Specialty Shops in Paris
We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris.
La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009
One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the French love honey. It’s a fact. And this fact proves itself when you step inside La Maison du Miel. Immediately the different colors jump out at you (who knew there were so many colors of honey?!), and then, once you walk around and take a closer look, you’ll notice all the different flavors of honey, as well as the incredible attention to detail, down to the adorable honey bee mosaic floor. Chestnut, buckwheat, dandelion, among other flavors I had never heard of. Their newest flavor coming in soon is lychee from Madagascar! So if you feel like your breakfast needs a little pep, hop over to La Maison du Miel and comb though (pun intended) the wonder of the honey shop.
Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am-7pm
Bonus: La Maison du Miel is having a free tasting day next Saturday, September 26!
Bookmarc- 17 place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001
Before I tell you about the amazing Bookmarc, I need to confess something. I picked this book specialty shop out of all the others in Paris because it was opened by Marc Jacobs. And I’m a sucker for anything Marc Jacobs. Anyway, back to books! This shop is no ordinary book store. Located right next to the Marc Jacobs store, Bookmarc showcases Marc Jacobs’ love of all things literary. Here you can find stationery, notebooks, and bags, all with adorable Paris-themed prints. But the book collection is what really draws you in to this store. All hand-picked by Marc Jacobs himself, you will find an extensive collection of fashion books, some signed by famous designers. Stop by Bookmarc if you’re looking for a new book or if you need a gift the Marc Jacobs’ lover in your life.
Open Monday through Saturday from 11am-7pm
La Maison du Chou- 7 rue Furstenberg, 75006; 5 rue Jean de Bellay, 75004
We at SFP are big foodies, so we had to include at least one food shop on this list (does honey count as food?). La Maison du Chou should be on every pastry-lovers bucket list. Serving only choux à la crème, this tiny shop in Saint Germain des Près has been beckoning customers since 2012 with its hand filled to order chou, so they’re never soggy! They actually became so popular that just one year after opening the owner opened another one on the Île Saint Louis. Next time you have guests over, head over to the Île Saint Louis or Saint Germain des Près and pick up a box of choux, sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-8pm
La Boutique des Anges- 2 rue Yvonne le Tac, 75018
If you’ve been to the Sacré Cœur, chances are you’ve walk right past this tiny boutique filled with angels. At first La Boutique des Anges feels little overwhelming; there are angels covering every inch, all looking at you with eyes begging you to buy them. But once you start looking at them individually and looking at the detail, you notice the amazing talent it takes to make them. Here you can find angels made from every material, in every form, for every occasion. Want to learn about angles? They have books! Want an angel always close to your heart? They have necklaces! (among other jewelry) Want to smell like an angel? They even have perfume! So the next time you find yourself in Abbesses, give this boutique the traffic it deserves and adopt an angel.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am-7:30pm, and Sundays from 11am-7pm
September 3, 2018
July 23, 2018