Paris // Places to Shop

September 18 2013 |

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I was actually shocked that I didn’t buy more things in Paris, but it turned out that the window shopping was so delicious I didn’t even have to. The shops are so beautifully curated and cared for, and they’re tucked away down every alley. These were the places that I could have stayed for hours. xoxo

Merci.The clothing is gorgeous, but I wanted to buy all of the housewares.

Shakespeare and Co. This legendary bookshop has so much history. Creep upstairs for a perfect view of Notre Dame and to perhaps see a young writer working on one of the many old typewriters scattered around.

Paperdolls. The most charming shop in Montmartre. I walked in and felt like it resembled a physical version of Lovely Indeed. We went back twice!

Le Bonbon au Palais. A gem of a candy shop, and maybe my favorite shopping experience. Owner George is quite the friendly guy – ask him about the history of the shop. He’s been wanting to own a candy store since he was 10, and he’ll tell you the sweetest stories. The shop is as beautiful and well-curated as a candy shop could possibly be.

Fleux. There are actually four spaces that Fleux inhabits, all near one another and each a little different. A mecca of awesome design-y pieces.

Habitat. A little bit Ikea, a little bit Crate and Barrel. So good.

Bensimon. Classic shoes for everyone! We each got a pair and may have brought back a teeny pair for our niece.

Artazart. Some absolutely wonderful design books.

Clignancourt Flea Market. Woah. The craziest maze of a flea market ever. Jordan has great directions to get you there. It’s actually a bunch of individual markets that are situated together. For me, the must-see markets are the Marche Paul Bert and the Marche Vernaison. In the Vernaison, make sure you hit Tombees du Camion. A beautifully organized bunch of totally weird trinkets.

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7 thoughts on “Paris // Places to Shop”

  1. My husband and I LOVED the flea markets! We went twice and purchased some amazing art and trinkets! I also recommend the fine art supply store Sennelier – my husband was in heaven in that art store.

  2. I love the picture of George the owner of Bonbons au Palais! I used to be the confectionary buyer for a company in San Francisco and visited his shop about a year ago. I got a bag just like that – full of the most wonderful treats. That place is truly magical – thanks for bringing back some good memories!

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