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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT
La Mercerie Parisienne
September 3, 2014
One of my favourite shops in Paris is not a shoe shop or a fancy food shop (though there are many). It is actually a beautiful, little haberdashery shop in the Marais: L'Entrée des Fournisseurs is full of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and wool, just like in the good old days. It also stocks some of my ...
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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT
Kids and the City
May 23, 2010
If you have any spare time between the 3rd and 5th of June and happen to be in Paris, do check out the children's fair "Kids in the City" on rue Francs Bourgeois in the 3rd. The fair was put together by the lovely Estelle who also runs Nordinary -- one of my favourite webshops ...
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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Brocantes Popincourt
April 26, 2010
Just around the corner from me is a little collection of about 8-10 little brocantes shops which, surprisingly, not that many people know about... and they are fabulous. I think about 90 per cent of all the furniture I have bought in recent years comes from there. Each shop is owned by someone different, with ...
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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Rue Keller
April 19, 2010
If you are ever in the 11th arrondissement in Paris,  rue Keller is a great street to visit for a little bit of off-the-beaten-track retail therapy. is lined with loads of cute autonomous boutiques, reasonably priced lively restaurants and bars, and little art galleries. Anne Willi, the adult and children's clothes designer, has her flagship ...
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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Petit Pan
April 19, 2010
Wandering the streets of Paris, on my never ending quest to find fun and stylish kids' clothes, accessories and furniture, I stumbled across Petit Pan. Petit Pan specializes in vintage furniture and old-style fabrics which have been out of print for generations. Their articles are produced in China by ethical companies using traditional methods, so ...
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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT
New Bonton store
March 6, 2010
It is hard to believe but Merci, one of Paris' most fashionable concept stores has been out-trumped by a kid's store. Just a stone's throw away from Merci on the corner where the boulevard Beaumarchais turns into the boulevard Filles du Calvaire, Bonton has opened up a 800 M² new flagship shop. It is absolutely ...
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10TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Antoine et Lili
January 8, 2010
The Antoine and Lili flagship stores must be some of the cutest rows of shops I have ever seen. I was walking past them today and they were so bright and cheerful on a grey winter's day! They can be found along the canal St Martin, an area which, for a long time now, has ...
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14TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Chez Bogato, a patisserie just for kids
November 14, 2009
You would think that in a city like Paris the patisserie market would be saturated. But there was one thing missing -- a patisserie specializing in kid's cakes! Now we have Chez Bogato, a fabulous kids bakery that makes the best birthday cakes ever! Castles, crowns, tigers and shoes...there is nothing they cannot make into ...
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17TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Firmaman
October 27, 2009
I have been trying to travel a bit further a field, leaving my usual habitat of North-Eastern Paris, to try and discover new places for Babyccino. On one of my trips I met up with Estelle from the lovely e-shop Nordinary and she took me on a whistle-stop tour of the 17th arrondissement. One particular ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Soeur
July 3, 2009
The concept of being chic starts early in Paris. As you can imagine even little girls have an innate sense of style, so their older sisters are off the chart! Luckily enough there is now a shop just catering to the 10-14 bracket. Soeur was opened by two sisters, one, the co-founder of Bonton and ...
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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Moi et ma fille
June 15, 2009
Receiving packages in Paris is a nightmare! The post is notorious for losing most packages. The other option is private delivery companies, but the delivery times are often between 8 am and 6 pm. There is no way that I can stay in my flat for a full 10 hours, so I always miss the ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Rue Vavin
April 13, 2009
Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens you can find the Rue Vavin, a mom's dream of a shopping street. Along the rue Vavin and its side street, the rue Brea, you will find some of the best Parisian children's shops. From the affordable -- a great DPAM baby shop-- to the more expensive -- Jacadi ...
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1ST ARRONDISSEMENT
Les Fourmis Rouges
April 6, 2009
In the heart of Paris, though maybe not in the most glamourous of all locations (the shopping centre Le Forum Des Halles), is a great kid's shop called Les Fourmis Rouges (the Forum des Images is under the same roof). It offers everything you could ever dream of: toys, clothes, furniture and accessories. Most of ...
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3RD ARRONDISSEMENT
Merci
March 17, 2009
It's been the talk of town. Merci, Paris' newest concept store opened its doors last week. When I visited it was so new, they were still finishing off the paintwork. Even if you are just in Paris for an afternoon, it is worth checking it out. A huge loft style space houses a florist, an ...
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17TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Le Marchand D'Etoiles
March 9, 2009
There is something really wholesome and comforting about putting your kids to bed in a nice, clean, and comfy-looking pyjama. I like to think it might help them get a restful night… The French label Marchand d'Etoiles (literally translated: the Merchant of Stars) is the champion of lovely, comfortable kid's nightclothes. And so they should ...
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11TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Lilli Bulle
October 23, 2008
Several of our Babyccino readers have already requested I write a post about this shop and I was waiting for the right moment to give it the attention it deserves. Lilli Bulle is worthy of being the kids' clothes shop featured in our theme week! It is actually one of these places I have to ...
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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Niou
October 21, 2008
I love, love, love the Villlage St. Paul, which is a great place to know about if you are in Paris for the weekend, as it is one of the few areas open on a Sunday. Sandwiched between the rue St Antoine and the Seine in the 4th, The Village consists of several little courtyards ...
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4TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Tags for School
October 13, 2008
Having a child at the Maternelle means that I have been spending my precious evenings occupying myself with a generation-old task. Like my grandmother and I am sure my great-grandmother before me, I have been sewing name tags into every jumper, coat, bag, spare pair of trousers etc. that might be taken to school and ...
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18TH ARRONDISSEMENT
From rags to riches
September 23, 2008
This is one for the craft lovers amongst us. Right at the foot of the Butte de Montmartre, the hill on which the Sacree Coeur is perched upon, is an area inhabited by material and haberdashery shops. Down every little alleyway you find shops selling everything from thick brocade, flimsy chiffon, bold prints, delicate prints, ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Cirier Candles
August 6, 2008
There is nothing better than a good candle to create a civilized atmosphere after a long day with kids. Some of my favorites are the scented Cirier Candles. CIR is one of the oldest candle producers in France and they produce candles for Guerlain, Cartier, Fragonard and many more. Our friend Belinda introduced them to ...
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French Pharmacies
July 29, 2008
I LOVE my local pharmacy. Whatever problem I have, they always seem to have the right cream, lotion or potion for it. I think that part of my love affair for pharmacies is because roughly 80% of my French family are pharmacists. Then again when you look at the amount of pharmacies in France, 80% ...
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Mini Me
July 11, 2008
I have noticed a growing trend in fashion labels over here in France (and it might be the same all over the world): Grown-up designer women labels have started to produce small collections of little girls' clothes in the signature style of the label. Comptoir des Cotonniers, Maje, Sandro, Zadig et Voltaire and Paul and ...
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6TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Bonpoint Restaurant
July 6, 2008
Since I have been living in Paris, Courtney has been nagging me to visit one of her favourite shops, Bonpoint. I have always resisted... too far to go I have been saying and just not my style! But a couple of days ago I got my act together, got on a bus, crossed the river ...
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