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If you’re hoping to revamp your home this season, you’ll want to find the best Paris furniture store during your next visit. In Paris, you can find a variety of furniture stores, from antique pieces to ultra-modern accents. In this article, INSIDR breaks down the best places to shop for furniture in Paris. There are so many great stores to check out like The Conran Shop that has all of the best designer furniture, LE BHV MARAIS that has everything from DIY materials to chic furniture and home decor, and the flea markets of Saint Ouen where you can score big on affordable vintage furniture. We’ve also added great tips for furniture shopping in Paris so you can be sure that you’re getting the best price. Whatever your taste and budget, INSIDR has got you covered.
BONUS: for shopping tips, tricks, and the best store in Paris, check out the official INSIDR Paris Shopping Guide for all the details.
Paris furniture store: Luxury
Merci is one of the best concept stores in Paris. While they are firstly known for their high-street fashion, they have also become something of a Paris furniture store. Their offerings specialize in cool pieces for every room in your house. Open concept shelving, marbled soap trays, and upscale sound systems are all available at this niche furniture boutique. This is where the coolest Parisians with the most flexible budgets come to shop for their apartments. Even if you’re not in the market to buy, Merci is a great place to gather inspiration for your next decoration overhaul.
- Address: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
- Schedule: 10am-7pm, Monday to Saturday
- Merci official website
The Conran Shop – Paris
Founded by Sir Terence Conran, The Conran Shop is a Paris furniture store where you can buy designer furniture from all over the world. Think avant-garde Scandinavian designers like Aalto and Fritz Hansen focused on sleek, space-saving articles. This is also a store where you can pick up a classic Eames chair if you want to add an investment piece to your home. The Conran Shop also has their own brand of home goods and furniture inspired by top designers from around the globe. It’s definitely a great place for investment pieces of home furniture as The Conran Shop only has stores in England, Japan, and one in Paris.
- Address: 117 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
- Schedule: 10am-7:30pm, daily
- The Conran Shop website
While the name Portobello doesn’t exactly conjure up images of ultra modern, minimalist furniture, that’s exactly what you’ll find at this concept boutique. If you love the mid-century modern and industrial aesthetics, Portobello is the Paris furniture store for you. With a massive selection both in store and online, you’ll find items for every taste and design theme. However, with end tables going for 300€, this store is not for the faint of heart, or budget.
- Address: 32 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris
- Schedule: 11am-7pm on Tuesday-Saturday, 2pm-6:30pm Sunday
- Portobello official website
Walking into the Blou concept store, you might think that you’d entered into the IKEA of the future. Their sober aesthetic produces furniture that blends into any space. Unlike IKEA though, you can easily walk out of BLOU with a major hole in your wallet. This store is known for their almost hilariously expensive wares. A tiny aluminum desk lamp for example can run you as much as 250€. Just think of how many crepes you could buy with that much money!
- Address: 99 Rue Legendre, 75017 Paris
- Schedule: 11AM–2PM, 3–7:30PM, Tuesday to Saturday
- Blou official website
Paris furniture store: Mid-range to high-end
LE BHV MARAIS
LE BHV MARAIS is the Parisian’s favorite department store. Here, you’ll find trendy center pieces for your home like ultra-modern couches, chairs and dining tables in trendy colors as well as quirky-cool decors like geometric shelving units, candles, and vases in unexpected designs. LE BHV MARAIS is a favorite among Parisians because it also features a comprehensive home hardware department.
Another thing to note is that LE BHV MARAIS doesn’t just specialize in home goods, they also have a popular stationery and office wares section on top of their popular fashion department. As one of Paris’ oldest department stores, we like that LE BHV MARAIS allows you to do all of your shopping in one place. They even have great restaurants in case you get hungry in the middle of your shopping spree.
LE BHV MARAIS also offers great deals to make your visit even more special. All international clients can avail of a 10% discount regardless of how much you spend upon presenting your passport. But if you spend at least 170€, you’ll qualify for the Sweet Stop and Shop offer:
- get your shopping bags delivered to your accommodation in Paris and the suburbs of Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), and Val-de-Marne (94) for free
- receive a limited edition tote bag
- a free coffee and patisserie from Café Marlette on the 3rd floor of LE BHV MARAIS
How to activate the Sweet Stop and Shop offer?
- Have your LE BHV MARAIS voucher with you which you can only get from our new INSIDR Passport
- Pay for your purchase (there will be an automatic 10% discount for purchases amounting at least 170€)
- Head to the welcome desk on the ground floor and show your receipt
- Finally, get your voucher for your free treats at Café Marlette plus a 15% discount coupon for your next purchase!
Don’t forget that LE BHV MARAIS also offers tax refunds for purchases over 175€ and from July 12, 2019, they’ll also offer clients a free guided tour of Le Marais. To introduce their newest café Petit Plisson, clients also have a chance to enjoy a gourmet coffee there after spending 75€. You can avail of these exciting offers when you download our new INSIDR Passport!
