Talents Boutiques - Handcrafted in France

Talents Opéra 

Is that a donkey in the window?

Even though I'm not much of a shopper, I must admit to getting a thrill when I discover something uniquely original, like the vast array of handcrafted items on display at Talents Boutiques. With one location near the Opera and another near Ternes metro in the 17th arrondissement, the two boutiques showcase the creations of more than 300 talented craftspeople belonging to the French Federation for Craft Professionals.

Talents Opéra 

Talents Opéra - With busy holiday shoppers rushing to and fro on the streets of Paris, this festively decorated concept store on Rue Scribe is a welcome haven of peace. Like a well-curated museum exhibition, its open spaces invite you to slow down and admire all of the unique handcrafted objects. Whimsical light fixtures cast a cheery glow on graceful silhouette vases, ceramic espresso cups that appear to have been made out of corrugated cardboard and fanciful jewelry. Whether you're looking for a sleek table for your Parisian apartment or a special gift for your favorite Francophile, Talents Opera is a must-visit boutique. And just in case you fall in love with an item that won't fit in your luggage, Talents helps visitors to Paris ship their larger purchases home.

Talents Opéra
1bis, rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
Open Monday to Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm


Talents Etoile - Even though I hadn't originally intended to visit both boutiques because I had thought that they were similar in style, I changed my mind when I learned that each store features uniquely different items. Looking on it as a good opportunity to explore an unknown part of town, I was surprised when the bus stopped right next to the boutique on Avenue Niel. The journey to the 17th arrondissement was much easier than I had expected! Like its sister store, Talents Etoile is full of extraordinary creations handcrafted in France. Additionally, customers can commission made-to-order objects. If you're looking for something truly special, put your imagination to work and design an original handcrafted item that celebrates what you like most about Paris.

Talents Etoile
26 avenue Niel, 75017 Paris
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm

If you get hungry while you're in the neighborhood, the assistant manager of Talents suggested that I have lunch at La Table Verte, a vegetarian restaurant that serves quiches, salads, soups and gratins, located just a short distance away at 5 Rue Saussier Leroy. Combined with a stop at Talents Etoile, it made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Please click here to view the Facebook album with additional photos of the exquisite items available at Talents Boutiques.
Talents Opéra 
Talents Opéra 





Comments

  1. Very cool! It's like an upmarket, cosmopolitan version of an artisan's market.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head with your description of Talents Boutiques. I wish that I would have thought to describe it as "an upmarket, cosmopolitan version of an artisan's market". It's perfect!

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  2. A very festive table, not that I'd ever do a table quite like that (too much glitter for me), but very festive. I do love the white Christmas tree and I love the gold mouse antler thingamajig.

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    1. Yeah, what is that gold mouse antler thingamajig? I also found myself rather inexplicably drawn to it. And I really like the donkey too. He kind of reminds me of Eeyore from Winnie-the-Pooh, only he's not blue.

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  3. Oh, that bowl! Brilliant. A nice day - S

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    1. The blue bowl was a sparkling joy to behold. And it looked perfect in the contemporary setting. Have a nice day, too!

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  4. I particularly love the tableware at their Opéra adresse. Très classe.

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    1. Their tableware and their lights! Oh, and there was a massive wire wall installation that I would love to have!

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  5. May I make a little suggestion if you're looking for unique Christmas decorations? The Musée des arts décoratifs usually has some lovely things. I'd go and take a photo, as it's just next door, only I'm down in Blois until mid-December of course!

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation, Rosemary! I'll have to go take a look at their boutique.

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  6. Wow, they have some really beautiful things :)

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    1. Yeah, they really do! And the fun thing was that I kept noticing new things the longer that I looked around the store. It's one of those places that you can't visit in a hurry!

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