Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another French Lesson with La Mom’s Alphabet



B comme Bonpoint

What to get for the baby who has everything? In Paris, it’s simple – just head to Bonpoint!

Chinchilla fur vest for a three-month-old? Check.

Cashmere onsie? Check.

All you need to pick these and other luxe goodies up is a big fat cheque.

Case in point (or Bonpoint, as it were): Mademoiselle Suri steps out in Bonpoint’s silver ballerina slippers – for a mere $230!

Although some of their stuff is over-the-top (I mean, who in their right mind has “dry-clean only” baby & toddler clothes?), I admit to lusting after their tiny raw silk smocked dresses.

On the other hand, some of their gear is downright boring. When Big Fry was born, I got a plain heather grey waffle-weave onesie with matching bottoms from La Famille Fromage. Guess what? It looked exactly like the outfit my sister got me at Target for $4.99!

A few days ago at the Parc Monceau, I saw an angelic little boy catapult down the slide, wipe his snotty nose on the sleeve of his “B” logo Bonpoint merino wool sweater, swipe his sister’s lollipop and push her face-down in the gravel.
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In this case the clothes don’t make the child – “B” also stands for “brat”.

8 comments:

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

It is amazing what some people are willing to spend on clothes for the kids. I have trouble buying things unless they are off a clearance rack for Monkey, she's just going to get it dirty and outgrow it too fast anyway.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this brand (although it's not in my budget)! You're right - you can take the kid out of Bonpoint, but you can't take the brat out of the kid!

Scandalous Housewife said...

A true fashionista (at ANY age) is such by his or her fabulous sense of style, not the price tag. Vive la Tar-jayyy! (French for Target).

SuZ said...

I refuse to dry clean anything... anything. I couldn't imagine dry cleaning baby clothes. Just give me some tide and some shout stain cleaner.

La Mom said...

Scandy,

Oh, how I miss Tar-jay! Forget Avenue de Montaigne and Chanel, I want me some Isaac Mizrahi for Target!

La Mom

Kelli said...

I love the childrens clothes in France (but not the outrageous prices). I keep telling my French husband that when we get pregnant we need to make a trip across the Atlantic for some bébé shopping. I do definitely agree with the brat aspect but isn't that just French?
Also, Suri looks absolutely adorable in red raw silk!! I have ALWAYS adored raw silk!

Doré said...

$230 for shoes for Suri?!?! A-MAZING! Some people have more money than brains!

Even if I had the money, I would never spend that much on shoes for Brayden. That's just absurd!

Mommy In Pink said...

LOL! Great post!

 

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