348 rue Saint Honoré Paris 1st Métro: TuileriesLuxury behemoth LVMH acquired the venerable luggage company Moynat last year with the intention of revamping the once-iconic travel trunk-maker founded in 1849. The new designer has incorporated some of the original flourishes, from the subtle curves of the women’s handbags to elegant brass T-locks on men’s briefcases and false bottoms for hiding sensitive documents. Prices are commensurate with the high quality: totes start at about $900, custom luggage can easily exceed $20,000.
1 bis rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris 75003American cosmetics star Brown has just opened her first boutique in Paris, on the main shopping street in the Marais.
Galerie Aveline/Jean-Marie Rossi
94 rue du Fbg St-Honoré Paris 75008 Métro: MiromesnilOne of the city's best-known dealers in exceptional 17th- to 19th-century furniture, paintings, and objets d’art, beautifully displayed in a vast gallery on the Place Beauvau.
149 rue Saint-Honoré 75001Known for exquisite clutch bags.
Musée Maillol–Fondation Dina Vierny
59-61 rue de Grenelle Paris 75007 Métro: Rue du BacA 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 de La Vieuville Paris 75018A terrific inventory of big-name designers—Isabel Marant, Comme des Garçons and Tsumori Chisate—alongside labels you've never heard of. There's also a selection of accessories, jewelry, modern furniture and lighting; original artwork by local artists completes the gallery atmosphere.
La Cinémathèque Française
51 rue de Bercy Paris 75012 Métro: BercyNow installed in a building designed by Frank Gehry at the edge of the Bercy park, France's legendary Cinémathèque includes a superb movie museum and a vast film-archive library. Daily screenings and excellent temporary exhibits. Closed Tues.
1 rue de Furstemberg Paris 75006 Métro: MabillonAn impossibly chic gallery boutique that mixes fashion with art books, housewares, jewelry, small leather goods, sunglasses, perfumes and fine art. As in a gallery, the inventory changes constantly—clothing according to season and everything else according to whatever owner Axel Teinturier finds interesting and clever: eye-catching ornaments for the home, plush designer rugs, classic merino sweaters for men and ostrich-leather handbags for women.
16 rue Elzévir 75003 Paris Métro Saint-PaulThe 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.
77, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré Paris 75008Founded in 1968 by Bernard Steinitz, who now works together with his son Benjamin, one of the city’s best known galleries for top-level 17th- and 18th-century furniture and objets d’art, including exceptional carved wood panelling.
7 avenue Vélasquez Paris 8th Métro: Monceau or VilliersA Paris city museum with an extraordinary collection of Asian art, in a former private mansion built around a colossal bronze Buddha. Closed Mon.
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.