Just a few steps from Canal Saint-Martin, Centre Commercial Kids is a secret spot for mothers of the right bank. With ethically, boho-chic collections, a clever selection of books and toys and beautiful, eco-responsible accessories, it’s hard to leave without a full shopping bag – for both your children and others’.
What do you say to a shopping trip? Don’t worry – we’re not thinking of sending you to the supermarket, but rather to one of the chicest spots in Paris when it comes to children’s fashion and toys. Open for just a year and a half, Centre Commercial Kids is the little sister to the Centre Commercial for adults just a short walk away, which has already delighted Parisians with its wide, but carefully selected variety and incredibly appealing concept: in this shop, everything is for sale – even the furniture. In the store for children ages 0-14, there are a number of small brands whose leaders utilize ecological materials and local manufacturing, without ever sacrificing design. On the racks, you’ll find clothing and accessories from designers like Veja, Clotaire, bobo choses, Oeuf NYC, keti kata and Whole.
Les Louves loves to pop in for a pair of size 20 shoes and leave with a hand-knit teddy bear by Blabla Kids, a small, patterned chair and some wildly trendy, wooden Holztiger figurines.
- For a snack: La Chambre aux Oiseaux on the banks of Canal Saint-Martin, a charming tea room with gourmet cakes, as well as comfortable benches and high chairs for the children (48 rue Bichat , Paris 75010 , +33 (0) 1 40 18 98 49 , lachambreauxoiseaux.tumblr.com)
- For lunch: Le Bichat on the street of the same name, a little canteen that’s 100% organic and 100% wonderful, with a mezzanine covered in comfortable cushions and ottomans – an invitation for children to lounge around (11, rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, +33 (0)9 54 27 68 97)
- Le Maison de L’Exception – a shop at the famous marketplace that carries only the trendiest French designers, from Marie Marot for women to Monsieur Lacenaire for men. (28, rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, www.lexception.com)
Hours : Closed on Mondays; Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm-7pm
Centre Commercial Kids
22, rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
Métro : Jacques Bonsergent ou République
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Translated by G.W.