One of the principal labels is Cire Trudon, a French company that has specialized in perfuming homes and candle making since 1643. The candles are made of natural materials in traditional shapes, each with a story and illustration by a famous French illustrator and a signed certificate attesting to when and by whom it was made. You won’t find vanilla scented versions here, but rather unexpected options like leather, tobacco, and rain. Also in the shop: Spectacular furniture from designer Jonathan Adler and two especially impressive Tom Dixon collections – one for the office and the other for the bar.
Of all of Tel Aviv's quaint pockets, Neve Tzedek (historically, the White City's very first neighborhood) is hard to beat with its certain je ne sais quoi. Whether you like it or not, it has recently been claimed by the Frenchies, and its main rue, Shabazi Street, is a runway housing boutiques rife with designer Parisian labels, upscale housewares, fancy jewelry shops, and even a specialty macaron vendor. The price tags may be steep, but the area is a walker's paradise for perusing and people-watching. If you take Shabazi all the way down, you'll hit even more local shopping at Hatchana, and if all that credit card swiping has worked up your appetite, there are as many places to wine and dine in the area as there are shops.