One thing that I absolutely enjoyed in Paris was lingerie shopping. During my last trip in 2004, I saw a set of red and black plaid by La Perla. It was exactly the kind of things I love but for whatever reason, I didn't buy it and I've been regretting since.
During my first day of shopping in this trip, I spotted this really pretty set by Chantal Thomass at Le Bon Marche but I didn't have a chance to try them on with only a few minutes until store closing. The design was unlike anything I've seen before...it was so feminine and so pretty in a non-fussy kind of way even through it was adorned with bows. During my very last night in Paris, I went into the Orcanta boutique and finally gave it a try. It was gorgeous as expected. I bought it without hesitation along with another pretty set in pink & brown (my latest favourite colour combination) by Passionata's Managua collection. Compared to shopping for lingerie back home, it was such a joy to shop there. Everything is so pretty and of course, the service was personal and impeccable.
One thing that's worth mentioning is Orcanta's loyalty program. It is free to enroll and you get a 5 euro coupon upon first purchase. For every 2 euro you spend at the store, you recieve 1 point. Once you've accumulated 100 points, you get a 10 euro coupon. This boutique carries many great brands and It's definitely a better deal than shopping at the individual brand's boutique. I now have 15 euro's worth of coupon....if only I'm going to be back in Paris in the next 3 months!