What’s a trip to Paris without bringing back some cool souvenirs and gifts? The question is, where do you go when your looking for souvenirs that aren’t the cheesy, massly produced Eiffel Tower key chains or I heart Paris stuff? If you’re trip is coming to an end and it’s time to fill your suitcases with some last minute finds. Or you are based in Paris and need to find a cool birthday gift or want to discover a local brand. Here is a list of places in Paris that have one of a kind, quality items, for your different shopping needs!
Merci– was once an old wallpaper shop turned concept store with ( clothing, accessories, home goods)
Front de Monde -The first concpet store with a selection of local creators who have an ethical or sustainable focus
We are Paris ( E-shop/ Pop Up)- Creators 100% made in France( jewelry, accessories, purses)
Fleux – several stores all right next to each other ( gifts, souvenirs, home goods). It’s impossible to leave here without buying something
La Passerelle Concept store ( Canal St.Martin)- they carry a nice selection of brands Made in Paris, Made in France and Made in Europe, and they have a nice low-key cafe in the back of the store.
Colette -if you are looking to splurge on some unique item
Noir Gaazol -Shop on wheels ( Tricycle & truck) and pop up shop (Clothes, accessories, jewelry, magazines, gifts ideas, a rotating selection of designers and products.
Klin d’oeil -selection of handmade goods, every piece in the shop tells a story
Paris Rendez Vous – concept boutique right near Hotel de Ville, with a curated selection of products Made in France
La Chaise Lounge– eclectic items, great for souvenirs or gifts (various locations in Paris)
Le Marche Noir– this place and all the staff inside are cool without trying very hard, vintage clothing shop. The vibes in this shop feel like you’re shopping somewhere in Morocco
Maison Château Rouge – urban contemporary African wax brand made in Paris, E-shop and newly opened boutique in Chateau Rouge
Diyananko African goods- Little pieces of African right in Paris, hand picked by the owner during her travels.
Serigraphie Montmartre– down to earth local screen printing studio in Montmartre. They carry cool hand printed postcards ( 1 euro each), and tees that reflect everyday Parisian images. Everything inside is unique, hand made, and affordable.
Shakespeare & Co – Famous English bookstore orginally opened by George Whitman in 1951
Artazart Design BookStore – design books and magazines, nice selection of gifts as well
OFR Bookstore/ Gallery -nice selection of design magazine and books with a cool gallery space in the back
Food Related Gifts
Rue Montorgueil– is a go to place where you can find many things in one place (chocolate, jams, wine)
Librarie Gourmand – book store for the foodie, wine connoisseur, pastry chef…
Marriage Freres – French gourmet tea company with over 500 references of teas
Local Coffee Roasters- Brûlerie de Belleville,Cafe Lomi, La Caféothèque, Terres de Cafe carry quality coffee roasted in Paris that you can bring back home with you. Artéfact is also a great place for teas and tea accessories.
Other Brands you may like:
Here are some local brands (mainly Made in Paris) that don’t have a physical shop but have really nice things you can order online or are carried in other shops in Paris:
Les Partisanes (watch brand), Hand and Hand ( Jewelry), Paris in Paris ( Shoe brand), Walk in Paris (Streetwear brand), Tiffanie Delune ( Home goods), Niki’s Groove ( Parisian Illustrations), Sarendip ( handmade clutch brand made from unique textiles from all over the world), NSAP ( Street wear T-shirt brand), Menos Mas ( Made in Paris natural beauty products)
If you have a favorite shop to add to the list don’t hesitate to send it. I’m working on a cool project looking to collaborate with local brands( 100% Made in France or Paris based brands), don’t hesitate to contact me.