So I have finally downloaded my photos from my visit to La Droguerie in Paris. Dude do I love this shop.
So when you first come in the door, their yarns are hanging from poles:
You get to see all the colors in that line as well as some swatches of the yarn knit up.
As you get into the store a little more, there start to be the boards above the yarns with projects knit out of their yarns.
I love the snails on the pants and jacket pockets on the display above.
Plus they have samples of kits they sell:
The cute kid patterns are just endless in this place:
After walking in the store a ways, there is a door that leads you to the second store front room that makes up their shop. That's where awesome overload goes into full overdrive.
There are embellishments like patches and other decorations:
And ribbons. Oh the ribbons:
On the left side of the wall across from the ribbons are flowers (below more awesomely cute kid patterns):
The flowers are directly in front of a little counter that seems to have been for sorting out button and bead purchases:
And then there is the bead supply (with samples of their jewelry projects from their jewelry book they are publishing):
Buttons of every color and style:
I think I mentioned this before, but how you shop in this store is you go to the main counter in the back with the pattern you want to make and you tell them what size/color/yarn you want to make your project and they go downstairs, gather your yarn and come back up with your balls of yarn. They sell their patterns individually as well as in their awesome pattern books they publish themselves. (I think all the adult clothes are sold individually, the books contain baby/children's clothing and they have a book of jewelry patterns.)
I was really, really in love with one of their pattern books before I went to Paris but when I asked for the book that had the pattern I wanted, I was shocked with the news that they have now published one of their books in English! I so totally bought it:
What pattern did I love so much? Why the Ah La Fraise pattern:
In the shop I also saw a cute cat pattern that is also in the book:
Let's be honest though, there is nothing in this book that isn't ridonkulously cute!
I only made two purchases in La Droguerie, the second being one of their project kits:
So cute! I totally need to make this one, it's so adorable. They do a lot of kit sales, they had some sweater kits from La Droguerie when I was in Le Bon Marche.
Sorry for some blurry shots, I wanted to take photos of every inch of the store but I didn't want to look like some kind of freak with my camera flash going off repeatedly so I Kinneared my photos and took them with my iPhone. Some worked, some didn't but they definitely captured the magic that was La Droguerie.