What’s New in Paris: Pop-Up Shops

December 16, 2013By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri

Paris Update What’s New in Paris


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& Friends by Kapok: menswear by up-and-coming designers.

Pop-up shops have sprung up all over Paris in anticipation of the holidays. Here’s a quick look at a few of the more interesting ones:

& Friends by Kapok (4, rue Commines, 75003 Paris; through Feb. 14) features chic menswear by up-and-coming designers from around Europe. Smith-Wykes offers handsome classic clothing with a twist, such as a cotton flannel shirt with a polo collar or a parka with hand-warming pockets, as well as elegant letter tablet cases. Other great gift ideas include camouflage briefs by The White Briefs, cashmere bowties by Flouzen, and kicky handmade shoes by You Footwear.

Around the corner, La Boutique Ephémére (Galerie Joseph, 7, rue Froissart, 75003 Paris; through Dec. 22), has a wide range of accessories by a hundred young designers.

Young designers – 34 of them – are also in the spotlight at the nearby Flash Design 

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The Cornette lamp by Well Well Designers at the Flash Design Store.

Store (5, rue du Perche, 75003 Paris, through Dec. 24), with accessories, design objects and small furnishings.

Les Petits Frenchies (10, rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris; through Dec. 24) sells accessories for men, women and children, all made by up-and-coming French designers. Don’t miss the wooden bowties. Click here for the online store.

On the other side of town, the Gekay (48, rue Didot, 75014 Paris; through Dec. 24) pop-up store offers original gift ideas with street-art photos by the artist Gekay along with related design objects. Heidi Ellison


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