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Shopping for clothes in Paris is always a fun experience, and if you manage to get wonderful creations at bargain prices, it is truly the icing on the cake. Enter Vintage Desir, a small secondhand store at Marais that stocks vintage fur and designer clothing. Boxes overflowing with colorful dresses, bags, belts and skirts by Chanel, Dior and the like abound. One can find eager shoppers looking through them for a good buy. The liveliness of this shop will definitely win you over, making you return every time.
Tucked away in a small street in historic Marais, Il était une fois or Once upon a time is a wonderful store that specializes in all things fantasy. From home decor to personal jewelry, Christmas ornaments and gifts, the shop has an eclectic collection of unique specialty goods. The upper level showcases items inspired by the world of fairy, while the lower level devotes itself to Christmas and the holiday season. From terrifying trolls to benevolent witches and cheery Father Christmas, this store brings the imagination to life.
This company's products combine purist design, good quality and functionality. The clothes, household goods and cosmetics are partly from well-known designers who work anonymously so that they do not affect the customer's choice by their name. For materials they use wood and semi-transparent plastics - the latter primarily for storage furniture with an industrial style. The Japanese company is meanwhile very successful worldwide with this concept.
Located on Place Saint-Michel, Gilbert Jeune is a popular bookstore known for its prolific itinerary. You'll find not only scores of great books and magazines here but also stationery and office supplies such as paper, pen, notebooks and much more. The family-run bookstore also stocks used books and vintage collectibles. If you're looking for some hard-to-find book, out of manufacturing, this is probably where you will find it.
The products of the furniture store which was founded in London in the 1960s promise a classy living style. Since its beginnings, Habitat has again and again set exciting accents and trends with an appropriate mix of eclecticism and originality. The range is focused on high quality designer furniture and home accessories, including exclusive office furniture, choice tablecloths and simple table ware. The selection of lamps is particularly excellent, ranging from simple glass forms to exceptional lights.
Creative minds Francis Miller and Patrick Bertaux launched their eponymous brand in the City of Light in 1985. The artistic leanings in their work is hard to miss, with their collection being displayed in an art gallery-esque boutique. Peruse clothing, accessories, jewelry, unique art pieces, home decor, sketchbooks, candles and gift items. Their range of fragrances are quirky named and are inspired by the duos travels across the world. From Oriental roses to Hindu prayer mantras, select from Spiritus/Land, A Quiet Morning, Om and Shanthi, Shanthi to suit your personality.