For wacky, multicoloured gadgets, Bird On The Wire is the place to go. From polka-dot masking tape to framed pressed flowers, there are hundreds of gift ideas here, from the practical to the ridiculous. Adored by Parisians, the place is heaving on a Saturday, with queues around Christmas time. The success is deserved though, with the quality and style of the products on offer including beautifully-designed iPhone cases, mugs, watches and bed linen. Even the paper clips here are pimped out, with giant versions in dog designs (30 for €8.90). Prices aren’t particularly high, but it’s hard to stop the shiny things stacking up in your basket… a cute notebook, an owl-shaped contact lens case, some funky tights, some temporary tattoos, a tote bag, a harmonica… beware!
|Venue name:||Bird On The Wire||Contact:|
2 rue de Lesdiguières
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12noon-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Bastille|