and now, where to shop for new goods in paris.
i've shared my favorite vintage spots with you, now it's time for where to shop for the brand new goods while in paris.
we’ll begin with a visit to drôle de monsieur, a must-see fashion boutique in le marais offering very wearable everyday wardrobe, with collections halfway between a fascination for the 70’s and 80’s aesthetic, nostalgia for the 90’s, and with true attention to today’s chic comfort. past and present meet in their fun and funky collections, with the sophistication of retro silhouettes and a cheeky motto that i had to have hanging on my walls -- you can wear it on a t-shirt, too: not from paris madame. 52 rue charlot, 75003 Paris.
also in le marais is a lovely little shop i stumbled upon, inoui editions, a french accessory brand created by stylist lise guitton and textile designer mathilde bon. starting with their signature scarves, they moved on to collections of leather goods, home decor, and ready-to-wear using the same design identity as their iconic prints. each print on their scarves tells you a story like a painting. there are several paris locations, but i visited their le marais location. 17 rue des blancs manteaux, 75004 Paris.
a longtime favorite of mine is merci, a concept store where you can shop for not only french fashion but fabulous homewares, too. it's kind of my home away from home in paris, and if i'm feeling a little lost or overwhelmed, i head to merci to feel comfortable and welcome. and i always dine in their used book shop café at least once while i'm there. or i'll also stop into their very charming le cine-cafe. the store always has amazing displays happening, usually around a general theme, so i promise you'll never leave uninspired. 111 boulevard beaumarchais, 75003 Paris.
artéfact paris is a shop i happened upon by chance. located in le marais, on the historic rue des blancs-manteaux, a road was named in 1289 after a monastery located just behind the boutique specializing in carefully sourced teas from all over the world as well as delicious house blends you can try in their small tea tasting area. it was a very hot day in paris, and the very kind store owner offered me some refreshing cold herbal blend to try, which i ended up buying and bringing home. they also carry some exquisite ceramics, art books, and homewares. a truly lovely little shop. 23 rue des blancs manteaux 75004 paris.
i've been stopping into concept store la mouette rieuse for years now, and it's always a fun and inspiring visit filled with wonderful art and photography books, whimsical paper goods, parisian souvenirs, home accessories, and even a sweet little coffee and co-working cafe in the rear. 17 bis rue pavée, 75004 Paris.
le monde sauvage from founder Beatrice Laval is also a longtime favorite of mine, and I've purchased many a beautiful pillow and bedroll from this pretty textile shop. it's a lovely little shop you'll fall in love with. 21 rue de sévigné 75004 paris.
i've been following the socialite family design and lifestyle blog forever, but founder constance gennari has now opened several brick and mortar stores in paris. i stopped into the shop in the 12th arrondissement, where the socialite family carries chic modern lighting, furniture, textiles, and an abundance of beautifully curated homewares. 12 rue saint-riacre, 75002 paris.
la tresorerie is another shop i never miss when coming to Paris. much like the general stores of yesteryear, drugstores-hardware stores-merceries in which one could find everything necessary to equip a household, it's a homeware junkie's paradise with everything from cookware, unique kitchen gadgets like champagne corks to incredible linens, french shopping totes, to fragrance and soaps. don't miss it! 11, rue du château d'eau, 75010 paris.
bonton in le marais is always a stop for me, not only for their adorable children's goods but for their famous photo booth. drop in a few euros, and you've got a parisian memory for life -- always good for a laugh. the concept store is also super inspiring and now carries furniture, homewares and even fashion for women. right down the street from merci, it's a must-visit for those who crave creativity and inspiration while they shop. 5 boulevard des filles du calvaire, 75003 paris.
happy trails and happy shopping! x, victoria