10th Arrondissement Shops
Madeleine et Gustave
19 Rue Yves Toudic, 10th
This three-story home concept shop presents contemporary and affordable French, Dutch, and Belgian brands in a whitewashed and totally serene space, where you can try out the furniture while enjoying a coffee from the upstairs café. The selection of small accessories is on point—especially the flower and garden accessories from Belgian design megalith Serax.
Antoine et Lili
95 Quai De Valmy, 10th
While this chainlet’s busy, color-soaked printed dresses and quirky shoes might be a little over-the-top for our tastes, the global furniture and home accessory finds are a Parisian go-to for injecting a dose of color into a home. At the shop in the 10th, stock up on printed Nathalie Leté dishware, Mexican oilcloths, woven plastic chairs, and more, which are pleasingly crammed into every last nook in the shop.
5 Rue De Marseille, 10th
Known for making the ideal version of everyday staples, you can always rely on A.P.C. for perfectly considered trench coats, dark wash jeans, and striped tops that are just the right thickness. Men, in particular, always strike gold here since their simple shapes easily elevate any outfit without ever trying too hard (guys who struggle to find well-fitting jeans should definitely take look here). While there are nine outposts across the city, we like this one best; meanwhile, don't miss the outlet in the 18th, where everything is always 50 percent off. There are other locations in the 3rd (Rue Vielle du Temple, Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire), the 1st, 6th, 8th, and the 17th.
25 Rue des Vinaigriers, 10th
When Columbian-born owner Elena Farah moved to Paris more than two decades ago, she noticed a gap in the kid's party market, notably that there was no place in the city to score a piñata. She resolved to learn how to make them in every conceivable shape, and now employs a handful of inmates to help her turn out custom orders. Beyond piñatas, you'll find loads of little trinkets to fill them with, along with balloons, party supplies, and other bits of themed décor.
Centre Commercial Kids
22 Rue Yves Toudic, 10th
Fittingly tiny, this packed-to-the-rafters shop is lined with kids clothing from up-and-coming European designers. Union Jack-emblazoned booties, tulle skirts flecked with sequins, and wee gingham shirts are as appealing to parents as they are to little ones. It's the counterpart to the main, Centre Commercial.
2 Rue de Marseille, 10th
Large and loftlike, this industrial-feeling store has an ambitious mandate: fair-trade clothing and accessories from little-known and established artisan brands, mixed in with a smattering of vintage furniture, art books, records, and indie zines. There are gold tribal earrings from A Peace Treaty, floral-print Suzie Winkle sweatshirts, Véja sneakers, and nubby men's cardigans from S.N.S. Herning. If you've got little ones, don't miss the outpost devoted to kids.