they also sold their clothes through Macy's! It was great! I love all of the florals, they seem very Annaliese :)

  3. Never been abroad but after this post I will consider it. aha. Retail therapy is my fave, those are some gorgeous finds. I am loving that pink sweater.

  4. I've never heard of this brand but your picks are absolutely adorable! I'd have a hard time abstaining when shopping there! I can't wait to hear more about your travels!


  5. I think it is so fun that you were able to experience French shopping. I love your description of the shopping centers, now I just want to shop in Europe (especially for the Manoush pieces)!

  6. Those pieces were definitely very adorable! I am loving that top with the lilac bow. Obsessing over these adorable clothes!

  7. Oh my gosh, all of those are so cute!
    Thanks for introducing me to a new brand.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  8. Okay I want to go to France now just to shop this line!! Okay, I want to go to France anyways, but definitely a perk of visiting! So many cute pieces!!!

  9. Ah, this line is the cutest! I'm pretty much obsessed with that peplum top! Why doesn't the U.S. get lines as cute as this?

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  10. All cute dresses!!! I love all of the florals and thanks for introducing new brand!!

  11. OMG I love this brand! Everything is so cute

    The Fashionista's Diary

  12. Wow their stuff is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

    xo //

  13. I love all of the prints on those pieces-so adorable!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  14. I am obsessed with Peplum tops and gosh the print on that top is so unique. Ahh I just want it lol!

  15. Adorable pieces, especially the peplums! I have always been one for peplum tops. These are some similar skirt options if you are interested:

  16. That little mini skirt on the top row reminds me of a cupcake, and I feel like I NEED it! Probably a good thing that I can't purchase it, because my bank account is a little distressed at the moment.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass


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