When you don’t have what you like,
you have to like what you have.
A few weeks ago, I made a parisian discovery that I was really eager to share with you ! I found the perfect jeans in the French capital !
I have praised the Americans as kings of the jeans more than once here, until now I had never found an equivalent in France and from now on I have.
But what makes a pair of jeans perfect exactly ?
they enhance the shape of your legs without constricting them and showing your cellulite
they go up just enough, not “Mommy jeans” but not “here’s my butt crack, bon appétit” either
they have enough elastane so one can bend over without passing out
they have a modern cut, no weird bleaching (phew)
they don’t lose their shape after a few hours
And so yes, they exist in France in a retail chain I didn’t really know until a reader told me about it during a closet-sale : Oliver Jung.
Oliver Jung exists since pretty much fifteen years and has 2 stores in Paris (Louvre-Rivoli and Saint-Germain) and 2 other stores in Montauban and Epernay.
I entered the store on 3 rue du Louvre and I was warmly welcomed by Ariella, smiley and kind, she knows her job, it’s her passion and you can feel it. Big positive point : you don’t feel stared at or pushed. The sore is both vast and cozy with 2 huge dressing rooms. It almost feels like the U.S.
On the fashion front, not all the pieces are to my liking but one can feel a fashion wind of change and I bought a few pieces that I’m introducing to you today, including the aforementioned jeans.
When I tried them on I thought “what’s the point ? I already know what to expect”. It’s crazy how french retail chains can condition you, I was this close to ask Ariella for the size up when suddenly the magic happened.
A perfect pair of jeans, a second skin, plesant, well cut, well thought, you can feel the savoir faire. I didn’t want to take them off !
These jeans exist in grey, black, and soon in denim. FYI, I followed Ariella’s advise and bought one size down.
Anyway, you got that already, you can add this store to your shopping list. A real life store where you can go touch the clothes and try them on. If you prefer, they also have an e-shop. Right now there’s a 30% discount (on the pieces I’m wearing for example), a good reason to treat yourself and discover the brand, the sales have begun with 50% off. A really good deal !
If you stop by Ariella’s, tell her I sent you !
I’m leaving you with a few pictures, can’t you tell that I feel good in my new jeans ?
Photos by Héloïse Morel
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