Friday Favorites: Paris ShoppingMay 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Posted in Travel | 2 Comments
Tags: paris, shopping
We’ve had a great week in Paris, and I have to admit, one of the best parts has definitely been the shopping. It’s so much fun to explore the city and find new things. Although I made a list of stores to visit (Merci, COS, and Le Petit Atelier de Paris among them), most of our shopping has been more about happening upon a place by accident than following an itinerary. And that’s definitely been part of the fun.
Here are a few of our favorite ‘discoveries.’
Located in the Marais, Fleux is my absolute favorite by far. It looks small from the outside, but inside is a vast array of home furnishings and design objects. If I were granted a spending spree in any store in the city, I would run immediately to Fleux.
Le Case de Cousin Paul
This tiny shop is located in Montmartre, just down the street from the apartment we rented. I wanted so much to buy Jenna a strand of lights here, but between the transport home and the necessary electricity conversion, it seemed a bit too complicated. But these lights are absolutely gorgeous and very reasonably priced.
Unlike most of my favorites, BHV is a large department store. In addition to clothing and housewares, however, they have an entire floor dedicated to office and craft supplies. I love my local Michael’s store, so you can bet I absolutely went crazy here. Even the most basic school notebooks are cool!
Muji is like a Japanese version of The Container Store, but with a better curated collection and an impressive focus on the tiniest of details. Like at BHV, I pretty much went crazy over the notebooks.