Looking for the best concept stores in Paris? Imagine yourself as a real Parisienne or Parisien in our 8 favorite concept stores in Paris. Because who wouldn’t want to go shopping in Paris in the trendiest concept stores like Merci in Le Marais? In each of these concept stores you will find the best items in fashion, art, design and architecture. Paris is a city synonymous with the capital of fashion with huge shopping opportunities. From traditional luxury houses, perfumeries and international designers, Paris really does have it all.
While Paris’ most iconic fashion concept store, Colette, closed its doors a few years ago, Paris is home to many other exciting concept stores (quite a few in the Le Marais district) bursting with trendy fashion, lifestyle and famous French clothing brands. Maybe also interesting for you: the best vintage shops in Paris. Here’s our list of the best and most famous multi brand concept stores in Paris.
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1. Merci: most famous concept store in Le Marais Paris (3rd)
We don’t really need to introduce concept store Merci in Paris. This famous concept store, located in an old wallpaper factory, can be recognized at the entrance by the red Fiat 500. Very popular on Instagram. Clothing, furniture, accessories, vintage, books,… you could spend hours there. They also have 3 nice cafes (including the Used Book Café which is definitely recommended) where you can have a nice bite to eat and drink. Nice to know: Merci donates part of the profit to a charity in Madagascar that helps women and children in poverty. Put Merci on your bucket list while visiting Le Marais.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris | merci-merci.com →
2. Center Commercial: focus on sustainable fashion brands (10th)
Center Commercial was founded in 2010 by the same people behind Veja, the famous French shoe brand. Here you will find numerous sustainable brands for men and women, Veja sneakers (what else), books, works of art, vintage furniture and even second-hand bicycles. Just like Merci, Center Commercial is a concept store that connects fashion brands with social enterprise projects. They regularly organize events and exhibitions to promote future artists and environmental projects.
2 Rue de Marseille, 75010 Paris | centrecommercial.cc →
3. Fleux: great multi brand concept store in Paris (4th)
Also Fleux is a great multi brand concept store in Paris, located in the most vibrant area of Paris, Le Marais. They have several shops (all located in Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie) and the focus is more on interior design. Each boutique has a slightly different theme and offers carefully curated collections from international designers and artists. From home furnishings to decorations, plants and even clothing. Founded in 2005, Luc Moulin and Gaétan Aucher’s interior temple is a must-see for those looking to brighten up their home or bedroom. We also brighten up from this concept store!
39 bis Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris | fleux.com →
4. The Broken Arm: A touch of Scandinavia (3rd)
The Broken Arm, a bit hidden on a street corner in the hip district of Le Marais, is a concept store that is worth visiting during your Paris city trip. The concept store was founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Guillaume Steinmetz, Anaïs Lafarge and Romain Joste, who ran the fashion and lifestyle website ‘De Jeunes Gens Modernes’ together for four years. You can go there for all kinds of men’s and women’s clothing and they also have many nice accessories, fashion magazines and books. Adjacent to the concept store is a small Scandinavian café that fully matches the minimalist interior.
12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris | the-broken-arm.com →
5. A Rebours: nice place for unique gifts (4th)
You can also find this hip concept store in Le Marais, a few meters from Fleux. Ideal to combine together during a visit to this trendy district. A design space with unusual and quirky items, from homewares to decoration, books and gifts of all kinds. A Rebours also focuses on corporate social responsibility where all products are produced sustainably. Definitely a nice place to buy unique gifts in Paris!
9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris | lafayetteanticipations.com →
6. Smallable: 400 different brands and cool designers (6th)
Contrary to what its name suggests, the Smallable concept store is not that small at all. Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in a beautiful space with huge skylights. The boutique, with over 400 different brands and cool designers, also puts a strong emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainability. You can go there for women’s clothing, home decoration, books and plants. Across the street is a special Smallable boutique entirely dedicated to babies and children. From prams to clothes, toys and accessories, every item in this store has been carefully selected.
81 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris | smallable.com →
7. Frenchtrotters: inspired by many travels (11th)
French Trotters is the concept store of Carole and Clarent Dehlouz, who were inspired by their many travels to start this concept store in Paris. A retail space of 200 square meters with women’s and men’s clothing and various cosmetic brands. All great items from respected designers and quality studios from Denmark, Brazil, India and France. They also have their own clothing line, knitted in Brittany. But also trendy bath products, furniture and stacks of magazines about photography, decoration, fashion and gardening.
128 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris | frenchtrotters.fr →
8. Empreintes: visual arts central (3rd)
The concept store Empreintes is housed in a beautiful building with more than 800 handmade objects. Empreintes is a concept store dedicated to visual arts. All artists who are members of a professional association can exhibit here. From tableware to decoration, jewellery, lighting, wall works and even furniture. A refined and tasteful selection where all pieces are designed and made in France. All with their own story. Recommended!
5 Rue de Picardie, 75003 Paris | empreintes-paris.com →
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