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L’Épicerie de Bruno: Spices and herbs from all over the world in Paris.

L’Épicerie de Bruno: Spices and herbs from all over the world in Paris.

I was looking in vain for some hard-to-find smoked jalapenos peppers when I stumbled upon l’Epicerie de Bruno. If you are looking for some chipotle chiles in Paris, l’Epicerie de Bruno has them. It is a great little store who sells all sorts of spices from all over the world (Iranian saffron, bbq spices, balti masala, Argentinian chimichuri, habanero chile, ancho chile, mola chile, piquin chile, niora chila…), as well as lots of specialty salts and peppers, herbs (avocado leaves, hora santa leaves, hibiscus leaves, hyssop leaves, dried Thai basil…), specialty sugars (rose petal sugar, maple sugar, unrefined Bolivian sugar cane, palm sugar, Muscovado sugar…), specialty rice (squid ink risotto, Carnaroli rice, riz-au-lait, sushi rice…) Last but not least, are you looking for Allspice in Paris (Piment de la Jamaïque in French)? Search no further, head for l’Épicerie de Bruno. Now you can go home and make some proper hot apple cider!
All of l’Épicerie de Bruno’s goods are featured on the store’s website and can be purchased online.

L’Epicerie de Bruno
30 Rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
tel: 01.53.40.87.33
Metro: Etienne Marcel

Tu-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
(The shop will be open in December on Sunday 6, 13, 20)

Kitchen stores in Paris: Where the professionals shop.

Kitchen stores in Paris: Where the professionals shop.

There are a few stores in Paris that should be on your “must know” list if you are into cooking and need either utensils and/or hard-to-find ingredients such as sugar-coated violet petals or high-end bittersweet chocolate bars. These are the stores where professionals shop. And if you aren’t into cooking or baking, you could still go check them out because they are truly uncommon stores, if not unique. You can find most of these stores in one small walkable perimeter, in the center of Paris.

-E. Dehillerin has been selling cookware since 1820 and has an impressive collection of copper pans. It has a whole section dedicated to pastry molds and pans as well. This store is definitely worth a detour.
E. Dehillerin
18/20 Rue Coquillière & 51 Rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.53.13
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit)
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M: 9am-12.30pm / 2pm-6pm
Tu-Sat: 9am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

-Open since 1814, Mora specializes in pastry utensils and cutlery. You can also find all sorts of to go packaging, from muffin cups to plastic boxes, as well as food colorants, gold or silver leaves, food extracts… It’s a neat shop.
Mora
13 Rue Montmartre
75001 Paris
tel: 01 45.08.19.24
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit)
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M-F: 9am-6.15pm
Sat: 10am-1pm / 1.45pm-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

-Open since 1884, Simon sells everything for the table and the kitchen. It specializes in high end brands, from silverware to china and glasses to cutlery. Their biggest clients are hotels and restaurants.
Simon
48-52 Rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.33.71.65
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit), Etienne Marcel
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M: 1.30pm-6.30pm
Tu-F: 9am-6.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm

-With its eighteen stores in France and a nineteenth one in Casablanca, Morocco, La Bovida doesn’t have the charm of the 200 hundred-year-old kitchen stores down the bloc-it’s only centenarian-but if you are looking for kitchen equipment, clothing, restaurant items, spices, chalk boards and much more, you can find it here too.
La Bovida
36 Rue Montmartre
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.09.99
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit), Etienne Marcel
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

19 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
tel: 01.40.36.12.62
Metro: Corentin Cariou, Porte de la Villette

-Famous pastry chef David Lebovitz says “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris.” The stores sells only edible goods and as its name indicates G. Detou (I. haveverything) has it all. It is a heaven for baking goods and the great pastry chefs shop here for ingredients that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll also find lots of savory regional goods on the floor-to-ceiling shelves such as the tasty sardines from Brittany La Belle-Iloise or jars full of all different kinds of dried mushrooms. G. Detou is a must-shop at.
G. Detou
58 Rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.54.67
Metro: Etienne Marcel

