Category Archives: a good day to shop

SoPi (South Pigalle)

There is a lot going on in the SoPi neighborhood of Paris (otherwise known as South Pigalle). Have you heard about SoPi? I didn't know much about it until a couple summers ago when I made a visit to the Musée de la Vie Romantique in the 9th arrondissement. After a visit to the museum, I decided…
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Le Village Saint-Paul – The Other Marais

When I made my first trip to Paris almost twenty years ago (yikes), I remembered reading that Le Village Saint-Paul was a great place to shop for antiques. I did a quick tour of it on that trip and still have vivid memories of stores with beautiful silver serving pieces (but with high price tags). If…
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Un Singe en Hiver

Earlier this week, I wrote about visiting the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, the staggering antique market just north of Paris (read the post here). I mentioned that the market is actually 15 smaller ones, and I usually try to make it to two or three of the individual marchés like Marché Paul Bert. Unlike some of the other…
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Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen (Saint-Ouen Flea Market)

A visit to the famous Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen (or les puces) can be a bit daunting for even a seasoned visitor. It can be a bit tricky to actually get to the market, the sheer size of it can be overwhelming and the prices can be intimidating. In spite of these factors, I highly recommend a visit to…
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l’objet qui parle – part III

A visit to l'objet qui parle, 86 rue des Martyrs, 75018 never disappoints me (unless I find it closed). As I mentioned before (here and here), this petite brocante in Montmartre is one of my favorite shops for home décor in Paris. The store is stocked with treasures —and many are reasonably priced and perfectly sized to be tucked…
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Ofr.

Not too far from Place de la République is Ofr., 20, rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003, a trés cool bookstore and art gallery. You can't help but feel a little more hip after a visit to this store. It stocks the most current magazines in art, fashion, photography, architecture and design. And there are some great vintage books (such as the…
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rue Montorgueil

I had a great day on rue Montorgueil, one of the most colorful market streets in Paris. Take a peek at what I saw here.
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Perfume Shopping in Paris’ 1st Arrondissement

I mentioned before that I like to buy something scented when I am on a trip. When I return home, the scent brings back memories of my trip. I usually buy something small like soap or lotion, but I wish I could bring home perfume each time I travel to Paris. There are so many…
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Paris Rendez-Vous

The City of Paris recently opened a new concept store in city hall (Hotel de Ville) called Paris Rendez-Vous, 9 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris. It sells a number of gift type items that are iconic to the City of Light (e.g., Ladurée candles and Mariage Frères teas). The central location of the boutique makes it an easy…
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