Where to shop in Paris? Beautiful concept stores in the City

I will take concept stores or little boutiques over luxury or mass market stores a hundred times. Paris is filled with chic boutiques, designer shops and concept stores hidden off the tourist track, Here is my pick of my favorites:

1. Merci

111 BOULEVARD BEAUMARCHAIS, 75003 PARIS

Merci is a carefully curated (but aren't they all?) collection of homeware goods, furniture, clothes, stationary, and technology in Paris' 3ème. The store also has a café and a canteen to chill after shopping around.

2. Aesop

64 RUE VIEILLE DU TEMPLE, 75003 PARIS

The Australian cosmetics brand is known for its natural approach that is paired with luxuriously minimal and straightforward identity. Aesop is one of my favorite beauty/skin care brands. The design is impeccable, the product is just as amazing, and then we have the stores... For this store in Le Marais, Ciguë studio was in charge of the design.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CIGUË

3. Colette

213 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ

The uber famous Parisian concept store is known for being the trend setter of all stores. It has been for over 20 years the best one and will continue to be! You can find the best magazines and new books, and the IT bags and shoes of the season. Also, discover new brands and artists!

4. Astier de Villatte 

173 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ

Head to Astier de Villatte after your trip to Colette, The one-of-a-kind brand handcrafts its ceramics, glassware and candles in an antique Bastille workshop. You can also find John Derian's beautiful plates and homeware items here. Also...cool website!

 

5. Nose

20 RUE BACHAUMONT, 75002 PARIS

Founded by a group of perfume fanatics with backgrounds in the beauty industry, the Nose store has a range of fragances from well know brands such as Creed, Dyptique, Acqua di Parma, etc. The store feels like a modern day apothecary, the trained team helps you get the perfect scent based on your profile and on what you like.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEFAN KARLSTRÖM

Happy shopping!