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39 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Beaubourg, Marais, 4ème
This was my favorite store in Paris (or techinically stores – since there’s 2 across the street from each other). I wanted to buy everything! They have a huge selection of home decor and gifts that are quirky, whimiscal and fun but also elegant and affordable.
Fleux is a sophisticated Spencer’s/Anthropologie, if you can imagine.Decor, trinkets, jewelry, candles, flatware, wall clocks, animal heads, succulents… The inventory is insane, quirky and stylish in its own right.
77 rue de la Verrerie
If only my airline didn’t have weight restrictions for luggage, I would have walked out of this store with heaving bags. I wanted to buy everything in sight! This is a cleverly curated shop that stocks everything from home decor (placemats, pot holders, clocks and wall art) to beautiful locally made jewellery in copper, silver and gold, as well as purses and wallets and even lamps and calendars.
I picked up a beautiful leather wallet/wristlet in maroon by Nat & Nin (60€) as well as a long-coveted – and genius – hook that can be busted out on a whim when there’s nowhere to hang your purse. Go here, and bring money!
57 rue Saint Louis en l’Ile
An adorable shop full of all kinds of cute and creative housewares.
I love cooking and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so it’s only natural that I would seek kitchen gadgets and utensils that have as much personality as I do.
This place is full of cute and funny but practical items you didn’t know you needed, and other things that make you want to replace what you already have. I was able to find quite a few useful additions for my own kitchen, including a few items that I’ve had a hard time finding elsewhere.
13 Rue Montmartre
Surprisingly not that many pastry equipment supply stores that I found in Paris that are open to the public. But I did find this one. Sort of like a catch-all store for all things pastry, confections, cakes. They have a wide range including some exoglass baking pans and financier baking molds (about 40-50 euros per sheet) Plenty of chocolate molds, sprinkles, premade decor for buche de noel. I did find some of the silikomart molds that they sell here are about the same as if you purchase them from a website but I got some here as well. The line and crowd here can really pick up but the staff is fairly efficient. Overall a very successful outing. I don’t think I have visited Paris and not stopped by Mora at least once.
With the influx of many home decor shops and stores in and around Paris, it can be challenging to locate a trustworthy place to purchase from. But with the shops mentioned above, I’m pretty sure you’ll find whatever you’re looking for and at great prices too.