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The best concept stores in Paris


More than simply boutiques, concept stores reinvent retail by offering a whole lifestyle to purchase. In this guide we’ve rounded up five of the best concept stores the city of Paris has to offer

Katie Ramsingh
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Colette
Without doubt the best-known concept store in Paris, Colette has great prestige within the fashion world as it stocks a wide selection of some of world’s most elite fashion brands, including Céline, Givenchy and Raf Simons. Other highlights of the store include a ground-floor art gallery and a water bar which offers over 150 brands of water.

Colette, 213 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 5535 3390

 

Centre Commercial
Dubbed ‘the concept store with a conscience’, Centre Commercial offers a wide selection of environmentally friendly fashion alongside vintage furniture and second-hand bicycles. Labels including Repetto and New Balance can be found alongside Veja, the affordable sneaker brand from one of the store’s founders Sébastien Kopp.

Centre Commercial, 2 rue de Marseille, 75010 Paris, +33 (0)1 4202 2608

 

Merci
Alongside a selection of menswear and womenswear, Merci also houses a florist, tearoom and a book store. The store has a cosy, eclectic feel and a portion of the profits from every purchase is donated to organisations that fight child poverty.

Merci, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, +33 (0)1 4277 0033

 

French Touche
Bags, necklaces and other charming pieces decorate the walls of French Touche, one of France’s first concept stores. French Touche focuses on niche artists and designers, so any purchase made here will be hard, if not impossible, to find elsewhere in the city.

French Touche, 1 rue Jacquemont, 75017 Paris, +33 (0)1 4263 3136

 

FrenchTrotters
The FrenchTrotters name combines French with ‘globetrotters’ so it’s no surprise that the selection on offer is selected from an array of international designers, primarily focusing on goods from Scandinavia, the US and Japan. The store has been so successful that a second branch has opened on rue Vieille du Temple.

French Trotters, 30 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, +33(0)1 4700 8435

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