Information about boutiques, shopping and fashion in Paris and the surrounding region.

Plumbing in Paris: the Marble Bathtub of the Marquise de Païva

Nicolas Beboutoff's odd shop for old and antique porcelain and metal plumbing furnishings holds the supposed bathtub of the Marquise de Paiva.


Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Beckett, Miller, drama, poetry. On her first visit to Paris, Scottish playwright Morna Young is looking for something as she wanders through the celebrated bookshop Shakespeare and Company but she doesn’t know what… until she finds it.

At the Flea Market: Leyla’s Antique Textiles

An encounter with Leyha Ahi, seller of antique textiles in Marché Dauphine at the Saint Ouen Flea Markets on the edge of Paris, Porte de Clignancourt.

Isabelle Langlois: A Hidden Gem on Rue de la Paix

Colors, flowers, elegance, balance: what sounds like a stroll through the Luxembourg Garden or a glimpse into the lobby of a palatial hotel is, this morning, an encounter with Isabelle Langlois in her shop on rue de la Paix, Paris’s runway for high jewelry.

The Bonjour Rule

Along with Beware of Pickpockets and Travel Curiously, the Bonjour Rule is one of the top rules to live by as you visit France.

Tumbleweed: Playthings for the Whimsical Shopper

Meet Lynn Rovida, the joyful American owner of Tumbleweed, a playful Paris shop with a whimsical selection of handcrafted toys, finely cut puzzles, inlaid puzzle boxes and animated sculptures.

Black Friday à la Française

At first I thought it was the ad campaign for a new American horror film opening in Paris. I then realized that the signs...

Va-nu-pieds, the Barefoot Photographer, Goes Christmas Shopping

Our favorite fetish photographer Va-nu-pieds, aka The Barefoot Photographer, went out for some last-minute Christmas shopping in Paris but they wouldn’t let him into...

Looking for Lorraine in Paris and Finding Alsace along the Way

Trains from Paris's East Station head into the Lorraine and Alsace regions of France, but products from those regions are found in and by the station.

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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