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Paris Scene: Lace Up... Etc... Teamwork...

Calling all lace lovers. Solstiss has opened its first Comptoir de Dentelle, or lace bar, on a by-appointment basis.

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Meanwhile, near the Bastille, vertiginous heels come displayed on fashionable coffee-table tomes at Moss, 52 Rue Pierre Charon. The multibrand boutique stocks goodies by the likes of Giuseppe Zanotti, Nancy Gonzalez and Devi Kroell.

Finally, doggy lovers and keen picnickers can head to Goyard's new itsy-bitsy store, situated opposite its Rue Saint-Honoré flagship. It offers a range of monogrammed pooch-friendly accessories and leather picnic cases.

BEAUTY BOOM: Recently, a spate of stores selling fragrance, cosmetics and scented candles has opened in the City of Light.

In the heart of the Marais district lies the 280-square-foot freestanding Diptyque store, which carries the brand's entire line of candles and scents. It's the second such shop in Paris after Diptyque's original location in the Saint-Germain neighborhood. A few streets away, also in the Marais, is the Different Company's 330-square-foot shop retailing the niche brand's selection of fragrances and candles.

Then, across the Seine, on the Left Bank, is Comptoir de l'Homme. Billed to be the first men's multibrand beauty shop, the 555-square-foot space stocks products from 33 skin care brands, including Biotherm, Task and Groupe Clarins, plus five fragrance names, including Aqua di Parma, Penhaligons and Etat Libre d'Orange.

Comptoir de l'Homme, 5-7 Rue de Tournon, 75006; 33-1-78-94-04-52. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Diptyque, 8 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003; 33-1-48-04-95-57. Open Monday, noon-

7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. The Different Company, 10 Rue Ferdinand Duval, 75004; +33-1-42-78-19-34. Open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-7:30 p.m.

— Robert Murphy, Katya Foreman, Ellen Groves, Corina Covella, Alexandra Owens, Ooooota Adepo
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