These days we can easily become a self-interior designer of our own studio, newlywed house, or even your room in your parents house. If you are interested in decorating house, check out these those interior and kitchen items that are located in Paris. Paris is quite famous for its interior design industries. Below we will introduce some interior and editorial shops that you can visit while you walk around the Parisian city centre.
It is a famous editorial shop located in the heart of the Marais district which opened in 2005. They specialize with all items related to lifestyle, such as furniture, lighting, tableware, and fashion accessories. The store is divided into 6 rooms which are right next to each other, and each specialize with different products. You may find unique design items that you may want to buy for your room like a French map-shaped cheese plate, a bicycle-shaped pizza knife, etc. The size of the store is quite large and the variety of products is more than you can expect. Take your time looking around and find items that express your character.
Address: 39 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00 / Sat 10:30-20:00 / Sun 13:00-20:00
An interior shop that opened in 1972 and now has several branches around France. A majority of their products stand out because of their humorous concepts. It is recommended for those who like stylish and funny items affordable prices. You may find a variety of idea products such as Eiffel Tower-shaped wine glass, luxurious wine opener set, baguette-shaped bread knife, crazy cheese plate, etc. With these items, you can constantly be reminded of your trip to Paris or France. Although there are many stores in Paris, the one we have listed is one near most of the sightseeing spots in the city.
Address: 68 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris (close to the Marais district)
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9:30-20:00 / Sun 10:00-20:00
This high-quality editorial shop which is located in the Marais district is not widely known to tourists but has recently become popular among the locals. Its business was started by the Craft Association of France so the products are 100% handmade from French atelier that guarantee their high quality. The store provides an atmosphere of a gallery with its 4-floor layout. As it is quite large in size, you might spend a lot of time browsing through their displays. If you are looking for a luxurious souvenir for a special friend, we recommend that you come and visit this place.
Address: 5 Rue de Picardie, 75003 Paris
Hours of operation: Mon 11:00-13:00, 14:00-19:00 / Tues-Sat 11:00-19:00 / closed on Sundays
You can find this design commodities shop all over Europe. There are more than 110 stores in France and they have expanded their business worldwide with their fame. All of their items are bright and colofully designed. Their main items are various kitchen tools and accessories whose design is not common, but very unique and exceptional. Those who like something new or extraordinary will love this place. Eiffel Tower-shaped toothbrush, Eiffel Tower-shaped memo pad, a cute umbrella will attract everyone's attention. Although there are many stores in Paris, we will only list one near the other sightseeing spots in the city.
Address: 92 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris (close to the Pompidou Center)
Hours of operation: Daily 11:00-19:00 (Sat until 19:30)
It is a small shop in the Marais district and though despite its small size, you can find many items that would be great additions to your house. As the name of the store is 'idea shop', there are many interior accessories with novel ideas. If you like colorful, neon items, we recommend this store. In addition to interior accessories, it sells a variety of items such as travel mugs, memo notepads, notebooks, and items for babies.
Address: 35 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Hours of operation: Mon 13:00-14:00, 15:00-19:45 / Tues-Fri 11:00-14:00, 15:00-19:45 / Sat 10:30-19:45 / Sun 10:30-18:00
The most representative editorial shop in Paris is MERCI, located in the Marais district. You will find the store easily as it has a red vintage car at the entrance, perfect for a photo opportunity. The store consists of various and large scale of products such as furniture, lighting, tableware, clothes, etc. If you are interested in cooking or fashion, we recommend you stop by and have a look. The eco-friendly bags and bracelets from MERCI have simple designs which would be great gifts for your friends.
Address: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat 10:00-19:30 / closed on Sundays
In 1974, Conran opened a luxurious interior brand shop in London and now it has spread to other countries. There is also one shop in Paris which is next to Le Bon Marche department store. Upon entering, you will feel its own luxurious atmosphere. Even though the price range is rather high, it is worth your time to look around and possibly purchase good quality furniture, lighting, tableware, kitchen tools, interior accessories or stationery.
Address: 117 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:30 / Sat 10:00-20:00 / Sun 11:00-19:00
A small editorial shop near Saint Martin Canal and TEN BELLES cafe. The location is not exactly central, so it is not very well known, but there are a lot of good quality products that make it worth your visit. The items with the tropical and marine concept are especially impressive. It is a place with a neat display that has a small number of items, but you can find many accessories that will upgrade your interior. Also, in the corner of the store, there are small accessories to decorate a baby's room.
Address: 50 Rue Bichat, 75010 Paris
Hours of operation: Tues - Fri 11:30-15:00, 16:00-19:00 / Sat 11:30-19:00 / Sun and Mon it is closed
At ANTOINE & LILI, you might find many charming and unique items with a nice mix of hippie and oriental style. As soon as you step inside, its pink interior will bring you into an impressive atmosphere that you can't find anywhere else. There are a variety of products such as tableware, interior accessories, baby products, clothing, etc. This store is located all over France with branches in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, and Toulouse.
Address: 95 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris (close to the Sain Martin canal)
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 10:30-19:30 / Sat 10:00-19:30 / Sun 11:00-19:00
It is a French home decoration brand that started in Lyon and Bordeaux in 1996. Currently, it has branches in 11 other European countries as well as in France. You can purchase a variety of products such as cute dining table decorations, simple design dishes, special design tableware, etc. There are also many pretty dishes and cups which cost less than 5 euros. They also sell diffusers, vases, accessories, stationery, and other bedding items.
Address: 101 Rue Berger, 75001 Paris (inside of Forum des Halles)
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 10:00-20:00 / Weekend 10:00-19:00
Words by Youra CHOI
Photographs by Yuna LEE