Specialty Shops Follow-Up

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As you can probably tell, here at SFP we love our shopping, especially when it’s for artisanal foods, hand crafted products, and independent boutiques specialising in specific goods. We have written a few of these posts in the past, some with more of a focus on food, but, of course, the ever expanding city of Paris is always surprising us with new pop ups and specialty shops around the city. Therefore, we like to keep you up to date with some of our favourite shopping spots in the city to find those special and one-off purchases!

 

 

Mon Éclair
52 Rue des Acacias, 75017
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 8pm & Sunday 10am – 1pm

I think we can all safely say that we really appreciate a deliciously creamy and fluffy éclair, and what better place to create your own than Paris? Mon Éclair gives you the opportunity to custom design éclairs. It’s really quite simple! First step is to choose the base, secondly, choose the cream filling and thirdly, choose your topping, and voila! Tahitian vanilla with pineapple confit, cheesecake cream filling and pear marshmallow are just a few of the appetizing flavours to choose from. If making your own isn’t your thing, then choose a selection of their freshly made éclairs of the day!

 

Nose 
20 Rue Bachaumont, 75002
Open Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 7:30pm 

If you’re interested in making your own personalised perfume then this is the place to go. Complete your diagnosis either in store or online by answering a few simple questions about the types of perfume you wear and like and receive your olfactory profile. Nose will recommend 5 different perfumes, give you a sample kit of each one for you to test, then will recommend a further 5 more accurate choices. You can order the best perfume that fits your likes and desires! It’s as simple as that. Their store is pretty cool too!

 

La Maison du Whisky 
20 rue d’Anjou, 75008
Open Monday & Saturday 9:30am – 7pm, Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 8pm
The famous whisky store is located in one of Paris’ most prestigious neighbourhoods – the 8th arrondissement. It attracts experienced connoisseurs and adventurous lovers of whisky who can come and choose from among 1300 different types of whisky. Japanese, Scottish, Irish, American or even whisky made from buckwheat – they have it all, and often exclusively, at La Maison du Whisky. If you’re really keen on whisky, become a member and share your passion for the liquor with others in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

 

La Fabrique de Lunettes 
11 Boulevard du Temple, 75003
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Located in an old building on the famous Boulevard du Temple is the glass-fronted lab dedicated to glasses of all descriptions. Here, you can watch the masters at work as they turn sight into science and transform your prescription glasses into works of art! As you walk into the quirky looking store with black and white dog tooth flooring, vibrant colours and patterns all around, you are confronted with a huge array of glasses and frames. If fashion is what you’re looking for you’ll be sure to find something here. The best part – if you’re unsure of what you like, you have the option of renting sunglasses for a day, a week or even a month at desirable prices. Choices range from the latest Tom Ford glasses, Marc Jacobs and Ray Ban classics.

 

La Garçonnière
40, rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002
Open Monday – Sunday 10am – 8pm
The supposed “short-lived” pop up store located by Sentier metro was meant to be just a pop-up store, but due to its popularity, La Garçonnière still remains! This little fashion hub of accessories is one for the men out there interested in fashion. The industrial decor attracts men of all ages and styles to discover many different French designers, offering a wide range of leather goods, jewelry, and accessories. They have also introduced bio friendly products for male grooming to keep those trendy beards in tact! The space also offers coffee and whisky tastings, and on the odd occasion, wine and food nights. Men, get yourselves down there now and mingle with fashionistas alike!

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