Shopping briefing / Global
A covetable collection of superior stationery, quirky homeware and fun-loving accessories. Plus some beautifully packaged chocolate for the sweet of tooth (and discerning of taste).
L/Uniform toiletry bag No.19
L/Uniform was founded by Jeanne Signoles to create functional yet beautiful bags. This example, which is made from woven canvas, is a practical size for short weekend trips as well as bigger adventures.
Vilac container ship toy
Toy-maker Vilac designed this ship in collaboration with shipping company cma cgm. Crafted from wood and finished in multicoloured lacquers, it’s a toy for young and old alike.
Commune de Paris cup, saucer and candle set
Patriotic in colour, this cup, saucer and candle combo is a joint effort with homeware brand Astier de Villatte.
L’Atelier du Vin wine kit
As well as producing the world’s finest wine, the French are also masters of the high-quality wine accessory. This kit includes a foil cutter, corkscrew, cork stopper and bubble cork.
Le Chocolat des Français
This tasteful French brand aims to celebrate the nation’s culture through its quirky and exquisitely packaged chocolate bars.
Le Mont Saint Michel bag
A cheerful cotton tote from Le Mont Saint Michel, which was founded in 1913 as a traditional workwear brand.
Brasserie du Slalom ale
Akin to a strong English bitter, Brasserie du Slalom’s amber ale is already a classic.
Le Baigneur Blanc soap
These dinky bars are made by hand using a traditional cold-process method. This helps maintain the nourishing properties of the soap’s organic ingredients, which include shea butter and coconut oil.
Merci retractable pen
The word merci on this useful four-colour pen references the name of Paris’s foremost Marais-based concept store.
Papier Tigre notebooks
Stationer par excellence Papier Tigre is known for its bold prints and cheerful colour combinations, as can be seen on these A6 travel notebooks.
Commune de Paris cologne
A limited-edition fragrance with delicate notes of lemon, bergamot, rosemary and amber.
Saint-Amour du Grappin wine
Le Grappin’s Saint-Amour red is made from grapes that have undergone a 21-day fermentation aromatique to produce a wine that’s relaxed and fruity.
Merci’s brightly hued ballpoints suggest a different activity for every day of the week. Voir un film on Monday, anyone?
Thomsen Esterel body cream
Thomsen cosmetics, founded by sisters Michaëla and Emelie Thomsen, contain only natural ingredients and preservatives. But a shorter shelf life likely means a wider appeal for its revitalising body cream.
Le Mont Saint Michel embossed purse
Understated but generously proportioned, this leather purse can hold all of your essentials.