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Made in Paris: Local Designers in Paris’ Haut Marais

Living as a local designer in the uber-chic North Marais gives me insights into not only the most fashionable cafés in the neighborhood, of which there are many, but also of the most noteworthy boutiques. It’s an area lesser known to tourists, as most frequent the more commercial, albeit charming, cobbled streets of the 4th.
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La Cantine de Merci. Lunch in Paris’ Trendiest Concept Store

Paris abounds with design galleries, chic clothing boutiques and tile-floored bistros serving market-fresh cuisine, but rarely do you find more than one together under the same roof. Merci is a delightful exception, rolling out the best of ...read more
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Ambrym: Sustainable Made-in-France Fashion on the Canal St-Martin

Gabrielle and Marion are the dynamic women behind Ambrym, a French label dedicated to sustainable and locally made fashion. Together they have created a line of clothing, and a shop in the 10th arrondissement, that ressembles their unique ...read more
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Saint-Sulpice: A Peek Inside One of Paris’ Most Coveted Neighborhoods

Come take a stroll and explore the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood of Paris' sixth arrondissement. Centered around the church of the same name, the area boasts eclectic food, cultural, shopping and nightlife options for every taste, so we've rounded ...read more
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Strolling Paris’ Still-Shifting 11th: rue Popincourt & rue de la Folie-Méricourt

Split only by the busy boulevard Voltaire, the rue de la Folie-Méricourt and rue Popincourt form a bridge between the Oberkampf and Voltaire neighborhoods of Paris. While located in one of the more bobo arrondissements, this corner of the 11th ...read more
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Spring Street Style in Paris: Five Tips to Take Away from Paris Fashion Week

While designers unveiled their collections at Paris Fashion Week, bloggers, models, and starlets showed what’s fashionable now on the streets of Paris. Investing in one or more of these in-style pieces will help reboot your wardrobe for a ...read more
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Caroline De Marchi: Chatting Luxury Handbags in Her Hidden Paris Courtyard

Luxury handbag designer Caroline de Marchi's showroom is located in a courtyard off the fashionable rue Saint-Honoré. A haven from the crowded, boutique-lined street, the space offers a respite for the weary shopper as well as a welcome change ...read more

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Inside the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, Part II: Where to Find Designer Vintage

We wrote in October with tips for navigating Paris’s Marché aux Puces St-Ouen, specifically where to find the best in oh-so-popular mid-century modern furniture. In this month’s article we’ll highlight where to find luxury designer items of the ...read more
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All That Glitters: Paris for Lovers (of Fine Jewelry)

Paris is a city that shimmers. Considered by many as the capital of fine jewelry, the city is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts with its famed jewelry houses at Place Vendôme and historical pieces in museums across the city, ...read more
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The Parisian’s Paris: Fabulous Dining Around Nation

While Nation may never be the next Parisian hotspot complete with a cool NYC-inspired acronym (I tried SoOb for South of Oberkampf but oddly it never took off), here are some spots worth checking out in the event that you find yourself off the ...read more
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La Jeune Rue: The Latest Cultural and Culinary Initiative in Paris’ Marais

Cédric Naudon's inspired project La Jeune Rue is set to transform three neglected Parisian streets in the Haut Marais- Rue Volta, Rue de Vertbois, and Rue de Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth - into a mecca for bohemian-bourgeois shoppers in search of ...read more
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Paris’ 20ème: History, Culture, and Shopping in Belleville and Ménilmontant

The 20ème is one of the largest neighborhoods in Paris, covering the areas of Nation, Gambetta, Ménilmontant, and Belleville. Largely overlooked by tourists, this unique quartier is full of locals-only bars and restaurants, art galleries, ...read more
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A Look Inside the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, Part I: Paul Bert

Hoards of travellers and locals alike flock to Paris’ flea markets in search of antique wares and one-of-a-kind finds, and rightfully so. The Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is one of our favorite markets and this series will detail some of its ...read more