2 ave Matignon Paris 75008 Métro: Franklin D. RooseveltStéphane Custot and Waring Hopkins specialize in 19th- and 20th-century paintings, drawings and sculpture, including Impressionists and Nabis—Monet, Pisssarro, Sisley, Bonnard, Denis—and such modern and contemporary artists as Picasso, Matisse, Calder Magritte, Warhol and Hockney.
36 passage Véro-Dodat Paris 75001Cosmetics and perfume by Terry de Gunzberg, former makeup director at Yves Saint Laurent.
Huilerie Artisanale J. Leblanc
12 rue Jacob Paris 75006The Paris shop of a family-run oil mill in southern Burgundy, which has been producing intensely aromatic flavoring oils since 1878. Favorites of many chefs, the oils include hazelnut, walnut, pistachio, pecan, almond, pine nut and grape seed as well as the more familiar olive, sunflower, sesame, peanut and corn and other oils.
61 rue d’Hauteville Paris 10thHandbag 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 fashion set. The fanciful limited-edition bags are handmade in leather, raffia or embroidered fabric, with decoration in all-natural materials—wood, seeds, horn, bone, shells and beads. Several shops in Paris (check our listings) including this inventory boutique for bargain-hunters.
Ave Winston Churchill Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées-ClemenceauThe spectacular exhibit hall built for the 1900 World’s Fair. The recently restored nave is used for exhibits, trade fairs and other special events.
40 rue de Sévigné Paris 75003Armand and Martine Hadida's "concept store" mixes high fashion with design, art and contemporary furniture by such hot names as Philippe Starck and the team of Garouste and Bonetti. "This is not just a shop, it's an experience," boasts Arne Quinze, the store's avant-garde designer, who, among other things, embedded the walls with 147 video screens projecting subliminal black-and-white images. The clothes include select pieces from Lanvin, Balmain, Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe, alongside collector items from China and other exotic corners of the world.
Institut du Monde Arabe
1 rue des Fossés-St-Bernard Place Mohammed Paris 75005 Métro: Cardinal LemoineA museum of Arab and Islamic arts, in a building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, with a permanent collection that extends from early archaeological artifacts to the 20th century. Regular temporary exhibits too. Closed Mon.
9 rue de Beaujolais, Palais Royal Paris 75001A quaint little shop selling delightful, old-fashioned wind-up music boxes.
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.
10 rue Charlot Paris 75003Dominique Picquier, who trained as an architect but reinvented herself as a textile designer, creates beautiful floral and vegetal prints as well as purses, evening bags and carry-ons in the season's best-selling fabrics.
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.
39 rue Brochant Paris 17thIn the trendy Canal Saint Martin district, a shop where owner Anne Beaurain makes gorgeous hats, handbags, scarves and jewelry. This is the place for finding superb gifts, or for just spoiling yourself. Closed Sun-Mon.