Tuesday, January 25, 2011

All Things French Week! Online Shop - Basic French. Fantastique!

Basic French (A lifestyle thing)



We chose Basic French (a lifestyle thing) as our French shopping online pick because we felt they epitomized what we love about the French people and their culture. The site is clean, simple, cohesive, and tres chic! Quintessentially French. We also like the site because it is easy to navigate, the descriptions are clear, and we love the information and stories of each item. Basic French has been featured in many magazines, such as, Country Living, Everyday with Rachel Ray, and Domino.


The Basic French team is headed by Carol Neiley who has lived in France with her family since 2007. Please check out her blog on the Basic French site and follow her as she travels and sources inventory for the site in France. We applaud the Basic French team for bringing a wonderful slice of French life and culture to us in the United States. The items are just a few days away via mail. The site will be doubling in size and add new lines in the near future, so stayed tuned!

Please find below their bestselling items, some of which are also our favorites.

http://www.basicfrenchonline.com/



Bestsellers






Foutas - Images courtesy of Basic French

100% cotton fringed foutas can easily be used as a hammam towel, a colorful table runner, or a light weight shawl. They can be used for picnics, guest towels and beach towels. They would be great as throws for sofas at home. Foutas are machine washable and come in amazing colors. I could see myself in one of them as a shawl for chilly evenings in the Atlanta spring and fall.



Red Foutas- Images courtesy of Basic French



Blue Foutas- Images courtesy of Basic French


Mercuryless colorful, indoor/outdoor thermometers  - Images Courtesy of Basic French

This item would add a spicy pop of color to any kitchen or garden!



Marniere Dress/Bensimon Sneakers - Images courtesy of Basic French

So French, so Chic! The Marniere Dress (the site also sells tees for women, men and kids) and Bensimon sneakers. The dress is 100% cotton interlock, with navy/ecru stripes, 3/4 sleeve, boat neck, and just-above-the-knee length. Marniere dresses are made in Brittany and feature Breton stripes. The 1858 Act of France introduced Breton striped shirts as the uniform for French navy seamen. Breton stripes are featured on the flag of the Brittany province.

Bensimon sneakers - cotton canvas with rubber sole and toes. The ultimate in French style, worn and loved by celebrities everywhere.



Pressed cardboard valises with contrasting handles - Images Courtesy of Basic French



These would be great as makeup cases, or storage and luggage for our little ones. They come in bright colors with contrasting stitching and interiors.



Valises - Images courtesy of Basic French





Valises - Images courtesy of Basic French





Valises - Images courtesy of Basic French



Linen Dish Cloths - Images and description courtesy of Basic French

100% linen dishtowels made of the finest fabric and printed in 11 great colors: green, eggplant, light blue, brown, red, white, pink, navy, black, yellow or orange. Basic French reports that these wash well, and get softer and softer over time. They are a favorite of the team.



The Lale Line - Images courtesy of Basic French

This line, from the French designer Lale, is a new addition to Basic French. The team reports that they make excellent quality items for kids. They also make barettes, makeup bags, pencil cases, and the Basic French team loves the unique patterns.



Lale Marlene Suitcase - Images and description courtesy of Basic French

The Marlene suitcase is perfect for a sleepover, storing toys, socks or anything really. Invisible zipper closure, fully lined in contrasting fabric, leather handle, fully collapsible.



Lale Bag - Images courtesy of Basic French


More from the Lale line - Images courtesy of Basic French




Bestsellers For Kids



Pink Children's Valises - Images courtesy of Basic French



Babar Valise - Images courtesy of Basic French

Pressed cardboard valises with contrasting handles and stitching with colorful scenes of Babar and his family, as shown. Babar the Elephant is a French children's fictional character who first appeared in Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931. Loved by children all over the world!



Appoline The Cat stuffed toy - Images courtesy of Basic French

A dressable doll from the venerable Moulin Roty workshop.


Balthazar and Valentine stuffed dolls - Images courtesy of Basic French

Moulin Roty's plush, 9" dressable dolls with adorable clothes and lots of French character - Valentine (girl, left) and Balthazar (boy, right).



"Debardeur" (sleeveless tank) from LaCocotte - Images courtesy of Basic French

100% cotton, fabulous quality "debardeur" tank t-shirt from LaCocotte with fluorescent pink silkscreened chick on white t-shirt or metallic silver on French blue.


"Debardeur" - images courtesy of Basic French


Amour Bib - Images courtesy of Basic French

So Cute! AMOUR bibs are 100% cotton terry and machine washable. Available in pink + white stripes with pink ribbon tie closure or lime + white stripes with aqua ribbon tie closure.



"Ma Poupee" by Moulin Roty - Images courtesy of Basic French

"Ma Poupée" dressable, moveable doll in 7-piece outfit. Alice is blond and Clarisse is brunette.





Other FashionMom team favorites


• La Bello Lip Balm - super moisturizing
• Klorance Chamomile Shampoo
• Vichy Baby Booties - love these!
• Dog Collars
• Toile Matchbook Notebook
• Giles Dewavrin Candles
• Striped Pajamas
• Aigle Rubber Boots for kids
• Rhodia Notebooks



Happy Shopping!

 

Au Revoir!

2 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing your impression on Basic French Online. As you mentioned, the website is really easy to navigate. I love their collection of colorful items.

    Caro

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  2. Thank you, and they are a really fantastic team, so friendly and helpful.
    Enjoy!

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