Seize – as in 16 rue de Crussol – is a hybrid space dedicated to creativity, where you can take an embroidery class and treat yourself to some AK studio home décor in one fell swoop.
Around seven different ‘à la mode’ workshops take place here every week (between €35 and €70 each), from arm knitting (normal knitting, except your arms are the needles), to making your own natural cosmetic products. Shopping-wise, you’ll find a selection of handmade pieces, featuring a small selection of designers all handpicked by owner Claire Chicoine herself.
Some pieces – from jewellery and accessories to knitwear and leather goods – have been designed exclusively for Seize and while the atmosphere is rather ‘chic’, there are quite a few affordable finds, with leather handbags at €35 and floral, vegan candles starting from €25. Plus, Chicoine shakes up the selection every season, making this a surprise-filled shopping address to remember.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER