Cool kitchen store?

Jul 29th, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Cool kitchen store?

I'm hoping to find a small,cool kitchen store in Paris this trip as my daughter and daughter in law would like something for their kitchens. Last trip I never saw one and only saw housewares in the department store. Anyone have a suggestion.
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Jul 29th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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I can't vouch for any of these stores personally, but here's a list to get you started.

Maybe some of the Paris regulars know first hand of some stores...
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Jul 29th, 2004, 09:45 AM
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Genevieve Lethu shops in Paris are terrific! Kitchenware, tableware, etc. You can find the location nearest your hotel at
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Jul 29th, 2004, 09:47 AM
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My two favorites are on the Left Bank, one on rue de Bac and the other on rue Jacob. I have to go look up the names
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Jul 29th, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Hi JackieA-

I know you prefer smaller stores, but a recent thread on BHV it seems like folks here really like their kitchen selection. Also, there is an older thread I found that mentioned a small kitchen store. I pasted both threads below:
"Kitchen Tool shopping"
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Jul 29th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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We visited E. Dehillerin which is listed in the TimeOut link above. It has everything but ambience. It truly is like an old-fashioned hardware store warehouse. I bought a copper saucier and a crepe pan. They were heavy to drag home but I have enjoyed having them. This is classic cookware not trendy stuff. Clerks speak English for the most part.
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Jul 29th, 2004, 10:05 AM
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On rue du Bac you can browse at Lefebvres Fils. Dishes!
Diners en Ville is on Rue de Varenne at rue du Bac- dishes again.
and I cannot remember the name of the shop on rue Jacob, near the corner of rue Benoit where you can buy wonderful pottery from Provence.
E. Dehillerin was recommended to me a long time ago for kitchen utensils and a place in the Marais, called Cuisinophile (I think).
Happy shopping!
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Jul 29th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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The 2 kitchen ware stores of long standing that I am familiar with are A. Simon and Dehillerin. They are both in the same area.
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Jul 29th, 2004, 01:12 PM
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Galeries Lafayette has a very nice selection of kitchen items in the basement. For the porcelain variety, check out one of the La Vessaillerie shops; I usually go to the one on the Rue St-Honoré, just in the direction of the Palais-Royal from the Place du Marché St-Honoré. All sorts of nifty things, including some lovely Limoges appetizer plates for almost a song.

If you have the time and cash (no credit cards taken) you could head out to La Table Royale for some great buys and a big selection:

Happy shopping!
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Jul 29th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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In Patricia Wells' "Food Lover's Guide to Paris" is an extensive chapter on Kitchen and Tableware Shops arranged by arrondissement and type of goods. You should have no trouble finding something convenient and fun.
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Jul 29th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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I believe the pottery store Scarlett is referring to is La Maison Ivre. We bought some lovely pottery there in February. They had pretty French dishtowels too but I later saw them at Samarataine for less money. We visited Dehillerin last year and it was fun to poke around in but I think you could find most of their wares here. The only thing we bought were some unusual sized tart pans. Good luck and don't forget to get something for yourself!
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Jul 30th, 2004, 08:21 PM
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I second La Vessaillerie that Underhill said. You can get some nice things in there. I know there is one on St Honore in the 1st arr. near hotel du louvre. There is also one on Rue de Rivoli going towards Marais.
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Jul 30th, 2004, 09:02 PM
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The hunt is half of the fun.

As mentioned above go to BHV (bey hash vey). It's not small or cool but it is a must for Paris shoppers.
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Jul 31st, 2004, 12:13 AM
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You know, there is nearly nothing worth hauling home on the plane from Paris that you can't find here in the USA. For better prices, without the outrageous shipping charges and taxes.

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Jul 31st, 2004, 05:53 AM
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I wish we had Williams Sonoma in Europe; can someone please start one somewhere? I'm sure it will be a hit. We haven't got anything like that.
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I sort of agree with Donna and most especially if you are looking for antique enamelware, for example. It is outrageously expensive in Paris/France. We stay near rue Cler and there is a nice little hardware store on that street that has interesting things. I'm sure this type of store exists in all neighborhoods. I enjoyed going to Delleherin and A. Simon--and there are many more stores of the same ilk in that neighborhood. The Maille mustard store has lovely pottery pots. And you might shop a Monoprix.
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