Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store Just on the edge of Le Marais is the concept store Merci, opened by the founders of children’s store Bonpoint (see also after dark section for Grazie restaurant). From perfumier to library, cafe to clothes boutique, you name it Merci has it covered, and they’ve made an art installation out of it. Whether you’re looking for an egg timer, a pair of brogues or
Paris Shopping, Le Marais Marche des Enfant Rouge is an outdoor farmers market with multi coloured furniture and multi national cuisine, located off Rue Bretagne. Stop here for spot of lunch and you’re ready to hit Le Marais for an afternoons shopping. L’Estaminet Cafe Marche’ des Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne 75003 www.lestaminetdesenfantsrouges.com L’Estaminet The streets of Le Marais are filled with shops, bars and cafes. I
Paris Shopping Markets Porte de Vanves Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday morning. 7am–1pm, but arrive early to snap up the best pieces. One of the best flea markets in Paris for vintage clothes and accessories, antiques, trinkets, old vinyl records and nostalgic postcards, often with the original letters still written on the back.
Paris Shopping Concept Stores L’Eclaireur No sign on the door, just ring the doorbell and you enter into one of the most exclusive retail addresses in Paris. You can buy everything from clothing and candles to sculptures and shoes. Think Dover Street Market set in a seductively lit ecclesiastic building, blaring out classical music. Very eyes wide shut. There are six L’Eclaireur stores in Paris but the one in Rue
Paris Shopping Sant Germain des Pres Once the domain of artists, musicians and intellectuals Sant Germain des Pres is a great place to people watch, especially if sitting in one of the typically Parisian street cafes. For a spot of intellectual tourism head to Cafe de Flore or Les Deux Magots the famed hang outs of Hemingway, Proust and Jean Paul Satre. Cafe de Flore 172 bd. St-Germain 75006 Les