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.
58 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 10th
The focus here is on California-style, organic vegetarian fare; healthy, wheat-free, veggie-centric dishes that don’t skimp on taste. The interior is all wood floors, stone walls, and mix-and-match seating. Come for lunch on weekdays, as dinner can get a little hectic. There's another location in the 4th.
31 Rue de Paradis, 10th
Rose Bakery alum Kaori Endo’s creative spin on traditional, Japanese bento boxes is a huge hit in Paris—and she has a mini-chainlet of restaurants to prove it. We like the Marais location best, as its bigger than her original spot in the 10th. There’s a grocery and takeaway in the front, and a handful of tables in the back, where you can feast on really beautiful plates of veggies, carefully prepared meat and fish, chirashis, and soup. There's another location in the 3rd.
Du Pain et Des Idées
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 10th
Baker Christophe Vasseur has won innumerable awards for the pastries at his tiny corner boulangerie in the 10th, which makes perfect sense. Don’t be put off by the lines—which extend around the block—since the effort justifies the wait. Do as the locals do and come here to stock up on daily bread, along with pain aux raisin, and the chausson à la pomme fraîche (puff pastry stuffed with half of a baked apple). Basically, you can’t go wrong.
Bob’s Juice Bar
15 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 10th
Whether you want a green juice to kick off what will otherwise be a day of gluttony, or need a palate-cleanser after a string of rich French meals, this tiny space offers a respite. Besides cold-pressed juice (Paris’s first foray into that space), you’ll find locals feasting on quinoa salads and veggie-laden muffins at the communal table.
43 Rue des Petites-Ecuries, 10th
Pierre Jancou, who honed his skills at Paris’s popular Racines, opened this hip little mural-tiled restaurant on a windy street in the 10th. While there’s a reasonably-priced lunch and dinner prix-fixe, he also offers a 7-8 course carte blanche. There’s a heavy focus on provenance here, especially with the wines, many of which are natural.