Category Archives: a good day to shop

l’objet qui parle – part I

l'objet qui parle, 86 rue des Martyrs, 75018 is one of my favorite stores in Paris. I have been frequenting this brocante (vintage store) of home décor for over a decade. I mention this because a few times when I made the trip to Montmartre it was unexpectedly not open. The opening hours seem to…
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Merci in Milan

I just saw that Merci has opened a pop-up shop in Milan and it will be selling its wares through April 13. Hmmm...I am hoping this will become a trend for Merci and we might see a pop-up shop in the States sometime soon. P.S. If you haven't heard of Merci, check out my post here.…
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Marché aux puces de la Porte de Vanves (Vanves Flea Market)

A fun thing to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning is to head to the Marché aux puces de la Porte de Vanves (Vanves Flea Market), between avenue Marc Sangnier and avenue Georges Lafenestre. It usually has around 350 merchants, so it fairly easy to navigate in a few hours. The prices are reasonable and there is…
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Frederic Malle

One of my favorite ways to remember a special trip is buy something scented like a candle, perfume, lotion, or soap. I try to buy it at the beginning of my trip, and use it during the rest of my time away. Then when I return home, each time I smell the scent I am…
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spree

When I am up in the 18th arrondissement, I try to pop into spree (16 rue la vieuville, 75018). Spree is a clothing boutique that was founded by Roberta Oprandi and Bruno Hadjadj in 2000. It has a number of well-known clothing lines including the beloved French designer, Isabel Marant as well as up-and-coming fashion designers such as…
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Merci

I can't resist a trip to Merci (111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003) when I am in Paris. Maybe you have already heard or even visited the concept store? If not, I highly recommend it. A bright red car will welcome you to Merci as you enter the paved courtyard off the busy Beaumarchais boulevard. As you step inside the store,…
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Petit Pan

This colorful window display of Petit Pan Maison & Décor caught the attention of my daughter and I while we were wandering around in the Marais. We found their store filled with not only décor for the home, but also accessories like a turquoise corduroy duffel bag with an orange zipper that my daughter thought would…
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Cire Trudon

You may have heard of or even bought some of  Cire Trudon's famous candles, but have you had a chance to visit their store in the 6th arrondissment (78, rue de Seine, 75006)?  It is always a special treat for me to visit Cire Trudon in Paris. Just like their amazing candles, the decor of…
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Coutellerie Ceccaldi

Last time I was in Paris I happened to walk by the store for Ceccaldi knives, but it was not open. I took these photos to remind myself to go back as I wanted to find out more about the maker of these gorgeous knives. Fortunately, I spotted this article in the New York Times about Ceccaldi…
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La maison d’Anna G.

This collage is from an online shop based out of Paris called La maison d'Anna G. Anna G. is a Scandinavian who is currently living in Paris. She began with a blog showcasing Scandinavian design and interior decorating and recently opened an online shop that sells très chic housewares. Fortunately, she ships worldwide, so we can all take…
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