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A little Marc Jacobs for you to get even the least bookish turning pages. Great books and gift items.

Parfum Sur Mesure

Custom-made parfum for people with too much cash and not enough scents.

Compagnie Française de l'Orient et de la Chine

The emporium of exotic gems has reopened, sleeker, brighter and more contemporary. Swap your Louis XV chairs for some chinoiseries.

La Fabrique de Lunettes

Find your perfect frames at this novel take on an opticians, with shades to rent depending on the season.


Colourful French-produced trinkets and playful twists on everyday objects.


Herald the death of the macaroon and other sweet treats with the latest trendy pastry, la pâte à choux. Cream puffs, that is.

La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

Adding caramel to his repertoire, one of France’s favourite pâtissiers makes it even more difficult to pass his boutique café-cum-shop by.

Bières Cultes

Take home a taste of the unexpected – designer beer Parisian style, with some truly Gallic quirks.

Passage du Désir - Lovestore Marais

An upmarket, high style temple devoted to sexual highs for the seriously unabashed shopper. Here, there’s not a brown envelope in sight.


In common with capitals the world over, Paris is awash with bijou boutiques offering the latest great smells. But this one somehow stands sweetly apart from the stampede to sell smell.

Anthony Peto

This hatter admits a madness for headgear but this is more sober-smart with an edge than madcap. For a man about town who prefers a groovy cool to too cool for school.

Hugo & Victor

The display cases echo Tiffany's – and here you really could have breakfast, albeit takeout.


Bright orange bookshoop dedicated to those who prefer pictures to words.

Vert d'Absinthe

Dedicated to the art of absinthe, you’ll find more than 25 varieties plus paraphernalia here.

A l'Etoile d'Or

The gold standard of confectionaries, loved by chocaholics and serious gourmands alike for the fairytale stock of candies, chocolates and caramels.


Super-stylish Australian skincare brand offering clean, apothecary-esque products and monochrome packaging.

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