Who doesn’t love discovering a hidden shopping gem while strolling through the streets of a foreign metropolis? For those of us longing for a trip to the City of Lights but still stuck stateside, Marin Montagut’s new book Timeless Paris (Flammarion) is the perfect antidote. The Parisian artist, designer and shop owner has crafted a visual guide to his favorite centuries-old studios and boutiques across the arrondissements, from a family-owned pastel shop first opened in 1870 (fun fact: Impressionist painter Degas was a client) to a mercerie overflowing with buttons, velvet ribbons and silk threads—some of which date back to the early 20th century. Here are just a few of the must-visit shops we’ve earmarked for our next transatlantic journey.
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