172 W. 4th St., nr. Jones St.; 646-336-6576
This petite, pink-hued boutique is meant to evoke the ambiance of a Parisian girl’s bedroom, scattered with French antiques and decked in black and white photos of the City of Lights. The apparel relies on contemporary French designers, like Vanessa Bruno’s gauzy chiffon dresses, slim denim from Notify, and Claude Pinot’s fitted jackets.
54 N. 6th St., nr. Kent Ave., Brooklyn; 718- 388-5188
The sophisticated, feminine style of Noisette is owner Stephanie Deleau’s way of bringing a bit of her native Paris to the hipster streets of Williamsburg. She flies in new ensembles each month from more than 20 exclusive European designers, including Parisian staples like vibrantly patterned dresses from Aoyama Itchome and Maje’s silk tanks.
176 Franklin St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-334-1130
Moulin Bleu owner Adelle Kelley patterned this inviting furniture shop after her favorite boutiques in the south of France, mixing reproductions of classic French china patterns with century-old antique chairs. She makes semi-annual journeys to the markets just south of Paris, scouring the wares for lesser-known artisans to supplement her diverse collection of original artwork, fine linens, and impeccably preserved antique furniture.
247 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St.; 212-431-5200
Parisian couple Benoit Jamin and Isabelle Puech specialize in intricate, one-of-a-kind handbags, creating two collections of limited-edition, handmade designs each year. The covetable bags are known for their bohemian flair and eclectic beadwork, ranging from minute clutches to roomy satchels. The pair’s limited production means that only a small number of each style are available, so eager devotees scramble for first picks in February and September, when seasonal offerings arrive from Paris.
470 Park Ave., nr. 58th St.; 212-688-1660
Since 1920, this luxe linen brand has been screen-printing its signature floral designs by hand from its Paris studio. The vibrant patterns are inspired by nature, and the rich bedding and table linens often include intricate embroidery or appliqué detailing as well. Some of the most distinctive designs were inspired by artists (“Matisse coral”) or famous customers (Jacqueline Kennedy’s “Jackie violet”).
Fille De Joie
197 Grand St., nr. Driggs Ave.; 718-599-3525
This glitzy, bauble-filled vintage boutique is a canvas for the whims of its French-born owner, C.C. McGurr. Translated to “Women of Joy,” the two-story shop is decorated in the style of a 1850s gentleman’s entertaining club, with scarlet oriental rugs, chandeliers, and curvy red couches. McGurr’s scouts much of her vast selection on trips to France, mixing unique Parisian finds—beaded costume jewelry from the 1950s and glam vintage heels—with apparel that reflects her particular fondness for 1980s American flair.