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.