Merchandise at Adelline, Paris, France


Beautiful modern fine jewelry can be found in this tiny shop on the Left Bank. Think of this as a French version of Fragments. The collection contains thin gold circles with stones and delicate, Calderesque earrings.

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Located in a stunning old furniture workshop in the 12th arrondissement, Ailleurs is filled with vintage and new furnishings and smaller items including napkins, glassware, cutlery and more.
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Alexandra Sojfer

Selling nothing but handmade umbrellas and parasols since 1834, this shop is still in business probably because of their attention to detail and passion for this particular accessory. You can find dainty women’s umbrellas in bright pink, violet, emerald green, all with contrasting trims as well as wooden-handled men’s versions and elegant walking canes suitable to become family heirlooms. A great source for gifts for people who have everything; these umbrellas are recognizable to those in the know, so it’s you’re access to a secret club as well as a way to stay dry.

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Alexis Mabille

Lyon-born designer Alexis Mabille has described his aesthetic as "bourgeois with a twist.” Check out his glamorous designs in his appropriately theatrical Galerie Vivienne boutique, which is decked out with art deco-style mirrors.

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Andrew GN

Andrew Gn's exquisitely made clothes celebrate artistic and regional influences.
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Antoinette Poisson

The restorers behind Antoinette Poisson have revived the craft of domino paper, and created a brand that's become an aesthetic kingdom.
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The flagship bookstore of stylish French publishing house, Assouline, where you can find all of their titles on display. Seductive coffee table books on art, fashion, travel and lifestyle topics line the walls and are stacked on tables in a room that feels like a modern men’s club library. Many of their series come in creative boxed sets, perfect for hostess gifts. Their line of candles, called Leather, Wood and Books, were designed by Diptyque, but have less wide distribution than those in the Diptyque own line so have become a kind of cult favorite among scent snobs.


One of the most iconic cheese shops in Paris, Barthélémy in the 6th is a must-stop for a quick snack or for souvenirs to bring back home. “Get yourself a heart-shaped brie and a baguette and head to the Luxembourg Gardens,” says Indagare's Ali Malecka. Pro tip: It’s not common in Paris to ask for cheese samples, so buy small chunks of different styles of cheese to find what you like best.

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Bäumer Vendôme

Lorenz Bäumer, who launched the fine jewelry collections for Chanel and Louis Vuitton, is now the only independent jeweler on Place Vendôme.
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Paris's Beaupassage is a gourmet food court in Saint-Germain-des-Prés that also features modern art installations. Beaupassage offers cafés and restaurants by Michelin-starred chefs including Yannick Alléno and Anne-Sophie Pic, as well as a fromagerie and boucherie.

Benneton Graveur

Exquisite engraved stationery and writing cards with wonderful animals and deeply memorable colors sold out of a historic spot on the Right Bank, where the wooden drawers have held dyes for dozens of A-listers who have ordered their note cards here.

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Biologique Recherche

This cult beauty brand was founded by a biologist, a doctor and a physiotherapist and has two “embassies” in Paris.
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Biologique Recherche Rive Gauche

This cult beauty brand was founded by a biologist, a doctor and a physiotherapist and has two “embassies” in Paris.
Blanc d'Ivoire Shop in Paris

Blanc d’Ivoire

Monic Fischer has updated Provençal chic from the Pierre Frey model to a much more subtle and modern palette with pretty boutis (quilts) and fabrics, wooden trays, painted wooden furniture, armoires in intriguing shapes and all of the accessories for your south of France fantasy house. The rooms are set up like those in a house, and it’s tempting to want to buy them complete. In the children’s section of the gorgeous shop you will find clothes that evoke sunny days in the country just as they should be in childhood for ages 0 to 14.

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Bloom Paris

This popular housewares store specializes in handblock Indian cotton products, from napkins and quilts to pillows and pajamas.
Interior View - Bonpoint, Paris, France


Marie-France Cohen, founder of this well-known brand, has set the standard for fine French children’s clothes around the world. Many lucky children have, soon after birth, donned her onesies with the days of the week in French embroidered on the front and lived in nothing but her designs until they grew out of them as teenagers. Lucky parents were thus guaranteed that their offspring always looked well turned out. At the flagship store, you’ll find the whole range of infant to pre-teen fashions as well as charming Nanashi café on a terrace that overlooks a garden, making it a great place for a snack before or after a shop and playtime in the nearby Luxembourg gardens. There are several Bonpoint stores across Paris but this—the flagship—is the one to visit.

