Going on vacation, yes… but not without taking a few items “made in Le Marais” in your suitcase! Far from home, certain products, often organic and quality, prove useful and comforting. They can also be used as gifts to give. And, in any case, it is good to support the merchants in our neighborhood!

Aloe vera macerate from Officine Buly 1803: care that does good •

This treatment with restorative qualities is ideal for moisturize face, body and hair, thanks to the super powers of aloe vera. A resource plant that regenerates, stimulates and re-energized the cells while providing suppleness and freshness after exposure to the sun.

€38,00 for 50ml

Universal Pharmacy Buly 1803
45, rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday 10AM - 30PM
Tel: +01 42 72 28 92 XNUMX

Kerzon soaps: a holiday scent

One or more bars of soap slipped into your suitcase is guaranteed to perfume your clothes. These ecological products are free of palm oil but enriched with organic shea butter. Their formula includes nourishing superfatting agents: ideal for cleansing the skin without drying it out or making it tight. After using them all summer, these soaps with delicate scents (mint-fig, neroli-orange blossom, rose-geranium, coconut-frangipani, etc.) then become, in the depths of winter, Proust madeleines which remind us of the good times spent on vacation. 


68, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris
From Monday to Saturday from 11h00 to 19h30
Tel: +01 57 40 83 45 XNUMX

K.Jacques : the bare feet of Bardot and Picasso

The most famous shoemaker in Saint-Tropez has a boutique in the Marais, rue Pavée, near the Saint-Paul metro station. There you can find the famous barefoot shoes made famous by Brigitte Bardot, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Colette, Joan Collins, etc. In 2011, the brand received the label Living heritage company. Renowned for its manufacture of natural leather tropéziennes (almost indestructible) K. Jacques also offers tailor-made products.

The most reasonable will be satisfied with classic sandals, with or without heels, available in camel, ebony, fluorescent, gold, silver or even leopard print leather.

From 191 €

K. Jacques
16, rue Pavée, 75004 Paris
Monday to Friday from 11AM to 19PM
Saturday from 10 am to 19 pm
Sunday from 13h to 19h
Tel: +01 40 27 03 57 XNUMX

The mini-bag from rue de Bretagne

We love everything about the stand of this small leather craftsman who has worked for major shoe makers. For more than ten years, Stéphane has been selling his own creations, sober and elegant, right in front of the Enfants-Rouges market. Its collections of pouches, pencil cases, card holders and glasses cases invite you to spend because the prices are reasonable. (from 10 to 130€). A perfect gift. Our favorite piece: the ultra-sober cowhide velvet bag (matte or shiny) made in front of passers-by. The choice is yours: mini, medium or large.


Brittany Street
39, rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Friday from 11 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday from 10 am to 19 pm
Sunday from 13h to 19h

Sakhina M'sa's pink sweatshirt  

This Marseille-based stylist of Comorian origin is always ahead of the trends. She was one of the first to set up her store on rue Volta (3e) when the sector was little used. Its ready-to-wear house, which takes its social responsibilities, promotes creations 90% from upcycling and 100% made in France. We like: the powder pink sweatshirt with the inscription Support my Girl Gang in organic cotton. Perfect for “chilling” in the evening. 


Sakhina M'sa
2, rue Volta 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday 11AM - 30PM
Tel: +09 80 63 16 33 XNUMX

Maison Cabirol: a signet ring on your finger

No need to have blue blood to wear a signet ring on your little finger. Desacralized, this jewel has become an essential. At Cabirol, the version of this ring is in vermeil and lacquer.  

From 145€

There are also gold models set with fine or precious stones (garnets, amethysts, sapphires, diamonds) but, obviously, they are more expensive.

Cabirol House
25, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
Tel: +06 87 17 39 32 XNUMX

Maison Bourgeat: “stylish” glasses

This French eyewear maker has been designing and manufacturing glasses (frames and lenses) since 1879 in his workshops in the Morez valley, in the Jura, for Balmain, Lanvin and Saint-Laurent.

Taken over in 2017 by an optician, the brand offers three ranges: tailor-made, industrialized tailor-made and models for less than €100. All are sold with corrective lenses designed by Oscar Esteves, best worker in France.

The prices are fair and reasonable, which is worth emphasizing: as a general rule, opticians, certain of being reimbursed by social security and mutual insurance companies, charge shameless margins, sometimes up to 70%. We love the design of “too stylish” sunglasses.

From 95

Bourgeat House
69, rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday 10AM - 00PM
Tel: +01 55 43 92 96 XNUMX

Roseanna: “so chic” swimsuits

Roseanne is one of those responsible brands whose good deeds we like to follow. During the first confinement, it donated 10% of its turnover to the emergency fund of the AP-HP Foundation, in order to support research and healthcare staff.

In its store on rue Froissart, a printed swimsuit, made from Liberty of London silk crepe, is popular. Available in two pieces (Music) or in a one-piece version (Falcon). The first, with a bikini cut and the second, with its deep neckline enhance the silhouettes.

€40 for the top, €35 for the bottom, €150 for the one-piece.

5, rue Froissart, 75003 Paris
Monday 11:30 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Sunday from 12:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
Tel: +09 86 62 58 32 XNUMX

Artifact: never without my tea

All true tea lovers will tell you: traveling without your tea is very unwise. Because good hotels often offer poor quality bags. The best thing is to get your blend from serious experts, like Artefact. Their attractive blends allow us to avoid any disappointment and take away enough to satisfy our antioxidant needs. 

From €9,90 per box of 15 sachets

23 rue des Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris
From Tuesday to Saturday 11AM - 19PM
Sunday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Tel: +01 40 09 96 58

Fairy scents: a magical oil

Impossible to go wrong with this best-seller from the small artisanal cosmetics factory Made in le Marais. Full of antioxidants and vitamin A, this regenerating vegetable oil works miracles on all skin types.

Its ability to act on wrinkles, firmness of the skin, pigment spots, stretch marks, scars make it an essential ally in summer (and in winter). It is also not tested on animals, with no added colorings or fragrances; free from chemical molecules, mineral oils, parabens, petrochemicals, etc.

€58,00 for 30ml

Fairy scents
2, rue des Haudriettes, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday 12AM - 30PM
Tel: +01 44 54 97 27 XNUMX

Text: Katia Barillot



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