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!