Shopping in Paris: The Five Best Home Stores (2019)

Paris is underrated as a destination for homewares shopping, since most people, when they come here, are focusing on fashion. (This is also maybe because they aren’t looking for a couch to ship home.) Nonetheless: Shopping in Paris for design — whether fancy candles, fancy knives, fancy bowls, or just about any other fancy thing — is excellent. Go do it.

Without further ado, our miniature shopping in Paris guide: our top picks for homewares and design stuff.

 

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EMPREINTES
Empreintes is the retail arm of the Ateliers d’art de France, an organization advancing the work of French artisanal designers. Their work—from necklaces with Plexiglass beads to lighting fixtures crafted from lacy cardboard—is beautifully on display here. 5 rue de Picardie, 75003. Metro: République. empreintes-paris.com

 

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We’d be remiss not to include this purveyor of heavenly French farmhouse goods, from enamelware coffee pots to 19th-century mirrors. Not that we’re biased!!!! (We’re biased.) shop.farawayplaces.co

 

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POMPOM BAZAAR
This small shop offers an unlikely mix, but it works, with dried flower arrangements artfully arranged next to Balinese round bags, jute rugs, and piles of Berber rugs. 11 rue du Château d’Eau, 75010. Metro: Jacques Bonsergent. pomponbazar.com

 

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If you’re looking for top-flight kitchen supplies from around the world, come here. Santoku-style kitchen knives? Copper Mauviel pans? Black locust cutting boards? Portuguese cheese cloches? There’s plenty else—ostrich-feather dusters, enamel candle holders, pull-out sofas—as well. 11 rue du Château d’Eau, 75010. Metro: Jacques Bonsergent. latresorerie.fr

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Hi, I'm Diana. I've written about travel for The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, The Cut, Travel + Leisure, Outside, and lots of other places. This is my blog.