Apparels at Surplus Bonton, Paris, France


Imagine that the founders of Bonpoint had a daughter who grew up with her parents’ great taste but a younger, hipper attitude. The result would be Bonton. Irène Cohen, whose in-laws founded Bonpoint, has brought a slightly more modern aesthetic to the well-heeled children of Paris. This shop is housed in a loftlike setting and showcases vegetable-dyed cotton separates and toys.

Interior of Paris shop Bonton.

Bonton Filles Du Calvaire

Gorgeous children’s store Bonton took over a huge space on Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire (down the street from Merci), and the soaring rooms are filled with the company’s memorable children’s clothes as well as small toys. The window displays are as imaginative as the embroidery on the little frocks, many of which you wish came in adult sizes. Whimsical decorative touches include a vintage photo booth in the center of the store out of which you expect Amélie to emerge any moment.

Interior of shop Borsalino in Paris


Panama hats woven of the finest straw and in a variety of styles for both men and women can be found in the outpost of this historic company, which was founded in 1857.

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By Terry

Make-up has been an obsession in this city for centuries. One look at the portraits in the Louvre, and it’s clear that wizards of potions and powders have been working their magic on local women and men for ages, and the highest form is custom blends. Terry de Gunzberg, who worked for years at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté before launching her own line in the ‘90s, creates the ultimate personal beauty statement for her loyal clients. Visit her boutique in the Palais Royal for a consultation or to pick up some of her shiny silver ready-to-wear compacts. There is another location at 10 avenue Victor Hugo.

Displays at Calligrane, Paris.


With a selection of 200 handmade papers from all over the world, these adjacent shops are the addresses for precious and unique writing paper and instruments. Parisians consider Calligrane the ultimate source for calling cards and personal stationery.

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Camille Fournet

Camille Fournet has long been considered one of the finest makers of watch straps—Patek Phillipe, for instance, uses its alligator bands. This boutique, just off of the Rue du Rivoli, sells a range of goods of the same exquisite detailing.
Caravane Paris


For those who love a bit of the exotic arts from Morocco, Thailand or Bali, but don’t want to hop on a plane, Caravane is the answer. You can find authentic Aladinesque lamps, Arabic cushions, Berber rugs, Pacha beds, Tanger footstools, as well as pure linen sheets and table accessories and more. Additional addresses are located at 9 rue Jacob in the 6th and 19 Rue Saint-Nicolas in the 11th.

Interiors at Castaner, Paris, France


The Spanish espadrille shop’s Paris outpost sells every kind of rope shoe you can imagine in platforms and flats and multiple colors and patterns.

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Causse Gantier

As Hermès is to saddles so is Causse to gloves. Never heard of them? Well, that may be because until a few years ago, the glovemaker, or gantier, made exquisite leather gloves for the great couture houses like Chanel and Dior, as well as Hermès and Colette, but didn’t have its own retail outlet. Now, Causse, which was founded in France’s glove capital, Millau, in 1896, has opened a little jewel of a boutique just between the Place Vendôme and the Rue de Rivoli. With blond wood walls lined with elegant drawers and sculptural metal hands modeling gloves of all kinds, the small shop has the fetishistic allure of the world’s top shoe stores. Standout models: the pale grey elbow-length lizard; vibrant red lambskin with patent leather bows; metallic and fingerless driving mittens. All are still made at Millau’s last glove-making factory, which has another boutique and a museum devoted to past collections. (Visits to the atelier at Millau can be made in advance.)

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Centre Commercial

This concept boutique near trendy Canal Saint Martin neighborhood feels like it’s straight out of downtown Manhattan, with a curated collection that ranges from fashion and accessories (mostly men’s), shoes and beauty products to books, vintage furniture and even hipster bikes. The labels are a cool collection of French, Danish and British brands, many of which you’ll have never seen before.

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Charles Kammer

Shoemaker Charles Kammer has long been a secret weapon of stylish Parisian women. His designs are timeless and elegant but with an emphasis on comfort, so while his contemporaries Maud Frizon and Stephan Kelian in the '90s only sold high heels, Kammer included kitten options and flats. His brand has been revived with a new boutique just down the Rue de Grenelle from where the original one sat. Think more traditional Louboutin at a fraction of the price.


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