Lanvin stamps

Two of Lanvin's tres chic stamps. Photos courtesy of Lanvin

Parisian fashion house Lanvin is 120-years-old this year! To celebrate, the label's superstar designer Alber Elbaz sketched a series of stamps for La Poste, the French mail service.

While the stamps -- as well as a collection of pencils, paperweights and notebooks embossed with the classic Lanvin mother-and-child emblem -- won't be available online until early next year, what we really want to know is: How will Elbaz-ophiles in the States be able to get their hands on these limited edition treasures?

  • Get a friend in Paris to wait in the queue at La Poste and make the purchase: While the stamps won't be available until early next year, the commemorative items, including the embossed notebooks and pencils, will be for sale in a special store at La Poste's Rue des Mathurins location at the end of December.
  • Order online: Yes, La Poste aptly offers international shipping. The e-commerce site should launch in early January. Prices range from 56 euro cents (about 85 cents) to 90 euro cents (about $1.40) per stamp.
  • Send a query out on Craigslist Paris, Marseilles and Nice: This solution is a little iffy, but if you find someone trustworthy and willing to purchase some of the collectibles for a small premium, say, £15 euros (about $22), it might be a good last resort for those who miss out online. And you can always check eBay; there's an eBay France, too.
The ultimate solution? Book a trip to Paris asap.

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