13 rue Poncelet Paris 75017One of the city’s prettiest cheese shops, this family-owned operation on a busy market street, with separate aging cellars, offers a wide selection and a helpful staff.
5 ave du Docteur Arnold Netter Paris 75012Specialized in the art of le gateau, with kitchen accessories for professional and amateur dessert and pastry chefs, including silicone Eiffel Tower cake molds.
Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner
43 ave de Villiers Paris 75017 Métro: MalesherbesHenner (1829-1905) was one of the most appreciated painters of his generation. The museum's mansion was bought by Marie Henner, the widow of Henner's nephew, and donated to the state to house the artist's work. Although Henner never lived here, he sometimes dined with the original proprietor, Guillaume Dubufe, a fellow society painter who would have shared the same lifestyle and eclectic taste. Closed Tues.
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.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5-7 rue de Fourcy Paris 75004 Métro: Saint PaulFrance’s national photography museum, with multiple temporary exhibits. Closed Mon and Tues.
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.
107Rivoli – Les Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli Paris 1st Métro: Palais Royal - Musée du LouvreBooks, jewelry, fashion accessories, toys, tableware and art objects selected for their craftsmanship and relevance to contemporary design and decoration. One of the city's top museum shops, it also includes an excellent selection of books on art and design.
Loft Design By…
56 rue de Rennes Paris 75006Sophisticated ladies, urban dandies and their cool kids will find top quality, wearable clothes in chic but classic styles at an affordable price here.
5 Boulevard du temple, Paris 75003 39 rue de Charonne, Paris 75011 135 rue Ordener, Paris 75018A chain of fair-trade boutiques promoting ecologically friendly fashion, beauty products, home decor, ethnic jewelry, accessories and design items, from computer cases made from recycled posters and seatbelts to tagua-nut jewelry and Colombian black earthenware ceramics.
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.
Maison de la Truffe
19 Place de la Madeleine Paris 75008Has a superb tasting menu that offers tuber-based delicacies such as scallop carpaccio with Brumale truffles, and a shop for gourmet gifts including truffle-infused Armagnac.
Forge de Laguiole
29 rue Boissy d'Anglas Paris 75008Home of the humble shepherd's folding knife that has become a coveted and trendy accoutrement. Laguiole—pronounced la-yole—is the name of a small town in the Aveyron region of central France, and a generic name for a folding knife made in the vicinity. Whether the blade is stainless steel or high carbon, and the handle in horn, wood, ivory or the aluminum chosen by designer Philippe Starck for one luxury model, the knife made by Forges de Laguiole is a collector's dream.