Home specialty stores in Paris

Aug 22nd, 2001, 06:40 AM
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Home specialty stores in Paris

Is there a particular arrondisment in Paris that is geared toward homegoods? Specifically we're looking for fabric & trim (for the home not clothing), lamps, furniture, pottery/ceramics, kitchen items, linens and things of this nature. If there is not an area for these things, could anyone recommend specialty stores that carry these types of items?


Aug 22nd, 2001, 06:47 AM
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Hi Robyn

3 letters: BHV


Le bay-ash-vay is such the place for all that good stuff. Great prices (for Paris) - don't miss their in-store cafes. Right by the Hotel de Ville . . . make a beeline for it!

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Aug 22nd, 2001, 08:39 AM
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Fabric and trims: Marche St Pierre and surrounding streets in Montmartre

Galeries Lafayette and Printemps: wonderful trims in their home decorating departments; some very upscale fabrics as well; other home decorating stuff; PBA - lamps will have to be rewired if you want to use them in the U.S. These stores also have incredible linens and kitchen stuff like placemats and flatware.

Kitchen as in cooking stuff: Dehellirin, 18-20, rue Coquilliere 1eme
It is Mecca for chefs and cooks

In the Marais there are furniture/cabinet makers, and several fabric stores. A lot of it is centered around rue des Francs Bourgeois. The Village St Paul for old stuff somewhere between flea market and upscale antique. Pottery, ceramics, porcelain in the 10eme.

Antiques: Louvre Antiquaires across from the museum, shopping mall of tres cher antique dealers; St Ouen for upscale flea market; Vanves for garage-sale flea market stuff, but I've found funky kitchen utensils, cookbooks, lamps (I don't mind rewiring a $9 lamp) and tablecloths/napkins.

Museum shops often have things like napkin rings, candleholders, paper napkins, etc.

Near the Madeleine, 23, blvd Madeleine, is Trois Quartiers, sort of a shopping mall with a great kitchen store and a bath store.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 09:04 AM
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Ooooooo great thread........
Makes me wish I was going to Paris!
I'll have to print this out for my next visit...

On a similar theme can anyone answer two questions:

I will be in Lyon France for two days later this year. I know Lyon was a major silk capital in the years past but according to the latest issue of Victora Magazine (which features Paris & Provence), it says that many of the silk manufacturers have moved to the outskirts of town. Unfortunately it didn't list any shops. Can anyone recommend a fabric shop in the city of Lyon or on the outskirts of town? Are there any good deals on silk? In other words will I save any money if I buy 10-20 yards of silk over there opposed to back here in the states? My collegue will have a car so I can travel a bit even though I'm not real familiar with the area.

Question 2... I plan to travel to France on a Saturday so I can spend Sunday visiting the antique flea market in Isle Sur la Sorgue before heading to our customers in Lyon. I am looking for a set of sconces. I know the wiring will be different if I purchase these items in Europe so I'd like to know if items such as sconces or lamps are simple to rewire for use in the U.S?
Is this something that I can hand to virtually any electrician and they'll know what has to be done?

Thank you!!

Great thread..... did I mention that already?
Aug 22nd, 2001, 09:46 AM
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There's also an interesting home store called Resonances out by Bercy -- it's a lot like a French Restoration Hardware. You can take the new (very fast!) Metro line out there. There's a huge cineplex and a small, weird little shopping center there. The stores are either designed to look old or they actually excavated there. Anyway, the stores just opened recently and the theater is really great.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 12:45 PM
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Diane, the sconces may not even be wired but I can't believe it would be any problem to re-do if they are. Why not call your local lamp maker place and ask. Our daughter and husband found beautiful sconces for their client at the Clignancourt market in Paris--will you have anothe week-end.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 01:00 PM
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Rewiring lighting fixtures: you can have a lamp repair store or electrician do this for you (recommended for a chandelier or fixture with odd configuration) OR you can go to Home Depot and get the the works for a do-it-yourself job (I've done this for the cheesy Eiffel Tower lamp and a couple of flea market table lamps).
Aug 22nd, 2001, 03:34 PM
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Thank you so much Tracy and Elvira for your suggestions. Any bargains at any of these places?
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