An amazing 200m2 concept store, dedicated primarily to children. It is the perfect combination of vintage and modern design, created in 2004 by Elisa Bartillat and Laurence Simoncini. Filled with a varied mix of unique pieces, limited edition objects and exclusive creations from around the world, you just want to buy it all. Worth a visit for sure. (83 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris)
Owned by Chinese kite designer Pan Gang and Belgium artist Myriam De Loor, Petit Pan designs for children and the home. The store opened in 2003 and specialises in Chinese prints. Nothing here has been left to chance, not even the decoration of the store. On the shelves you’ll find all sort of fabrics and woven goods with floral patterns, glitter, even pearls. There are accessories for babies (sleeping bags, comforters, animal-print blankets) and you’ll also find many decorative objects. It’s not a cheap shop but definitely worth visiting. (several shops in Paris, click here to find out where)
A concept store dedicated to young elegant Parisian girls brings you back to the junior high school times in a very 50’s design. Between chic and bohemian attitude, Soeur is the story of Domitille and Angelique Brion, the first former designer of the house Bonpoint, the second one is an expert in child and teen psychology. Together, they imagine a brand of trendy-but-not-too-much clothing and accessories for girls from 10 to 18 year-old. (88 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris)
LE CIEL EST A TOUT LE MONDE
Translated ‘The sky is for everyone’, what a great way to name your store. For the last 30 years this store has offered all kinds of games for children. For the very small, there are bibs, cuddly toys and bath toys, while older kids will enjoy scooters, princess costumes, puzzles, dinosaurs and more. A true paradise for children under eight years old. There’s also a lovely selection of mobiles, books and classy wooden games, perfect for presents. (7, avenue Trudaine,75009 Paris)
LE PETIT BAZAR
A cool concept store with everything bio. Clothes, decoration, furniture, school supplies, cloth diapers… Plus they have a little Bazar Cafe where you can sit down for a coffee. They offer some drinks and snacks for the little ones as well. There is even in a little play area in the cafe. Great place to meet up with other mums.
Le petit bazar is more, they organise workshops for children and for parents as well! Click here to find out more. (128 avenue Émile Zola 75015Paris)