September 12, 2011

New Favorite Shop: Les Toiles Du Soleil

I absolutely adore French culture and visiting Les Toiles Du Soleil in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood this past weekend reminded me of this all over again. Les Toiles Du Soleil has a rich history dating back to more than 150 years ago in Saint Laurent de Cerdans, France, and was known as the go-to place for authentic espadrilles back then.

Today, the NYC shop that opened in 2008 has the most colorful fabrics in stripes of all widths available for purchase by the yard, along with throw pillows, aprons, napkins, notebooks, magazine holders and more. I honestly couldn't get enough of this charming little store and would have spent more time there if I wasn't in a hurry. What made my experience at Les Toiles Du Soleil even more lovely was the personable owner who gladly chatted me up while I was there. I just love when that happens. Be sure to pay a visit, and do so soon, soon, soon!