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Shopgirl Visits: ici et la

Australian photographer Jillian Leiboff recently visited ici et la, a store in Surry Hills Sydney that is known as a source for stylists because it stocks lovely French finds both new and old. I’ve spotted their name in some of the Australian magazines that I subscribe to, so when Jillian offered to share her visit with decor8 readers today I grabbed at the chance to take a peek inside of their new Nickson Street location. Maybe as you review the images below you can look for the shop dog… easy to find and so cute!

Store Tour: ici et la

Store Tour: ici et la

Store Tour: ici et la

Store Tour: ici et la

Store Tour: ici et la

Store Tour: ici et la

From lighting to vintage linens, signs and toys you can find so many things to bring back to your nest. At least if you live in Australia. For the rest of us, we can simply look upon this beautiful store and do a little window shopping and dream of Spring when we can find similar things at a flea market near to home.

What caught your eye? I love the striped fabrics and the ribbons the most, but the linens and vintage books stacked neatly tied with a bow really appeal to my romantic side.

Thank you Jillian for sharing your photos with us, I wish I had a Jillian in every city of the world sharing shop tours, this is always such a treat for me! Thanks again!!!

(images: jillian leiboff)

Posted by decor8 in Shopgirl Visits on January 25, 2010

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  1. Pins + Paper commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:42pm

    The ribbons and fabrics are just yummy!

    ~ Kristen
    .-= Pins + Paper´s last blog ..Recent Press: Gathering Spriggs =-.

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  2. Shanon commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:50pm

    The dog on the raised dog beg caught my eye most. =)
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..Made my first treasury… =-.

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  3. suki commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:56pm

    oh yeh!! i love ici et la!! they used to have a small shop in surry hills and now they got another factory-like shop next street which is massive!! you can find lots of good fabric there! very interesting place! i used to live around the corner and if visiting ici et la, don’t forget to go to bourke street bakery!!!
    cheers Australia!
    .-= suki´s last blog ..Attack of the Spray-Rod =-.

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  4. Paula commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:56pm

    I love the whimsy of the silver bells/lights hanging from the ceiling. Paula
    .-= Paula´s last blog ..Pattern =-.

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  5. Brooke commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 6:27pm

    I want me some of that ribbon – divine!
    .-= Brooke´s last blog ..Balthazar et Valentine =-.

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  6. Kylie @ All Things Lovely commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 6:37pm

    I absolutely love Jillian’s shop tours, and the best thing is that they’re Sydney shops I can actually get to. I really like the hanging lights, I’d love to have something like that in my home. This whole place looks gorgeous, might grab a friend and head down. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Kylie @ All Things Lovely´s last blog ..Bloomingville – Blooming Gorgeous! =-.

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  7. Linz commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 6:46pm

    fabrics, chairs, and lighting…to die for.

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  8. Emma commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:11pm

    Oh Holly – ici et la IS fabulous! You need to come downunder and visit!
    .-= Emma´s last blog ..{ Young and Free } =-.

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  9. Mina commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:16pm

    Beautiful shop!! I love the old books tied with ribbon idea. I think I’ll try that!!

    *Mina*
    .-= Mina´s last blog ..Mid-Century Monday – 01.25.2010 – Angela Adams Rugs =-.

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  10. the domestic fringe commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:34pm

    I LOVE these photos. So much inspiration in them. Thank you for sharing!!

    -FringeGirl
    .-= the domestic fringe´s last blog ..I’m Like an Elf with an Afro =-.

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  11. nga waiata commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:41pm

    visual delights, thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  12. cristin @ simplified bee commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 8:41pm

    What beautiful images!!!

    xo,
    cristin
    .-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..Designer Kitchens: Glass-front Cabinets =-.

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  13. Flourish commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 8:58pm

    Oh if I only lived in Australia, I would spend lots and lots of money in this lovely store. The eye-candy in this post is beyond amazing! ~Jessica
    .-= Flourish´s last blog ..{DIY Day} =-.

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  14. Amanda commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 9:12pm

    Hi Holly, I love this store too. We have one here in Western Australia too but I went to the Sydney one last time we were there and loved it. Even got a photo with the shop dog :) It is such a character filled store with so many unique pieces and gorgeous fabrics – I can see why it’s a stylist’s haven!! x

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  15. jules @ the diversion project commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 9:31pm

    Speaking from experience – ici et la is fabulous!!

    So many treasures, and it’s an ever changing feast. i love their deckchairs they make up from a huge range of gorgeous french fabric.

    nice synchronicity to post about a great australian store on Australia Day!

    jules :)
    .-= jules @ the diversion project´s last blog ..We’re Happy Little Vegemites =-.

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  16. Meredith commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 10:53pm

    I love the chairs and the china. And I know I would be giddy if I found a stack of books like that on my doorstep!

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  17. meredith commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 10:58pm

    Like you, i have seen this store attributed many times in magazines….always beneath something drool-worthy. I live in Sydney and can’t believe I’ve never taken the time to visit. Thanks for the reminder.
    .-= meredith´s last blog ..domestic goddess slow-cooked pork =-.

