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Deals Under $30: Paul & Joe at Urban Outfitters

September 9, 2009 | 11:32 am
Urban-outfittersPaul & Joe is a French institution: The brand’s logo has adorned Perrier cans and a Vespa scooter in its native country. Paul & Joe founder Sophie Albou has also been reaching into American girls' closets for two seasons through her line, Rendez-Vous by Paul & Joe Sister for Urban Outfitters. The third collaboration is in stores now.

Rendez-Vous by Paul & Joe translates Parisian chic into American versatility with long T-shirts and tanks (each $28) meant to be worn alone as short dresses or with slouchy trousers. The T-shirts have sketches of cats and rabbits since Albou derives “inspiration from animals” (the Paul & Joe Sister logo is a fluffy cat).

Albou says that Urban Outfitters is supplanting Abercrombie & Fitch as an American shopping destination for French tourists. “French people love Urban Outfitters," she says. “It’s so inexpensive and cool.”


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Photo credit: Paul & Joe Sister