213 rue Saint Honoré Paris 75001The first concept boutique in Paris, still cooler-than-thou, offering an eclectic selection of books, jewelry, trinkets, gadgets, cosmetics, scented candles, designer accessories and clothing for men and women.
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.
2-4 place Saint Sulpice Paris 75006The former couturier is back with a new boutique in Paris, where a small but opulent collection of accessories and housewares is displayed in a minimalist decor: colorful totes and silk scarves, Jackie O-style sunglasses and over-the-top necklaces, throw pillows, carafe-and-goblet sets and scented candles. No plans for a women's clothing label yet, but a raffish menswear line occupies a corner of the shop. 1/2013
30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, 4th; 13 rue des Grands-Augustins, 6thPurveyors of fine teas for more than 150 years, offering some 500 different teas along with teapots, tableware and accessories, in their elegant, colonial-style tea salon/shops.
Mémorial de la Shoah
17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier Paris 75004 Métro: Saint PaulA 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.
8 rue Saint-Roch 75001 Métro: TuileriesHIP—for Homo Inventit Paradisium, or Man Invents Paradise—is a sleek new art, design, jewelry and garden concept store with a fusion restaurant near the Tuileries Gardens. It stocks exclusive limited editions and unique glass pieces by Czech architect and designer Borek Sipek, along with Alessi and Driade kitchen utensils, Mark Brazier-Jones furniture, contemporary sculpture, avant-garde jewelry and rare orchids.
5 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, Paris 75003 82 rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007 122 rue du Bac, Paris 75007Three immense floors packed with fashion, furniture, interior accessories, toys, books, candy and cupcakes galore. Designer Valérie Mazerat has indulged her inner child to the max here, adding a cozy candy store-cum-café, a retro-style barber shop, a photo machine and cinema corner.
Robert le Héros
13 rue des Quatre-Vents Paris 75006A leading design collective set up by four art school friends who reproduce their bold graphic designs on everything from cushions, curtains and wallpaper to funky bags and desk diaries.
Galerie Liova-Marc Perpitch
240 blvd St. Germain Paris 75007 Métro: Rue du BacRun by second-generation dealer Marc Perpitch, specializing in fine furniture, objets d’art and decorative elements of the Haute Epoque—medieval and Renaissance, 15th-early 17th centuries.
36 passage Véro-Dodat Paris 75001Cosmetics and perfume by Terry de Gunzberg, former makeup director at Yves Saint Laurent.
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.
10 ave George V Paris 75008If Nicolas Ghesquière's shining reputation for women's fashion weren't enough, the fashion house partnered with star Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2010 for the creation and marketing of their first new scent in over ten years.