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Hod

 104 rue Vieille du Temple Paris 3rd Métro: Filles du calvaire

Hod 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.

Maison Fabre

 Jardins du Palais Royal 128-129 Galerie de Valois Paris 75001

The first Paris boutique of the family-run glove company founded in 1924, with a rainbow array of some 180 models all hand-crafted in the traditional glove-making town of Millau, in the Aveyron département of south-central France.

Estéban

 49 rue de Rennes, 6th

A wonderful little shop with some of the most delicious scented items in Paris: home fragrances, scented candles, incense, bath products and perfume. The poudre pour aspirateur is a powder that transforms your vacuum cleaner into an ingenious fragrance diffuser.

La Cinémathèque Française

 51 rue de Bercy Paris 75012 Métro: Bercy

Now 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.

Kreo

 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.
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Mariage Frères

 30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, 4th; 13 rue des Grands-Augustins, 6th

Purveyors 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.

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.

Corto Moltedo

 146-148 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal Paris 1st

Corto Moltedo, the trendy flagship store showcasing the luxury bag line launched by American-Italian designer Gabrielecorto Moltedo, is the latest haven of Palais Royal hip. Moltedo describes his aesthetic as "pop-luxe" chic, combining the best of ancestral Italian craftsmanship (his parents were owners of Bottega Veneta) with exotic skins, sumptuous leathers and vibrant colors. More reasonably priced travel accessories include funky laptop cases shaped like giant cassette tapes.

Agnès b.

 2-4, 6, & 19 rue du Jour, 1st 6 & 10-12 rue du Vieux Colombier, 6th 13 rue de Marseille, 10th

A quintessential Parisian fashion brand for men, women and children, including accessories and leather goods.

Galeries Lafayette

 40 blvd Haussmann Paris 75009

Galeries Lafayette spreads through three buildings on Boulevard Haussmann: The main Coupole building is the store’s fashion central, with affordable designs alongside upscale goods—and free fashion shows every Friday afternoon—as well as an enormous children’s concept store. Home decor is in Lafayette Maison and menswear in Lafayette Homme.

Catacombes de Paris

 1 ave du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy Paris 14th Métro: Denfert-Rochereau

An extensive network of underground passages, originally quarries, later the resting place of the tightly packed bones of six million people, transferred here in the late 18th century. An extraordinary sight, but not for the claustrophobic. Over two hundred steps and a little over a mile to walk. Bring a flashlight and don't take a bone souvenir; bags are searched at the exit. Closed Mon.
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