A must-visit for its fabulous selection of speakers, headphones, and other hi-fi audio equipment. Design meets modern tech here.
An espresso recharge at Café Kitsuné fueled the trip over to (4) Maison Bonnet for some of the world’s most exquisite handmade eyewear. The high level of personalization and craft is impressive, and under the fourth-generation owners, the firm’s bespoke tortoiseshell frames have more cachet than ever.
Known for ceramics and scents, this bit-of-everything brand turns out gorgeous handmade goods in old-world fashion.
This classic gantier (glovemaker) has employed the same painstaking stitching techniques since 1924. Slip on a pair of the peccary driving gloves.
We paid our respects at 5 bis Rue de Verneuil, Serge Gainsbourg’s former home, and rang the bell at Karl Lagerfeld’s bookstore, (4) 7L, where the selection reflects the designer’s omnivorous but discerning taste and is much more about general design than fashion.
Another one-of-a-kind Saint-Germain shop: (5) Deyrolle, with its 4,300 square feet of natural history curiosities.
This top gallery sells Modernist furniture—many of them unique pieces—by big names such as Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand. Beautiful lighting and ceramics as well.
The contrasts here are part of the fun: eighteenth-century French pieces (marquetry, marble consoles, bergères) are side by side with current work like optical art by Todd & Fitch.
The director quit a top job in the ad world to open this shop; the sharp, Surrealist flavor of his pieces suggests he’s having fun.
A family-owned dealership specializing in Danish and French folk designs; it has exotic objets, also, like Japanese bronze vases.
The in-demand owner has done more than anyone to bring back French furniture from the forties; he has a fascinating collection of more contemporary pieces, too.
Archibald Pearson is the driving force behind Le 7, a new shop selling furniture from the collections of bakery-café scion Francis Holder and the gallery Downtown. Pearson also has a role with Habitat 1964, a new outpost for vintage originals from the respected design label. Partnering with the shop, with more of a nonclothing slant than usual, are the high-fashion aces from L’Eclaireur.