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 404 rue Saint Honoré Paris 75001

Handsome handbags, luggage and other luxury leather goods and accessories, including a top-selling canvas tote imprinted “Ceci est un IT BAG”.

Musée Cernuschi

 7 avenue Vélasquez Paris 8th Métro: Monceau or Villiers

A Paris city museum with an extraordinary collection of Asian art, in a former private mansion built around a colossal bronze Buddha. Closed Mon.


 83 quai de Valmy Paris 75010

Hypercool bookstore for magazines and coffee-table books devoted to fashion, art, photography, calligraphy and interior design.

Musée Maillol–Fondation Dina Vierny

 59-61 rue de Grenelle Paris 75007 Métro: Rue du Bac

A museum established by Dina Vierny, who as a very young woman was the model and muse of sculptor Aristide Maillol. The permanent collection offers Maillol sculptures and drawings, along with works by Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis, Redon and Kandinsky, and Vierny’s own collection of modern primitive artists. Open daily except on Christmas and Jan 1. Closure for renovation.


 16 rue Elzévir 75003 Paris Métro Saint-Paul

The most beautiful confiserie-pâtisserie in Paris, and the first Paris offshoot of the exquisite Meert pâtisserie and tea salon in Lille, founded in 1761. Meert’s fame centers on its unique version of the gaufre, a delicate waffle native to the old region of Flanders, treasured for its sublime cream center perfumed with Madagascar vanilla. The boutique also carries chocolates and jams and, on Saturdays only, delicious pastries.

Baby Dior

 28 ave Montaigne Paris 75008

Fashion for infants and children doesn’t get much more luxurious than this. Smaller baby boutiques can be found in Le Bon Marché and Galeries Lafayette.


 31 rue Dauphine, 6th Métro: Odéon

A big Left Bank gallery that is one of the most important dealers in design-as-art, showing and producing limited editions for top designers including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Marc Newson and Martin Szekely.

Mémorial de la Shoah

 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier Paris 75004 Métro: Saint Paul

A memorial and documentation center dedicated to the history of European Jews and the Holocaust, holding regular temporary exhibits. At the entrance is the Wall of Names, inscribed with the names of 76,000 deportees. Closed Sat.

Arc en Seine

 31 rue de Seine, Paris 75006

Opened in 1984 by Christian Boutonnet and Rafaël Ortiz and specializing in the best of Art Deco furnishings, sculpture and objets d'art by desingers including Pierre Chareau, Jean-Michel Frank, Eugène Prinz, Alexandre Noll, Gio Ponti, Alberto and Diego Giacometti.

The Different Company

 10 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris 75004

High-end niche perfume company created by Jean-Claude Ellena and his daughter Céline.


 127 ave des Champs Elysées Paris 75008

The flagship store for the venerable French leather goods company known for its luggage and handbags, including a great-looking line named for French actress Isabelle Adjani.

Jamin Puech

 68 rue Vieille du Temple Paris 3rd

Handbag designers Benoît Jamin and Isabelle Puech opened their first boutique in 1996 after designing bags for Chanel, Balmain and Karl Lagerfeld, and their bags quickly became hallmarks for the bobo—bourgeois bohemian—fashion set. The designers’ fanciful limited-edition bags are handmade in leather, raffia or embroidered fabric, with meticulous detailing and decoration in all-natural materials—wood, seeds, horn, bone, shells and beads. They’re fun, colorful and practical.
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