Going against the flow of big box stores taking over every avenue of the city, some boutiques offer carefully selected pieces, intimate atmosphere and out-of-the-ordinary stories.
Flanelles Hotel shares three places that are worth a visit, both thanks to unique collections and their passionate founders.

Located in Les Halles (link to Châtelet article), L’Exception portrays the best of French and international creativity. Exclusive collections, sharp selection, the concept store immerses us in the universe of those who interpret and liven fashion up. The passion of the founder of L’Exception is above all to support young creators and brands. L’Exception Flagship store in Châtelet brings together favorite pieces in a wide range of prices.

Solidarity concept store for 10 years, Merci brings together the best of fashion, design, home decor and welcoming places to eat. The red Fiat 500 that adorns its courtyard has become emblematic in the heart of the historic Haut-Marais district. Shopping enthusiast, the 1500m2 of this former workshop have a lot to offer. Last but not least: a part of Merci’s profits finances education projects in southwest Madagascar.

Parisian temple of French craftsmanship, L’Empreinte offers a pure arts and crafts experience. A thousand handmade pieces are exhibited. In addition, L’Empreinte owns a library, a projection room, an exhibition space … enough to fill an afternoon! Tableware, furniture, lighting, jewelry; unique or small series pieces, here each object is precious and reflects the meticulous work of art.