Shopping, Part Two
Etoile, Star in French, is run by a man who’s name I diligently wrote down on something I can no longer find. He sells shoes, bags of all shapes and sizes, and poufs made from recycled grain sacs. He said he designed and made everything in the shop. I believe him about the design part but am a wee bit skeptical about the making part. I have a sneaking suspicion he’s got helpers. The styles are simple and, while the materials* are homey, the end product is almost sleek. I took home a blue and white pouf which, when unstuffed, folds up to the size of a pair of pants. I like that it can be filled with trash and used as an extra seat or a place to stack books and then, when it’s time to go, I can recycle the insides, fold it up, and stick it in my carry on.
Prices are negotiable, within reason, but don’t expect to pay half the starting price.
*The bags and poufs are faced with clear plastic and lined with cottony stuff, the shoes are lined but not faced with plastic.