Mon-Sat: 8.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

OPI nail polish in Paris

OPI nail polish in Paris

Now you can get your OPI nail polish in Paris too. World leader in professional nail care, OPI’s nail polish collection is incredible. From sizzling springy colors to more classic and sophisticated tones, the color palette has a hue for your every mood, outfit, need, desire… The beauty retailer Sephora and some of the Monoprix supermarkets carry this product. In addition to these chains, Opi nail polish is also for sale at beauty centers, hair salons and perfume stores. Following is the list of places, per arrondissement, selling the fashionable OPI nail polish (some places sell them for less than others—10€/bottle at Uptown Nails vs 13€/bottle at Culture of Color Nail Bar):

OPI
1st arrondissement
Monoprix
21 Avenue de l’Opéra
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.78.08
Metro: Pyramides

M-F: 9am-10pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut Capsules
14 Rue du Cygne
75001 Paris
tel: 01.40.26.60.06
Metro: Etienne Marcel

M: 2pm-7pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

2nd arrondissement
Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
18-20 Rue de la Paix
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.37.13
Metro: Opéra

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

3rd arrondissement
coming soon

4th arrondissement
Coming soon

5th arrondissement
Parfumerie des Ecoles
10 Rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.06.67
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine, Maubert-Mutualité

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
84 Rue Monge
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.37.93.67
Metro: Monge

Tu: 11am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
W-Sat: 10am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

6th arrondissement
Monoprix
50 Rue de Rennes
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.18.08
Metro: Saint Germain-des-Prés

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Monoprix
2-8 Rue Sarrazin
75006 Paris
tel: n/a
Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne

M-Sat: 9am-11.50pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
71 Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
tel: 01.46.33.54.60
Metro: Mabillon, Odéon

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Autour de Christophe Robin (by appointment only)
9 Rue de Guénégaud
75006 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.99.15
Metro: Odéon

Maison de Beauté Carita
39 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.49.13.57
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone, Rennes

Tu-Sat: 10am-6.30pm (until 8.30pm on Thursday and Friday)
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Cours Georges
19 Rue de Tournon
75006 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.04.38
Metro: Odéon

M-F: 9.30am-8.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

7th arrondissement
Culture of Color Nail Bar
196 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.50.20.66
Metro: Ecole Militaire

M,Tu: 11am-8pm
W-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

8th arrondissement
Monoprix
52 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.77.65.65
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M-Sat: 9am-12am
Closed on Sunday

Jean-Claude Biguine Concepteur Beauté
10 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.67.81.90 #80
Metro: Alma Marceau

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
20 Rue de Liège
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.93.46.60
Metro: Liège

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Alexandre de Paris
3 Avenue de Matignon
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.25.57.90
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

L’Espace Payot
62 Rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris
tel: 01.45.61.42.08
Metro: George V

M-F: 9am-9pm (from 7am-10pm for members only)
Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Maison de Beauté Carita
3 Rue de Boccador
75008 Paris
tel: 01.47.23.76.79
Metro: Alma Marceau

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
24 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.43.59.72.87
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M: 11am-7pm
Tu-F: 10am-7pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

9th arrondissement
Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
62 Rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris
tel: 01.45.26.00.80
Metro: Anvers

Tu: 11am-7pm
W: 11.30am-7pm
Th: 10am-8.30pm
F, Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

10th arrondissement
Uptown Nails
45-47 Boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
tel: 01.47.70.87.41
Metro: Château d’Eau

M-Sat: 11am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Delorme
17-19 Passage de l’Industrie
75010 Paris
tel: 01.44.83.65.00
Metro: Starsbourg - Saint-Denis, Chateau d’Eau

M-F: 8.30am-6.30pm
Sat: 9am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
Closed on Sunday

11th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
64 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
tel: 01.55.28.33.84
Metro: Parmentier

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
144 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.42.50
Metro: Charonne

M-Th: 10am-8pm
F: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

12th arrondissement
Ongles et Beauté
250 Rue de Charenton
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.40.53.48
Metro: Dugommier

M:12am-7pm
Tu, W: 10am-7pm
Th, F: 11am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
1 Rue de Parrot
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.43.00.30
Metro: Gare de Lyon

M-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Sephora
28 bis Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 Paris
tel: 01.53.46.61.36
Metro: Bastille

