When we visit the Lauragais—the rolling countryside of sunflowers and vistas west of Toulouse—the charming town ofSaint–Félix–Lauragais and specifically the Sybella Mode & Accessoires boutique top my list of places to return to every year.
The hilltop village of Saint-Felix has a covered market in the medieval central square surrounded by lovely, half-timbered buildings and sprawling views of the surrounding countryside.
Next to La Cave de Sybella, the inviting café on the square, Sybella’s boutique offers women’s clothing and accessories, challenging you to sort through the racks and peek into the corners to explore the fashionable merchandise packed into this petite boutique.
Owner Sybella, is a Berlin ex-pat who brings the world of fashion to the tiny town with her diverse collections of tunics and dresses from Berlin, knitwear from Italy, and her own custom jewelry and clothing. The beautiful Sybella first established herself as a designer with soft, fine leather clothing lines. Today she is a shopkeeper and designer who delights in color, texture, and casual, flexible clothing designs that are well priced for the level of design and quality.
I have bought a sleeveless dress in a subdued but unique fabric that is perfect for special events but practical enough for everyday. I also have bought unique Italian knits including a three-piece tunic, vest and scarf that work together or as individual pieces. Worth noting are her long tops and skirts, custom coats and jackets, chic pants, wide selection of dresses and belts, bold jewelry and much more. Sybella helps you style your outfit, advises you on sizing and selections and acts as your personal stylist by helping you choose what is right for you.
If you go… stop for lunch at Auberge de St Julia in nearby village of St Julia de Gras Capou, continue on to St Félix, shop at Sybella Mode & Accessoires, and then enjoy a coffee at the next-door café.