Paris is full of the most amazing and inspiring shops. Of course, you can hit the Avenue Montaigne for all of the great fashion brands or meander through the streets of Le Marais for some more avant garde designers but my favorite shops in Paris are full of treasures for the home. Here are some of my favorite Paris boutiques that you may not have ever heard of…
Talmaris(71 Avenue Mozart, 75016 Paris, France)is heaven on earth for a tabletop lover. It is filled from floor to ceiling with treasures for the home but I especially love popping in to see what tablescape they have staged in their constantly changing dining area.
Dior Maison (30 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France) is always my first stop in Paris! I adore their carefully edited shelves of treasures. The prices certainly reflect the luxurious nature of their offerings but I always find something that I haven’t seen anywhere else. They feature home items from artists such as Joy de Rohan Chabot and Vladimir Kanevsky. Make a reservation at L’Avenue for lunch and then walk across the street to shop Dior!
Boutique D. Porthault (5 Rue du Boccador, 75008 Paris, France) is always a favorite in city that has a location but shopping there, for me, is always a treasure hunt! I love to look for a new print or a classic pattern that steals my heart in a new way. It is always a great spot to find a gift for a host or hostess or a special something to take home to a friend. I love to give their tissue covers, laminated trays or cocktail napkins as gifts.
La Tuile à Loup (35 rue Daubenton, Paris, France) is a must-stop-shop for any aptware lover. It isn’t easy to find authentic French aptware in the States so I always try to bring home a treasure or two from this wonderful shop. Try to go when Eric, the passionate shop owner, is there so that he can charm you with his knowledge of the different types of pottery in his store. He has a wonderful collection of vintage and antique linens for sale as well. You will leave is a new appreciation for the craftsmanship of the French artists who make these amazing pieces.
107Rivoli is a gem of a museum shop! It is filled with amazing decorative objects. books, stationery, gifts, and even toys. It is technically the museum shop of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs which deserves a visit as well! Make a reservation at LouLou for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the museum and shopping.
Deyrolle (46, rue du Bac – 75007 Paris) is another must-see in Paris. Whether you are looking to make a purchase or simply look around, take the time to find this treasure of a shop! Children of every age love to see their amazing selection of taxidermy and entomology. Millie loved seeing the butterflies and even a “unicorn” and JR loved looking at the wild animals and reptiles! It was really something to see! We spent at least two hours in the shop and sparked up a conversation with one of the amazing staff members who talked us through what they do as well as how and why they do it! I ran into one couple there who makes regular visits to Paris for work so they always stop by Deyrolle to buy a butterfly for their daughter. They said that her collection has grown over the years and each piece carries great memories. There are quite a few limitations on what can be sent back to the USA but the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. My photo above doesn’t do the shop justice!