The paper posse: shopping in Tel Aviv for ephemera and cards

These local specialty boutiques will have you wrapped around their ribbons, sketchbooks, stamps and more
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By Elianna Bar-El |
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If wrapping paper makes you giddy, you never give a gift without a thoughtfully handwritten card or letterpress prints make you weak at the knees, then these specialty shops are just what you have been looking for. Tel Aviv may be a bit slow on the pick up when it comes to what may be deemed "frivolous tchotchkes" but true collectors know where they can be found, and the designers and ephemera lovers who have opened up the first shops in the city have been lovingly welcomed by the niche group of paper lovers who frequent the charming spots to update their offices, pencil cases, desks and writing rooms. For those seeking even more Israeli designer shopping head to Neve Tzedek for high end housewares shops, and for art and quirkiness lovers, look no further than these communal cultural hubs with artistic roots at the helm.

Shopping in Tel Aviv for letterpress prints, papers and cards

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Hibino
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Shopping, Design and interiors

Hibino

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For those looking for specialty gifts, Hibino is the place. Find monochromatic ceramics and innovative satchels are perfectly placed side-by-side with specialty paper products and quirky journals. Each item is an art piece in the making and the store itself is quietly spacious, yet making its mark with pops of color. Here, Japanese arts and tradition are a stand-out.

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Yooletta
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Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

Yooletta

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From posters to table cloths, Yooletta blows you away with their exciting designs, especially with the spring-themed floral iPhone cases. The colorful patterns had a vintage feel to them, ranging from flamingos to bicycles. It is a welcome reminder of the kids’ playroom wallpaper your grandmother picked out years ago. We recommend: fill up your basket with roles of sticky tape and themed rubber stamps for an afternoon of DIY ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Thank You’ or ‘Congratulations’ cards. 

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Papier
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Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

Papier

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Whether you’re a born creative soul or just feeling spontaneously crafty, go and check out the Papier design store in the heart of Tel Aviv for collections of paper and lifestyle products fit for all your gift-giving and paper-loving needs. Papier is the proud lovechild of Sharon Brunsher and Shiran Rockaway, whose impeccable tastes and fashion design educations resulted in a very chic aesthetic. We recommend: First, spend an hour browsing the paper goodies and use the store’s monochrome interior for a perfect instagram shot. Then walk out with a framed print to spruce up your bedroom. 

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PULP
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Shopping, Gifts and stationery

Pulp

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Pulp is exactly the makeover your office supplies need. With bright colors and geometric designs, Pulp offers monthly planners and desk organizers you’ll actually want to use. Not to mention the pulp designers know that the best ideas are born at 2am, and sell dream journals with eccentric overs and lit up pens for those dream-becomes-trilogy moments. The Pulp brand is held by the Covo and Federbush families, who share a passion for paper goods and compliment each other’s expertise in product design. We recommend: the hexagon shaped mechanical pens look like crayons for adults, specially those with a wood print finish. 

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PUDISH
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Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

Pudish

For a chic and urban collection of notebooks, pocket wallets and greeting cards, head to the Pudish paper goods online store. Avital Pudinsky - the woman behind the brand, combined her love of doodles and graphic design skills to create a variety of minimalistic patterns and literally draws them on anything she can think of. We recommend: Elegant in their simplicity, the Pudish pencil cases make the perfect gift for all your design-obsessed friends. Plus a card to go with the gift, naturally.

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Shoppu
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Shopping, Gifts and stationery

Shoppu

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Shoppu is a lovely little store that offers a plethora of Japanese goodies, from colorful office supplies to adorable toys for kids (let’s face it…adults too). It’s a treat just to explore what Shoppu has to offer. Perfect for finding a quirky gift for that special someone, or for treating yourself to some charming little gadget you didn’t know you needed, but are so happy you found!

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Gottesgnade
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Shopping, Arts, crafts & hobbies

Gottesgnade Stamps

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Founded in 1921, Gottesgnade Stamps is managed by third generation stamp manufacturers. A place of whimsical nostalgia, they are dedicated to preserving traditional techniques and the outdated use of the stamp for artistic purposes. Using vintage materials to create special contemporary design tools, each item is a special relic reminiscent of days past. Old print blocks, brass plates, wooden letters, rubber objects and dated stamps are also used to create one-off fashion accessories and original hand-made objects, making Gottesgnade Stamps a rare place to find a unique present.

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Sipur Pachut
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Shopping, Bookstores

Sipur Pashut

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In addition to a vast selection of books in English and Hebrew, Sipur Pashut has become a leading venue in Israel for literary, cultural and art-oriented events. Hosting monthly readings and discussions, book launches, children’s storybook theater, exhibitions dedicated to art and illustration, writing workshops, book clubs, and a blog, they are dedicated to keeping the literary spirit alive. The shelves house a range of titles including original and translated literature, feminist fiction and poetry, literary theory and criticism, art, music, photography, comics and graphic novels, design and architecture, and a special English language section including novels, children’s books, yoga guides, magazines and periodicals.

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Notbook
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Notbook

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Notbook Studio was born from a love of ephemera, old books and deep nostalgia. Producing their own notebooks created from recycled materials with original designs, Notbook is a dreamland for stationary lovers and those with memories of a simpler time. You will find postcards with original illustrations, decorative tins, framed artworks, pens and more in a variety of styles to suit all dreamy tastes. For those who seek something unique, custom orders are available, perfect for special events, personalized gifts and other occasions. They invite you to come in, wander the aisles, touch pages and find the perfect treasure for yourself or a loved one.

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