It is hard not to notice the beautiful Rouge Baiser Elise shop when hanging out at Sanlitun Xiwujie. Its eye-catching window showcases delicate embroidered linen tunics, bedspreads and pajamas, which simply begs for a closer look. And a closer look I got.
Owned and ran by Parisian Elise de St. Guilhem, Rouge Beiser Eilse specializes in traditional French embroidered art for their linen bed sheets, napkins, and tablecloths. Miss Guilem opened her first Chinese shop in Shanghai in 2003. It was such a success that she brought these arts to Beijing last year.
Amazingly, the owner designed all of the bed sheets herself, based on her grandmother's patterns. Of course, she made some changes to suit the Chinese tastes, with touches like embroidered dragonflies and lotus flowers. The result is something truly unique.
Also be sure not to miss her stylish baby collection, which includes sleeping bags, baby clothes, and children's bedding.
These delicate clothes and home accessories do not come cheap. A pillow costs RMB 220. A sleeping sack for infants under six months sells for RMB 450.A pair of ladies pajamas will cost you RMB 350-400.
What I appreciate
The dedicated embroidered bedspreads
What customers appreciate
Traditional French embroidered art
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