Paris Shopping Map: a tour through the best concept stores lifestyle
Enticing clients with the identity of the product and space. The new way to stand out from the endless number of products and brands.
In Paris, concept stores such as Fleux or Merci, have been able to offer a new sales experience. In them, it is possible to see works of art and have a cup of coffee.
39 Rue Sainte-Croix de Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
After the closure of Colette in 2017, the first Parisian concept store, Fleux, has become one of the most emblematic stores in the city of light. Walking along Le Marais, the renowned art and design district in Paris is quite an experience, since Fleux is made up of six boutiques located next to each other in Sainte-Croix de Bretonnerie street. Each store offers a different experience, and these available collections have been selected by international designers and artists. The most diverse objects can be purchases in Fleux, such as: decor, furniture, jewellery, paintings and even Smartphone accessories. Practical and original pieces at reasonable prices.
9 Rue Madame, 75006 Paris, France
From the creators of the sports brand made in France, Veja, Centre Commercial has appeared as one of the most standout sustainable concept stores. A commitment which this store gives to fashion, the environment and society, by containing innovative and sustainable brands and artistic projects from different parts of Europe. Among its products, there are bicycles and second-hand furniture, works of art and fashion, all exhibited in a showroom which simulates a craft workshop. A distinguishing way of selling lifestyles with the horizon between what is ethical and what is human.
111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Together with Fleux, one of the most renowned concept stores in Paris. Inaugurated in 2005 by the creators of the children’s fashion brand, Bonpoint, this store offers a 360º client experience due to its three floors of exhibition space and two catering and relaxation spaces, which includes the cosy Used Book Café. In Merci, it is possible to find a big product design catalogue, unisex fashion, plants, dressing tables, bedding, books, etc. Merci also stands out as a platform for launching new designers and for being a charitable initiative, since part of the company’s profits are dedicated to creating a fund which helps children.
5 Rue Houdon, 75018, Paris
Right in the heart of Monmarte, in the painters neighbourhood, we find Paperdolls, a concept store which has been thought up to be like a real scale dolls’ house. Conjuring up a poetic and warm atmosphere, its founder, Candy Miller, has a big catalogue of original fashion design pieces on show in this diverse shop which has a turquoise façade. Jewellery, design and decor are other things which can be purchased in this shop, whose lay out catches customers by surprise because of its originality and its commitment to colour.
40 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
Both a luxury boutique and an art gallery, this Parisian concept store was the first to introduce fashion labels, such as Dries Van Noten and Ann Demilemeester to the city. A focused approach to modern brands which offers a shopping experience to futurist clients, because of both the objects on show and the design of the space. Clothes, accessories, games, books and decor are joined by exclusive sculptures which adorn the walls. As well as that, the latest technology is banked on through 147 video screens. A fusion between a concept store, a design shop and arty shopping. The new sales experience in up to five different points, which are spread around Paris.
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