Shopping, Spa + Services

  • Maison Kitsuné Opens Its Second Boutique in Paris

    By Katja Kozlevcar

    Maison Kitsuné is a collaborative brand between Gildas Loaëc, creative director of the band Daft Punk, and the architect Masaya Kuroki, who made a switch to fashion design. Bringing together music, fashion and design, Kitsuné is a unique concept of trendy and modern luxury.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 )
  • USpa Shiseido Fouquet's Barrière

    By Paige Donner

    To enter the world of Parisian Palace Hotel Fouquet’s new U Spa Barrière Shiseido is to enter into the world ofOmotenashi. This Japanese word has only an approximation of translation into English, the nearest being « devotion to clients ». Omotenashi is a word that must first be translated with the heart.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 June 2014 )
  • Market Streets in Paris

    By Marjorie R. Williams

    Looking for a rue with a view? Don’t miss the market streets of Paris. They’re located in different neighborhoods of Paris, and each one offers a chance to shop and eat like a local.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 21 April 2014 )
  • Marché Raspail: An Evergreen Market in the 6th

    By Marjorie R. Williams

    It might be winter, but that doesn’t slow down the flow of goods or customers at the outdoor markets. Marjorie R. Williams, co-author and photographer of Markets of Paris, 2nd ed., describes Marché Raspail, one of the most popular open-air neighborhood markets in Paris.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 February 2014 )
  • The Saint-Quentin Market

    By Marjorie R. Williams

    Whether a foodie or an architecture buff, a visit to the Saint-Quentin market in Paris is sure to please just about everyone. This Baltard-style covered market, located in the 10th arrondissement, is one of the oldest structures of its kind still standing in Paris. And it’s filled with tantalizing local and ethnic foods plus libations.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 October 2013 )
  • The Wonder Vintage Market is Back!

    By Katherine Brodsky

    The Wonder Vintage Market has launched in Paris two years ago and its curated selection of vintage fashion and design has been attracting plenty of visitors. It's back this year, running September 20-22, and the organizers have some activities specially tailored for the event.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 02 September 2013 )
  • Falling in Love with Food at Marché des Enfants Rouges

    By Katherine Brodsky

    Located in the Marais district on rue de Bretagne, Marché des Enfants Rouges is widely considered to be the oldest food market in Paris, having been built in 1615.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 09 August 2013 )
  • Fashionista Alert

    By Loui Franke

    Are you a fashion victim? Do you sometimes want to buy something that “simply everyone will be wearing”? An ever changing kaleidoscope of looks, accessories, colors, shapes and bling assault us everyday and for every season. How can we not be a fashionista once in awhile?

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 December 2013 )
  • Paris Flea Markets and Shopping Tips

    By Marjorie R. Williams

    Exploring flea markets is a popular weekend activity in Paris for locals and travelers alike. The items that turn up cover the spectrum. And so flea marketing is one of those “equal opportunity” activities--likely to appeal to people of all ages (yes, even--or especially--when in Paris with teenagers), sexes, backgrounds, and hobbies. The Paris flea markets are open year round, but the inventory expands during spring and summer.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 April 2013 )
  • Shopping in Paris: What Just a Few Euros Can Get You

    By Naomi Mikhaiel

    I have just moved into my new apartment in Paris. The first morning I decide to stay in, purely to enjoy the tranquillity and comfort of the new space. The apartment is filled with light and is just about as quiet as a library. I gaze here and there, taking in the neatness of the bookshelves, a Canaletto print,  and a dried posy of thyme. My gaze falls onto an enormous old copy of Baudelaire’s ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ and then wanders to a beautiful teapot and a potted jasmine wound delicately around the balcony.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 31 May 2013 )
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