This has been quite a year here at I Dream of France! Last summer we decided to open a brick-and-mortar boutique to complement our online business. We wanted to be in Old Town Tustin, our beloved local downtown, full of history and charm. We found a tiny place hidden in an alley (those of you who visited our store can attest!) that seemed to perfectly fit our needs, and it did. Despite its size and lack of visibility, our little shop has exceeded our expectations and we have become a favorite destination for many local residents.

Victims of our success, we have outgrown our current location and this summer we, again, started looking for a storefront. On June 4th, the Friday before the annual Tustin Chili Cook-Off (the largest one-day chili cook-off in the US) we noticed a new “For Lease” sign. My heart skipped a beat when I realized that a unit in the Cox Market Plaza was available, it was too good to be true. Springing into action, we found ourselves signing  an agreement early Monday morning!

This week all the paperwork was finished and we will be moving into the new place in early October. The new shop, located at 150 E. Main St in Old Town Tustin, is currently occupied by Old Town Gallery. The brick building dates from 1926 and is beautiful, inside and out, a perfect background for our products.

We want to thank all of you who have visited us “in the alley” and hope you will enjoy the new shop even more!

I Dream of France's New Home

I Dream of France's New Home - Fall 2010