Just like everything else, Paris boasts some fantastic homeware stores. While I’ve always rented a furnished apartment, it’s become increasingly impossible to resist buying a few things here and there. Over time, I have gradually accumulated a small collection of decorative objects that have made my apartment more “me.” I dream of the day I’ll have my own place to deck out completely in the furniture and homeware of my choice. And when I do, I know where I’ll be heading:
Fleux is a trendy design and lifestyle store that has built a small empire in the Marais with six addresses on the same street. The shop offers a huge range of furniture, homewares, decoration, lighting and lifestyle products. As well as clothing and accessories, tech wares, and kids products, all from both French and international brands. You could spend hours browsing everything, which I often do with friends. If you need a break to get through all of their six stores, Eataly is conveniently located on the same street…
Empreintes is “the French craft marketplace.” Located in the heart of the Haut-Marais, this chic concept store spreads over 600m² in a light-filled four-story building. Empreintes was created by Ateliers d’Art de France, a federation that promotes fine craft professions in France.
The store stocks over 1,000 beautiful fine craft pieces that are entirely designed and handmade by craftspeople in their workshops in France. Empreintes is committed to only selling products that demonstrate mastery of skill and technique, are signed or imprinted by their creator, are unique or limited in number, and are naturally sustainable.
Jamini, the Hindi word for purple, is a brand that combines Indian and French cultures, creating a unique range of crafted-with-care goods. It merges contemporary French chic with artisanal Indian techniques like hand-weaving cotton and silk, hand embroidery, and wooden block printing. The brand is also known for its lovely prints, patterns, and colors, which feature on their popular pillows and quilts.
Blou was founded in 2010 by two design, interior decoration, and art enthusiasts Julien and Nicolas. The concept store stocks a wide range of contemporary furniture, lighting, and design objects from European brands.
One of Blou’s three stores in Batignolles is dedicated to the renowned brand HAY, boasting the largest selection of their products in Paris. The brand also offers a small selection of trendy clothing, shoes, and accessories.
The Cool Republic is a concept store dedicated to design, both French and international. Don’t be fooled by their relatively small bricks-and-mortar store; they also have a huge selection of products available online. Located on one of my favorite streets, Rue des Martyrs in Pigalle, head down for a coffee at KB Café Shop once you’ve finished your shopping.
Kabane Design is owned by composer, musician, and Montmartre local Bruno Linck, who also happens to be passionate about decoration. Linck aspires to sell products that aren’t seen in other homeware stores in Paris. He stocks brands such as Pols Potten, Broste Copenhagen, HKliving, and Liv Interior.
Maison Omani features homewares and decoration from Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Nigeria, Syria, France, and more. I was surprised by how reasonably priced their products are. They have lovely big bath towels with embroidered edges that are 100% cotton and made in Turkey for 28€ each, and handmade in France porcelain matching espresso cups and saucers for 20€ each.
Fleux – 39 / 40 / 43 / 52 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie 75004
Empreintes – 5 rue de Picardie 75003
Jamini – 10 rue Notre Dame de Lorette 75009, 10 rue du Château d’Eau 75010
Blou #1 & #2 – 97-99 rue Legendre 75017
Blou #3 – 20 rue des Dames 75017
The Cool Republic – 72 Rue des Martyrs 75009
Kabane Design – 36 Rue Damremont 75018
Maison Omani – 62 Boulevard de Ménilmontant 75020
- Read about coffee shop Residence Kann + furniture store Kann Design.
- Bloc de l’Est is another cool concept design store.
- Read about where Parisians shop for homewares.
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