Planning a trip to Paris may be the dream come true of many people, but although exciting, it’s not an easy task. Why? Because there are so many beautiful places to go and things to see in Paris that narrowing them down to those we can actualy visit, it’s not piece of cake. Specially if you’re a design lover or a shopaholic. In fact, the City of Lights is a design shopper’s dream, and there’s no better place to start exploring the top shops than these two quintessential Parisian neighborhoods: Place de la République and the Canal Saint-Martin.
Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the best Paris shopping, that any design lover would appreciate. No more wondering where to go in Paris, here’s the must-go top shops for your next trip to the French capital.
This concept shop from the design firm founded by Houssam Kanaan in 2010 features the brand’s own 1950s-inspired furniture, as well as other internationally designed pieces. Other fun items abound, like a vintage Pepsi sign and a selection of photographs and candles from art and lifestyle collective Lola James Harper.
28 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris, France
Limited-edition artworks and prints from graphic artists get the royal treatment at this gallery/print shop. The narrow space, which opened last June (adding to their other outpost in the Marais), hosts a different exhibition each month, with a wide selection of numbered and signed prints from various artists’ repertoires always available.
1 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
Madeleine & Gustave
It began as a pop-up shop three years ago and now it features a drool-worthy display of contemporary collections from Nordic, French, and Anglo brands, a majority of which are represented by Serax, a Belgian platform for makers. In the three-floor, all-white space, founder Pascale Gibert exposes the heart and soul of artisans by displaying information around their individual objects. Standout pieces make this a must go store in Paris.
19 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Located in the 10e arrondissement de Paris, this is a special store. Accessory designers Louise Damas and Claire Rischette joined forces to open this one-stop shop to showcase their individual jewelry and handbag collections. But you’ll also find brass knobs and hooks in the shape of pineapples and crocodiles, raw leather plant hangers, and a large selection of candles and fragrance sachets.
6 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France
With the traditional indian savoir-faire and the Parisian refinement, designer Usha Bora fills a void in the Paris design world with vibrant items that exemplify genuine artisanship. With wood-block prints from Rajasthan and handwoven cushions made in Assam (the northeast India region where she was born), Jamini shop offers scarves woven with “peace silk” yarn and notebooks filled with 100 percent natural paper made from elephant and rhino waste via a process that helps preserve forests.
10 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France