I am headed to Paris this week, so I am thinking about all things French as I prepare for my trip. Also this week, D. Porthault's epic semi-annual flowery linens sale begins. This is the first stop I would make after winning the Powerball Lottery, or, if I needed a pick me up on a dreary winter day. Beloved by those in the know, these French linens, featuring sprays of sprightly florals, get better and softer with age. Admirers come from near and far (mostly the Upper East Side) to stock up on everything from boudoir pillows to scallop-edge brightly printed towels at 20-80% off. Stop by to marvel at a veritable who's-who of competitive, stylish shoppers, or to pick up a hanky or two. An edited selection will be available online at the start of the sale, January 18th at 10am.
JANUARY 18TH THROUGH FEBRUARY 6TH
10AM TO 6PM
Monday - Saturday
470 PARK AVENUE @58th STREET NEW YORK, NY
Above, some of the prints to be included in the sale. My favorite newer print? Demoiselles in hot pink and orange.
And if you have favorite spots in Paris to share, I welcome your tips and insights!