French Touche

Shopping , Bags and luggage 17th arrondissement
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Bags adorn the walls, trinkets sit atop small wooden shelves, and lamps are dotted around the room – French Touche is a shop where one could happily rummage for hours. Nestled in the heart of the 17th arrondissement for the past decade, this 'gallery of touching objects' is one of the first concept stores in the capital (alongside the prestigious and expensive Colette). Dreamed up by the lovely Valérie, it's teeming with original creations: from retro knitted cat badges (Severina Kids) to Beatles patches and micro-notebook keychains. 'I try to choose products from designers who aren’t widely known and for whom I have a true passion. Like these hand-painted ceramics by Maud Salançon,' says Valérie. At the back of the store is a pleasing selection of clothing, boots and crockery which unearthed from antique stores. 'And vinyl is coming soon,' she adds enthusiastically. We'll be back.

Venue name: French Touche
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Address: 90 rue Legendre
17e
Paris

Opening hours: Du mardi au vendredi de 13h à 20h, le samedi de 11h à 20h
Transport: Métro : La Fourche
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Huw O

A very prettily done out and helpfully laid out shop. Though small, there's ample stock, as they seem only to display one or two of each item at a time. This is great, as it adds a certain sense of uniqueness to the objects you go away with. I bought a lovely necklace with a gold cube, plus a colouring book with pictures designed by various American indie rock bands - two brilliant Christmas presents that I wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else. They also stock great (if a little expensive) stationery, very many elegant silk scarves, dainty jewellery items and much, much more. Staff are smiley and will certainly help you out if need be.