Cerise sur le Gateau

May 17, 2011By Madeleine CziglerShopping

La Cerise sur le Gâteau

The Paris shop of La Cerise sur le Gateau. Photo: Megan Leahy

On the hunt for just the right little straw hat for what promises to be a hot Parisian summer, I came upon a charming boutique just behind Eglise Saint Sulpice on the Left Bank. La Cerise sur le Chapeau (Cherry on the Hat), the brainchild of a young Parisienne called Cerise, is an atelier-boutique specializing in handmade hats for men and women. Cerise revisits the hats our grandparents once wore in a wide spectrum of colors, bringing back the casually elegant styles of Bogart, Bonnie and Clyde and even the Rat Pack with the custom addition of a simple modern touch. Choose the color of your felt or Panama hat, and the ribbon around the brim, and voilà! you have your own unique hat. 11, rue Cassette, 75006 Paris. Tel.: 01 45 49 90 53.