Shoptalk: French Pharmacie Flea
Danny Cheshire’s Broad Ripple boutique French Pharmacie Flea occupies the same location as the bygone French Pharmacie emporium that brought us designer denim and European antiques a decade ago. But the only thing that lives on from the predecessor is the name. Cheshire’s new venture, which he opened with business partner Heather Price, is more like a glamorous gardening garage sale—with the junk weeded out. The Hoosier hairstylist had long dreamed of curating a lifestyle shop, so when the space next to his French Pharmacie Salon became available, he began combing estate sales and auctions and came away with porcelain peacocks, mushroom salt-and-pepper shakers, and midcentury-modern furniture. And it turns out that he’s just as handy with soil as he is with a pair of shears—he makes the shop’s Star Wars terrariums. Punny greeting cards add a trendy touch to the rustic repository, starting with a positively presidential proclamation that “You Barack My World.”
French Pharmacie Flea
823½ E. Westfield Blvd., 317-251-9182
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