Comptoir de l’Homme
5-7 rue de Tournon Paris 75006Cosmetics, fragrances, grooming and skin care products for men.
Avenue Winston Churchill Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau.The fine arts museum of the City of Paris, in a beautifully renovated Belle Epoque building, originally built for the World’s Fair of 1900. The permanent collection covers the history of art from antiquity to the early 20th century. Closed Mon.
111 blvd Beaumarchais Paris 75003A four-story boutique complex in the upper Marais that includes a florist shop, used bookstore, designer and vintage clothing for men, women and children, accessories, kitchenware, design furniture and flea market finds—and a restaurant. Designers including Stella McCartney and Paul Smith offer customized versions of items from their collections at more accessible prices, and profits go to a charity for disadvantaged children.
2-4, 6, & 19 rue du Jour, 1st 6 & 10-12 rue du Vieux Colombier, 6th 13 rue de Marseille, 10thA quintessential Parisian fashion brand for men, women and children, including accessories and leather goods.
Et Puis C’est Tout
72 rue des Martyrs Paris 75018A great collection of 1950s-1970s furniture, barware, lamps and hundreds of key chains, mostly brand-specific, logo-emblazoned and iconic models.
La Maison du Cerf Volant
7 rue de Prague Paris 75012Kites in every form and color, from butterflies and birds of paradise to octopi with long trailing tentacle tails.
104 rue Vieille du Temple Paris 3rd Métro: Filles du calvaireHod is a kind of jewelry collective that offers handpicked pieces from fashion-savvy designers covering all the fashion bases. The current rage for delicate styles to mix and match is well represented, with necklaces, bracelets and rings dangling semiprecious stones, pearls or diamonds. The boutique’s own line—called Doh—includes stylish diamond rings gently priced at $300 to $600. Other offerings include scarves, bags and belts.
Surface to Air
108 rue Vieille du Temple Paris 75003Cutting-edge womenswear in luxurious materials, and quality tailoring at a modest price. Founded as a creative agency by a group of young Paris-based designers over a decade ago, the label's minimalist aesthetic blends fashion with art, overlapping into film, photography and design. The ultimate in street-chic.
14 rue de la Corderie Paris 3rd Métro: TempleA fabulous concept boutique Paris’s Haut Marais where clothes are displayed on a curtained mini-stage, jewelry is in a stylized coffin and the mannequins seem ready to speak, as if right off a Jean Cocteau movie set. Some of the shop’s limited-edition pieces are closest in spirit to theatrical costumes, but there are plenty of outstanding everyday pieces, along with some fairly wacky headgear, handmade leather goods, a small vintage collection and a bookstore.
Galerie Martin-Caille Matignon
75 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré Métro: MiromesnilJust across the street from the Hôtel Bristol, American-born gallery owner Janet Greenberg specializes in the work of French 20th-century Impressionist Max-Agostini (1914–1997)—light-dappled, color-infused paintings of parks, gardens, still lifes and landscapes. The gallery also shows works by Provençal artist Pierre Cornu (1895–1996) and German artist Franz Priking (1929–1979).
En Attendant les Barbares
35 rue de Grenelle Paris 75007The pioneer gallery, which opened in 1984, boasts an A-list including unique pieces, limited and unlimited editions by Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, Andrée Putman, Arik Lévy, Hilton Mc Connico and Eric Schmitt.
Chocolaterie Jacques Genin
133 rue de Turenne Paris 75003The city’s newest temple to chocolate, an elegant, two-level shop in the Marais, filled with such delights as Szechuan pepper ganache, éclairs au chocolat and mango-passionfruit caramels. There’s also a tea salon and upstairs glass-walled workshop where you can watch the chocolatiers in action.