Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shopping in Paris, rive gauche

In Paris many concept stores dedicated to children have opened.
Their purpose? First of all to be particularly successful with their own decoration. Everything is thought out in every detail.
Secondly, moms can find clothes, strollers, accessories, furniture, decoration, small presents for birthdays parties .. all good unique and very Parisian discoveries!

Bonton was the first one!
It was opened by the same family who owned the more classical brand Bonpoint.
The monumental entrance of the store sets the clothes as pieces of art on the walls.
Ages and sizes are noted on large red columns. They bring a touch of fun, practical and original decoration in this loft-style store.

The first floor is full of ideas with pretty staged kids'rooms.

The Kids gallery store is less Parisian and more influenced by Northern Europe!
You will find beautiful wooden furniture and often very well thought out as evolutionary.

At Serendipity, vintage furniture are restore and given a new life ... for unique and poetic interiors. Old beds from the fifties are mixed up with new design lamps or wall decals from Mimilou and Des pieds des Ailes!
Another Good point for the store : it is close to the Gerard Mulot bakery of my childhood for a gourmet snack!

And one of my favorite is Caoutchouc, because this is where I discovered the fabulous creations from Clemence G.
The store is in the heart of Vavin where kids'shops are multiplying!

Not to mention two new stores opened in the fifth district. : Dame Lune et Pic nidouille.
I greatly appreciated their warm welcome during my visit last summer. Their owner have created two charming places to find many French young designers for kids.
Bon shopping !

Kids gallery, 8 avenue de villars, 75007 paris
Bonton, 82 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris
Caoutchouc, 15, rue Brea,. 75006Paris
Dame Lune, 10 rue saint victoire, 75005 Paris
Pic Nidouille, 22 rue des ecoles, 75005 Paris
Serendipity, 17 rue des quatre vents, 75006 Paris
Credits photos, Interieurs, Caoutchouc, Dame lune, Pic Nidouille.