Sajou is a delightfully retro haberdasher's that updates old-school designs and production values for contemporary tastes. Founded in 1828, the brand recently reinvented itself as a swanky e-shop before going back to basics and opening this venue in the middle of the textile district of Sentier. The range of laces, threads, bobbins and buttons is as broad as the prices are steep, but the shop's real selling point is its specialist courses. For a very resonable €15 an hour, you get the requisite materials and careful tuition in knitting, sewing or embroidery, pitched at your level of experience. Under the sharp, benevolent eye of owner-cum-tutor Brigitte, you're sure to unearth your latent passion for haberdashery.
47, rue du Caire
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Sentier|
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