- Address: 52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris
- Schedule: 9:30am-8pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am-8pm on Sundays
- LE BHV MARAIS official website
One last thing: if you’re waiting to check-in or if you’ve already checked out of your accommodation in Paris and looking for a place to safely store your luggage, BHV offers a free concierge service!
Started by the same team behind The Conran Shop, Habitat is now owned by IKEA’s parent company. Subsequently, Habitat has retained its minimal-chic designs but has cut down prices. It’s like IKEA’s more elegant older sister. This is a great place for design lovers who are on a budget but still don’t want to sacrifice style. For example, for less than 1500€, you can find a great range of couches in super cool designs, colors and fabrics like blue velvet and trendy mustard-yellow velour.
- Address: 8 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
- Schedule: 10am-7:30pm Monday-Saturday
- Habitat France official website
Fleux offers furniture and home decors across 5 boutiques along a single street! Yes, you’ve read that right—their boutiques are all lined up on the same street in Le Marais. This mid-range Paris furniture store has a playful catalogue of pieces. Think standard chairs and couches in unexpected fabrics and colors and geometric end tables made of tie-dyed marble. Fleux unsurprisingly also has a great kids department that focuses on furniture and toys for kids five and under. This is a great place to shop for a cute crib or pick up a gift for your next baby-shower.
- Address: 39 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
- Schedule: 11am–8pm Monday to Friday, 10:30am-8pm Saturday, and 1-8pm on Sunday
- Fleux official website
Robert M. Smith
Chez Robert M. Smith is a veritable treasure trove for the lover of vintage furniture. The Paris furniture store specializes in curated pieces from the 1920s onwards. Here, you’ll find vinyl album shelves straight out of the 70s and aspirational home accents like vintage bar carts. Chez Robert also offers furniture restoration services and ensures that all the pieces they acquire are properly assessed and repaired before they find their way onto the sales floor.
- Address: 25 Rue de Sambre-et-Meuse, 75010 Paris
- Robert M. Smith official website
Carouche is a Paris furniture store with an eclectic mix of furniture and decorative articles. The items are also quite affordable, where you can find end tables for between 30-45€ and chairs for just 60€. They also maintain a small range of collectors items like Eames chairs and mid-century patio furniture. Carouche currently sells both online and in store to reduce overhead costs and keep their items affordable. Check their website regularly as new pieces are added all the time and sell fast or pop by their store when you’re in Paris.
- Address: 18 Rue Jean-Macé, 75011 Paris
- Schedule: 10am-4pm, Wednesday-Saturday
- Carouche official website
Saint-Ouen Flea Markets
The Saint-Ouen Flea Markets hold a massive space in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. While not a traditional Paris furniture store, the market is chock-full of great vintage furniture finds. There are tons of stalls at Saint-Ouen selling everything from vintage clothing to artwork so finding the best furniture vendors can be a bit daunting. For period pieces, there’s Marché Paul Bert Serpette, where you’ll find chaise lounges and dividends from the 18th century or earlier. Marche Dauphine is great for artsy decorative pieces and Marché Biron is the best choice for high-quality contemporary designer furniture. Get our complete Saint-Ouen Flea Market guide by downloading our map for free!
- Address: 93400 Saint-Ouen
- Schedule: 10am-6pm; closed on Fridays
Furniture Shopping Tips
Don’t be afraid to negotiate
Negotiating, especially when shopping for vintage furniture, is very much allowed in Paris furniture stores. At the flea market, you’ll need a solid understanding of French to get the best price so brush up before you go or bring a fluent friend. At department stores like LE BHV MARAIS, there are multilingual-speaking sales associates are more than happy to offer discounts on big items like couches, dining tables, and bed frames. As long as you’re polite, there’s no harm in asking. You’re more likely than not to save a few bucks.
Bringing your stuff back home
If you don’t live in or near Paris, shipping large items back home can be an expensive, logistical nightmare. If you are not based in France, it’s recommended that you stick to stores which offer shipping services. LE BHV MARAIS is currently able to ship within Europe for example, and will soon expand to include overseas countries. They also have a great online store that offers easy shopping, payment and shipping arrangements at the tip of your fingers. Department stores like the LE BHV MARAIS also have trained staff on hand who can arrange to have the items you purchase in-store delivered to your home.
Get basic goods at cheap home furniture stores
For mundane items like storage solutions, photo frames, and basic kitchenware, head to stores like Hema and IKEA to get the most value for your money. Concept stores are great for buying investment, focal pieces for your home. Meanwhile, large home furniture stores offer the best prices for general items. LE BHV MARAIS offers great DIY tools and resources and Maisons du Monde is a great place to pick up unique decorative items, especially during sale season. IKEA recently opened a new location in central Paris so it’s easier than ever to stock up on essentials next time you’re in the city.
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