M-Sat: 11am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

13th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
55 Avenue d’Italie
75013 Paris
tel: 01.53.79.64.10
Metro: Tolbiac

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

14th arrondissement
L’Institut
12 Avenue Jean Moulin
75014 Paris
tel: 01.45.43.14.14
Metro: Alesia

M-W: 10am-8pm
Th: 9am-9pm
F: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

15th arrondissment
Monoprix
340 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.56.23.90.60
Metro: Convention

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Beauty Monop
118 Rue Saint Charles
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.78.30.05
Metro: Charles Michels

M-Sat: 10m-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Sarl DCC
135 Rue du Théâtre
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.77.95.56
Metro: Commerce

M-F: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
4 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.79.88.05
Metro: Bir-Hakeim

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday an Monday

So… Beauty
125 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.34.94.97
Metro: La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle

Tu-Sat: 9.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut Maelle
176 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.83.73.95
Metro: Pasteur

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

16th arrondissement
Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
6 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.15.01.40
Metro: Muette

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
145 Rue de la Pompe
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.04.35.96
Metro: Victor Hugo

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
80 Avenue Kleber
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.55.65.65
Metro: Boissière

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
20 Rue des Sablons
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.27.32.10
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
69 Rue Nicolo
75016 Paris
tel: 01.40.50.07.27
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
121 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.88.10.30
Metro: Jasmin

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
19 Rue Jean Giraudoux
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.20.82.27
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

M-F: 10am-7pm (opens at 11am on Wednesday)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Au Coeur des Ongles
31 Boulevard Exelmans
75016 Paris
tel: 01.46.47.57.60
Metro: Exelmans

M: 11.30am-6pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

17th arrondissement
Institut Marlene Ferreire
25 Avenue Carnot
75017 Paris
tel: 01.45.74.43.43
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
29 Rue Poncelet
75017 Paris
tel: 01.47.66.36.32
Metro: Ternes

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

18th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
28 Rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.52.89.61
Metro: Abbesses

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
81 Rue Mont Cenis
75018 Paris
tel: 01.53.28.10.10
Metro: Jules Joffrin

M-Sat: 10am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

19th arrondissement
Coming soon

20th arrondissement
Sephora at Printemps-Nation
22 Rue de Lagny
75020 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.12.41
Metro: Nation

M-Sat: 10am-7.30pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday (Open from 10am-8pm December 6, 13, 20)

Satellite jewelry stores in Paris

Satellite jewelry stores in Paris

It all started when ethnologist Sandrine Dulon traveled the world with a friend and came back with a collection of antique jewelry, semi-precious stones and other inspiring materials. First Sandrine Dulon made jewelry for her friends, then her work became increasingly popular and finally she met the person who launched her career: French Elle Magazine fashion editor fell in love with the Satellite Spring and Summer collection of 1988 and it made the cover of the magazine’s January Special Fashion issue of that year. Satellite’s new collections are bi-annual and always reflect diverse cultural influences.

Satellite
1st arrondissement
314 Rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.01.30
Metro: Tuileries, Pyramides

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm (until 7.30pm on Saturday)
Closed Sunday

2nd arrondissement
10 Passage du Grand Cerf
75002 Paris
tel: 01.55.34.95.75
Metro: Etienne Marcel

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

4th arrondissement
23 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
75004 Paris
tel: 01.40.29.45.77
Metro: Saint-Paul

7/7
M-Sun: 11am-7.30pm

Bazar de l’Hotel de Ville (BHV)
52 Rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
tel: 01.44.59.39.88
Metro: Hotel-de-Ville

M-Sat: 9.30am-7.30pm (until 9pm on Wednesday)
Closed on Sunday

6th arrondissement
15 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.44.67.06
Metro: Saint-Sulpice, Sèvres-Babylone

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm (closed 45 min for lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

7th arrondissement
Le Bon Marché
22 Rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris
tel: 01.44.39.80.00
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone

M-W: 10am-7.30pm
Th: 10am-9pm
F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9.30am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

9th arrondissement
Le Printemps
64 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
tel: 01.42.82.53.76
Metro: Havre-Caumartin

M-Sat: 9.35am-7pm (until 10pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday