February 20, 2014
Located in the shop-lined streets south of Pigalle, Sept Cinq offers concept shopping along with a cozy café setting. Taking its name, “Seven Five”, from the same postal code where they source their stock, this innovative boutique features locally made jewelry, handbags, and other accessories all created within the city of Paris.
Finding and supporting local producers is a big part of my life abroad. I scour the city’s markets to find local farmers, I serve locally brewed beer at my house parties, and I spend my time in cafés enjoying in-house roasted coffee.
So why would my shopping habits change when it comes to what I gift, wear, and decorate my house with? Thankfully, Sept Cinq provides an outlet for the fashion-minded locavore.
Sept Cinq brings together original creations by local artisans including Ines de la Fressange’s handmade candles, rings and bracelets by Mimilamour, books by local authors, and handmade greeting cards. Find a perfect gift for the francophile family and friends or treat yourself to a sparkly bijoux among the shop’s ultra girly and modern jewelry selection, all made by up-and-coming Paris designers.
There’s even a selection for the man in your life, with handmade shoes and a line of men’s t-shirts designed by Newstalk. Spend over 150 euro on your guy and get a stylish Sept Cinq tote bag thrown in for free!
If you’re looking to rest your weary feet after a day of SoPi shopping, Sept Cinq has reserved a charming café corner where you can enjoy coffee, organic juices, or locally brewed beers. Light lunch as well as snack options are also included in the reasonably priced (for the neighborhood) menu.
In the year since opening Sept Cinq founders Audrey Gallier and Lorna Moquet have scoured Parisian studios and workshops to bring together creations that are a testament to their love of the city. Lorna explains that the inspiration behind the concept store was a desire to introduce their customers to the treasures that one can find in the capital.
Keeping total creative control and adopting a hands-on approach to managing the store, every item on sale is hand picked by Lorna and Audrey. This “coup de coeur” curating brings you the best the city has to offer in one charming boutique.
Visit Sept Cinq’s Facebook page for updates on a variety of events hosted by the store including wine and beer tastings, special sales, and meet ups with local authors and artisans.
Want to get in on the Made in Paris fun but don’t have a trip on the horizon? Check out A Little Market, the French version of Etsy, which features a large selection of handmade products from French artists and creators, many of which are happy to ship their handiwork internationally.
54 Rue Notre-Dame de Lorette, 75009
Tel: +33 (0)9 83 55 05 95
- Where can you come across local farmers in Paris? Emily, who also writes the blog Paris Paysanne, shares a helpful little list
- Find locally brewed beer now in Paris as well, check out HiP Paris’ previous article about La Brasserie de la Goutte D’Or
- A lot of things are currently going on in the trendy neighborhood south of Pigalle, also known as SoPi, here you’ll find more in this part of town
Written by Emily Dilling Poulain
Emily Dilling Poulain is a Paris-based American. She is the founder of the blog Paris Paysanne, which documents her quest to find local farmers and seasonal produce at Paris markets. Emily’s writing has also appeared in publications such as The Huffington Post (US & French editions), Ecosalon, The Portland Mercury, and Local Spotter.
Website: Paris Paysanne
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