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Paris: packing tips for winter

Snow, rain and cold wind doesn’t stop Parisian women from keeping their chic streetstyle, albeit bundled up. Try to coordinate some basic looks to pack that are color coordinated. Though the euro has lost some value lately, clothing, shoes and accessories aren’t cheap to buy here. Start with basic black, add a cashmere scarf, the best boots you can afford (break them in), as well as some walking shoes that are tricked out, well made and comfortable. Make sure your coat doesn’t weigh you down, and keep your head warm with a wool knit beanie or hood.

Once you have a street uniform for your daily walks you’re good to board the plane. Upon arrival fill it in with whatever catches your fancy… a fashionable color that hasn’t yet reached your city, a French designer je ne sais quoi, avante garde jewelry from  Agatha or a Marais boutique.

Reserve room in your suitcase for purchases and gifts you’ll want to bring back. Mailing excess baggage home is definitely not advised: $$$.