Late Saturday afternoon, the couple paid a discreet visit to Baudou, a small, family-run showroom on the Left Bank’s Rue de Solférino. The shop, behind the Musée d’Orsay, is a Parisian parents’ mecca, specializing in handmade layette and solidly stylish nursery furnishings.
During their quick visit, Amal, 39, spoke with staffers, asking questions while inspecting the shop’s hand-made nursery furniture. “She was looking exclusively at cribs and nursery furniture,” one staffer tells PEOPLE.
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“The visit was brief — maybe 20 minutes — but she took information and said she’d be in touch. She was very friendly and very, very elegant.”
Added the staffer of George, 55, “[He] asked some questions, wanted to know a few details. He was very nice, really simple, very easy. He was in jeans and a jacket, like any other expectant father we see on the weekend.”
As for how the Clooneys learned about the shop, the staff doesn’t have any idea. Maybe George’s pal Brad Pitt — who came in a few years back to look at a pair of children-sized club chairs — told them?
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The small family-run shop, whose line has always been made exclusively in France, has a long-established attraction for celebrity clientele — and not just French.
Other high-profile customers have included Céline Dion, Robert De Niro and Woody Allen — and staff can still recall the time they closed down the small corner shop for Michael Jackson, “Who literally bought one of everything in stock.”
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