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  18. thedoodlegirl commented
    January 25th, 2010 at 11:30pm

    THE RIBBONS caught my eye immediately! Such magical spaces! Take me away…
    .-= thedoodlegirl´s last blog ..Illustration Friday: Clumsy =-.

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  19. eva commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 1:55am

    What gorgeous finds they have! Love those blues and pinks and grays and rust… Somehow I’m glad this store is nowhere near to me, because I’d be bankrupt in a second :)
    thank you for sharing!!!
    .-= eva´s last blog ..just few more days =-.

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  20. mijk commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 2:25am

    If you ever visit Groningen be sure to go to cosas! http://www.cosas.nl/index.html. This shops must be twinsisters
    .-= mijk´s last blog ..People back up your hardrive! =-.

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  21. Floss commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 3:21am

    Wow, I LIVE in France and I’ve never seen such a good collection of French finds! What caught my eye was the red embroidered shelf-edging – I love the way that the French decorate their shelves. What a wonderful shop.
    .-= Floss´s last blog ..Lalabibaby made me do it! =-.

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  22. Melibu commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 4:21am

    J’adore !
    It looks like my grand mothers’s house…
    .-= Melibu´s last blog ..Margaux Motin – J’aurai adoré être ethnologue… =-.

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  23. Nadine commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 4:37am

    I love the colours! Great stuff!!!
    .-= Nadine´s last blog ..The Sartorialist in Madrid =-.

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  24. amber kane commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 5:06am

    these photos are wonderful and what wonderful things. I just love having, fabric, yarn, ribbion, and paper all around me.
    .-= amber kane´s last blog ..Things that make me smile =-.

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  25. Jenn commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 5:06am

    ooo I know where Im going next weekend :)
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..decorating pretty picnic style =-.

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  26. Clare commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 5:37am

    A visit to our Brisbane ici et la is always a must when I have a day without children. They always gorgeous metal daybeds which look so appealing piled high with linen cushions. They sell metres and metres of vibrant stripy deck chair fabric, but I can never quite make up my mind which iI like best as there is just too much choice. My favourite things in the shop are the zinc letters they sell – they make a great present for the person who has everything!
    .-= Clare´s last blog ..I bought a Bungalow… =-.

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  27. Eva commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 5:48am

    I love your blog!
    I read you from a small white island in the Mediterranean sea, Ibiza. And sometimes, you are so mediterranean!
    Thank you for all…

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  28. Annabelle commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 6:21am

    I could spend hours in this shop. I love the ribbons, ceiling lamps, the stack of old white linens, the wooden ladder… They seem to have shops in Brisbane and Perth too. I have friends in both (lucky ones!), I shall pass the word on!
    .-= Annabelle´s last blog ..Chirpy chick cushion =-.

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  29. Leeann commented
    January 26th, 2010 at 7:23am

    Love the photography and the tea towels and books tied with the ribbon – ils sont fabuleux et très français.

    Leeann
    .-= Leeann´s last blog ..Love is in the……..shower =-.

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  30. Jen commented
    January 27th, 2010 at 5:13am

    How have I not heard of this shop? It is only 10 minutes from my house…must visit!

    Thanks Holly :)

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  31. Christina @ My Sparrow commented
    January 27th, 2010 at 9:03am

    I just love stores like this! I really wish we had more eye candy and inspiration here in So. Cal.
    .-= Christina @ My Sparrow´s last blog ..Terrarium love.. Bringing the outside in =-.

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  32. jenn commented
    January 27th, 2010 at 3:37pm

    love love love the dark rustic look going on! perfect :)
    .-= jenn´s last blog ..the cost of crafting… =-.

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  33. greenolive commented
    January 27th, 2010 at 5:38pm

    As an Australian (but living in Melbourne not Sydney) I have heard all about this store, but have never visited it. Thanks Holly & Jillian for the inside tour. I’m going to out this on my list of things to visit when I go to Sydney.
    .-= greenolive´s last blog ..tea towel blog feature =-.

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  34. Christine Rees-Thomas commented
    January 28th, 2010 at 12:32pm

    After living 5 years in Sydney and now back to Switzerland since 6 months this post brought back many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing these pics.

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  35. jamieofalltrades commented
    January 29th, 2010 at 12:22am

    Ribbon porn! I love it.
    .-= jamieofalltrades´s last blog ..honey tangerine =-.

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  36. Alison Gibbs commented
    January 29th, 2010 at 2:23am

    Ooh wow – what a great place. I might live in Australia but it is over 8 hours away by car – boo hoo!!
    Alison
    .-= Alison Gibbs´s last blog ..DAY 12 =-.

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  37. sophie commented
    January 29th, 2010 at 3:41pm

    love this. the rustic chairs, the colors <3

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  38. desicloe commented
    March 7th, 2011 at 3:29pm

    I was in Sydney last summer…If only I’d known about this store I’d come back in Rome full of beautiful stuff!!!
    desicloe´s last blog post ..New Limited Edition Prints

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  39. Rose commented
    March 7th, 2011 at 11:17pm

    what caught me eye – the shop pet – so cuddled up and snug , totally matching the colours in the shop as well. I have my little lovelly in my studio, also all cuddley and cute.
    Otherwise – it was the chairs – looked like metal ones, the huge clock and the gorgeous stripes.

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