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Haute Stuff: Nine Unique Gifts to Buy in Paris

Leave room in your suitcase for these irresistible items made by French artisans

Smithsonian Journeys Quarterly

Call it the Great Paris Shopping Challenge. We scoured Paris for objects of beauty and character, made by French artisans and sold in attractive, well-stocked shops. You’ll notice we left our bargain-hunting instincts at home. Stores providing a less than cordial welcome didn't make the list.

Astier de Villatte Plate

Made from black terra-cotta clay, this handmade Astier de Villatte plate recalls an antique book’s marbled endpapers. The company’s ceramics, including its signature white pottery, meld Old World charm with a modern aesthetic.

173 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 75001.


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