The 100 best shops in Paris – Kids

The best shops for timeless toys, bonnets for babies and t-shirts for terrible teens

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  • Petit Pan

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    Petit Pan
  • Balouga

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    Balouga
  • Balouga

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    Balouga
  • Le ciel est à tout le monde

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    Le ciel est à tout le monde
  • Le ciel est à tout le monde

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    Le ciel est à tout le monde
  • Libellule et coccinelle

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    Libellule et coccinelle
  • Libellule et coccinelle

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    Libellule et coccinelle
  • My sweet bio

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    My sweet bio
  • My sweet bio

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    My sweet bio

Petit Pan

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10 boutiques for babies

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Libellule et coccinelle

A convivial space which, as well as books, offers workshops that are as fun for children as they are helpful for adults. 'We really wanted to create a meeting place. Books support a kind of exchange' explains Sylvie, one of the two mums behind the concept...

  1. 2 rue Turgot, 9e
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Loulou Addict

Retro motifs, English flourishes, Japanese ornaments and bright colours abound in this boutique, which specialises in home décor and accessories for children (especially girls) and their mothers. This is the place to invest in a mini 2CV in lacquered wood by Vilac (€12.50), a crocheted doll by Anne-Claire Petit (€30-€55) or an irresistible American style lunchbox...

  1. 25 rue Keller, 11e
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Balouga

An Eames elephant sits on a throne in the entrance, accompanied by weeble dolls, a miniature deer and a garden gnome raising his hand. This is Balouga, an unmissable address for those who like design, and that doesn’t mean just adults. For seven years, Véronique Cota has offered a colourful selection of furniture, toys and kids books (up to 12 years of age) in her little shop split over two levels...

  1. 25 rue des Filles du Calvaire, 3e
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Milk on the Rocks

An American brand, Milk on the Rocks children’s clothing boutique for kids from 0-14 years old opened its Paris branch in 2005. The seven stylists (and mothers) behind the brand put plenty of pep and colour into the boutique’s wardrobes, giving the garments interesting textures with crochet and other materials. The modern designs were originally created mostly for boys...

  1. 7 rue Mézières, 6e
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Petit Pan

The fruit of a partnership between Chinese kite designer Pan Gang and Belgian artist Myriam De Loor, this brand catering for children and the home opened in 2003 and specialises in Chinese prints. Nothing here has been left to chance, not even the decoration of the space, which is a mine of ideas...

  1. 39 rue François Miron, 4e
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Les Bio Gosses

This boutique for mums and babies located in the animated Notre-Dame de Lorette district is founded on good ecological values. All the items are sustainable, from food to toys to baby clothes and bottles. Artisanal baby biscuits are made from almond, soy and rice milk, toys use wood from sustainable forests and recycled cardboard...

  1. 4 rue Notre-Dame de Lorette, 9e
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My Sweet Bio

Housed in an old haberdasher's a stone's throw away from the Odéon theatre, this attractive wood-pannelled boutique is the physical incarnation of the e-shop mysweetbio.com, which has been plying a solid trade in ethical toys, cosmetics and clothing (including a vast line in kids' accessories) since 2010. Having acquired a reputation for its top-notch eco-friendly products – makeup remover by Cattier (€10.55), wooden train sets (€79)...

  1. 8 rue de l'Odéon, 6e
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Un Zèbre O Grenier

This charming little children’s toy shop is hidden away near Gambetta in the 20th. Catering for newborns to eight years, it has thought of everything. You can find things for baby to wear, play with, read and rest on. Another little plus is that the shop welcomes pre-loved toys as well as new ones (and even designer ones) through its ingenious system of re-selling used items...

  1. 16 rue Villiers de l'Isle Adam, 20e
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Le ciel est à tout le monde

This charming little children’s toy shop is hidden away in the rue Villiers de l’isle-Adam, near Gambetta in the 20th arrondissement. Catering for newborns to eight years, it has thought of everything. You can find things for baby to wear, play with, read and rest on. Another little plus is that the shop welcomes pre-loved toys as well as new ones (and even designer ones) through its ingenious system of re-selling used items...

  1. 7 avenue Trudaine, 9e
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Sœur

A vast boutique entirely dedicated to what must be extremely trendy Parisian teenage girls. The clothes are for those between 4 and 16 years, though most of the range is aimed at tweens (10-12). Mesh vests, leather belts, plaid dresses, skinny jeans, crêpe blouses, all in natural materials and sober cuts...

  1. 88 rue Bonaparte, 6e
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