Where to shop

Paris

Curated by Eva Tsang, words by Marissa Cox

It’s no secret that Paris is famous for its shopping. The fashionable French capital is filled with chic boutiques, designer shops and luxury department stores that you could easily spend days getting lost in before you even set foot in the city’s famous landmarks. Yet some of the best places are hidden off the beaten tourist track. Here’s our pick of our favorite concept stores, traditional emporiums and specialty shops to help you find something out of the ordinary.


  • 1

    Lifestyle shop

    Hip concept shop located in Paris’ 10th district, opened in 2010 by Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion, the designers behind ecological shoe brand, Veja. Housing ethical fashion by brands from Britain, Denmark and France, it also hosts an array of cultural projects that combine social commitment with fashion and art.

    Centre Commerical
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Centre Commerical
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Centre Commerical
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 2

    Skincare shop

    French perfume and beauty shop resembling a 19th century Parisian style apothecary. Ornate shelves and drawers are laden with candles, essential oils, and soaps, all made in the tradition of 19th century craftsmanship and exquisitely packaged.

    Buly 1803
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Buly 1803
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Buly 1803
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 3

    Lifestyle shop

    Fashion and lifestyle shop that embodies the epitome of relaxed French style, curated by couple Carole and Clarent Tenancier. They stock contemporary French brands such as A.P.C, Comme de Garcons, Ami; homeware brands like Fog Linen, as well as their own in-house label.

    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    French Trotters
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 4

    Lifestyle shop

    Concept shop stocking a carefully curated selection of fashion pieces from up-and-coming talents, as well as books, magazines and accessories. The shop, which sits adjacent to their adjoining café, is a airy light-filled space in the 3rd arrondissement.

    The Broken Arm
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    The Broken Arm
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    The Broken Arm
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 5

    Lifestyle shop

    One of Paris’ principal shopping destinations offering a carefully curated collection of clothes, homewares and furniture (vintage and new) beautifully laid out over three floors of an old fabric factory. The space also boasts a book café and a canteen that serves up delicious seasonal dishes.

    Merci
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Merci
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Merci
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 6

    Homeware shop

    Beautiful tableware shop on rue Saint Honoré with a refined collection of scents and Baroque-inspired ceramics entirely handmade in France and crafted from black terracotta clay.

    Astier de Villatte
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Astier de Villatte
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 7

    Perfume shop

    Nose was founded by a group of fragrance fanatics with experience in the beauty industry, who wanted to provide clients with a personalized perfume service. Choosing from a range of fragrances from different international brands such as Creed, Diptyque, Miller Harris, Acqua di Parma and Comme de Garcons, the talented team helps customers select a scent to suit their passions as well as their profile. There are more than 150 bottles in stock, many on display, which makes the space resemble a modern day apothecary. If you are searching for something individual, just follow your nose (literally) to this shop in the 2nd arrondissement.

    Nose
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Nose
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Nose
    Photography by Stefan Karlström