LOCAL FLAVOR: Mirroring the French government’s campaign to promote merchandise “made in France,” a number of boutiques in Paris are celebrating homegrown design.
Sept Cinq, named after the city’s postal code, is a concept store in the heart of the 9th arrondissement founded by Audrey Gallier and Lorna Moquet, offering a blend of local culture and fashion. In the apartment-like space, which doubles as a tea room, visitors can browse books and magazines, indulge in a freshly baked cookie and pick up accessories by brands including Mysuelly, Mademoiselle S. and Mimilamour. The store holds events each month, such as a beer tasting with local microbrewery Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or and book signings.
Across town, Vanessa Pinoncely has opened a showroom-store for her jewelry line Dear Charlotte. A former market editor at Vogue Paris, where she was in charge of jewelry and watches, Pinoncely draws inspiration from everything from an ornate doorknob to the baubles worn by 17th century French nobility.
54 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009
Open Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
2nd floor left, 28 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008
Tel.: +33-1-77-18-45-20; Mob.: +33-6-14-66-85-02
Open Wednesday-Friday, 2-7 p.m., or by appointment.
— Nicole Omotunde