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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 vintage persuasion (think Chanel).
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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
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Luxury Lingerie Shopping on Paris’ Left Bank

There is nothing more Parisienne that underwear that oozes sexy attitude with understated elegance and there is no where better for a decadent splurge on intimate underthings than the area around the Carrefour de la Croix Rouge on the the Rive Gauche....read more

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La Goutte D’Or: Paris’ Eccentric, Lively, Diverse Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

There are few things in the world that make me happier than living in the 18th arrondissement. One could argue that it's pretty great living anywhere in Paris, but there's something about this quartier that has my heart forever. From the ...read more
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Les SOLDES: Navigating Paris’ Fierce Sale Shopping Scene

Regulated by French law since 1906, stores are only allowed to have sales twice a year in Paris. When the Soldes begin, it is like hunting season, with each shopper tracking their prey. This year, Les SOLDES begin June 25th and last one month. ...read more
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Style Secrets: How To Accessorize Like a Parisian

Much ink has been dedicated to determining exactly how Parisiennes come up with their particular brand of right-bank chic. You can read articles on how they tuck their shirts in (or out), which brand of jeans they favour and which hairdresser ...read more
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Off The Radar: Eating, Drinking and Shopping in Paris’ Batignolles Neighborhood

Montmartre, the Marais, Canal Saint-Martin; these are all well-known Parisian neighborhoods, their names immediately recognizable to any visitor. But Batignolles? That’s a local, well-kept secret. This mostly-residential neighborhood on the ...read more
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Parisian Beauty: Where To Find Iconic French Skincare Products Online

  Making Magique It has long been a generally accepted fact that French women don’t get fat. It is now also increasingly accepted that they don’t succumb to spots and wrinkles either. Matt Trostl A glance at the beauty pages of my ...read more
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Nordic Treats: The Best Places to Get a Taste of Scandinavia in Paris

Paris is having its own love affair with the Nordic countries, and if you want a mini-escape to the cultures of a colder climate, you don’t even have to leave the French capital. From food to fashion, there’s plenty of Scandinavia to be had on ...read more