It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Paris : Petit Bateau

A few years ago I bought my first Petit Bateau long sleeved t-shirt.  I'd been reading for ages about how they make the best t-shirts in the world, and all the fashion people rave about them etc. etc. etc.  I saw mine on sale at a boutique in the next town over from us here in Germany for €20, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I'm a huge fan of long sleeved white t-shirts in winter, I put them under everything for an extra layer of warmth - I loathe being cold.  I usually pick them up in bulk at Primark in the UK as Primark is so cheap, but I thought I'd give Petit Bateau a try - and I'm glad I did.

I guess I've worn and washed my Petit Bateau t-shirt at least 50 times over the two years I've had it, and it hasn't changed shape, colour or anything in all that time - it still looks and fits exactly as it did.  The Primark ones?  They turned up their toes and died ages ago.

A visit to Petit Bateau was on my list in Paris and I found them on the Champs Elysee (which was lucky, because I love the Champs Elysee - yes, I am a tourist!).  They have a small store and a small range for adults, but a bigger and cuter range for kids.

I snagged another long sleeved white t-shirt for €16 (which was full price, so I actually got royally ripped off when I bought my first one "on special" in Germany) and it comes folded up in cute packaging and one of those lovely paper shopping bags that I love.  Now I'll have a back-up when my original one eventually gives up the ghost - if it ever does!


  1. I have lots of collecation of Petit Bateau T-shirt.after many time wash it,no any effect on T-shirt.i like to wear it so looking so nice.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Mark. Have a great day!

  2. Petit Bateau is a highly respected French clothing brand.they producing quality for men, women and children.With a strong brand image Petit Bateau has developed key products that are in demand and popular throughout the seasons.i like pati bateau.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Andrew. Have a great day!


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