This French outpost mixes a dash of Catholic schoolgirl with mod '60s dandy. Lots of traditional fabrics are put together in straight lines, creating smart items that border on the boring. You probably don't want to have an A.P.C. wardrobe, but a perfect Oxford shirt or just-so sweater will be a real go-to item in the closet.
Ducking into the back room, a showcase for the store's lifestyle tastes, including a wall of CDs (albums range from '60s Italian movie soundtracks to the latest in French electronica), high-design T-shirts, a red-cross-shaped metal medicine cabinet and red Japanese record players made of plastic. The red-canvas couch looks improbably broken-in since perusers are definitely too cool to sit down.