Since we published Stitching up Paris there have been a few changes of address that bring some exciting shop expansions.
We’ll continue to keep you right up to date with new or changed addresses by posting updates here on our blog and on social media. Stash these away for your next trip to Paris because the stitching scene just keeps getting better and, as we’ve noted before, “Paris is always a good idea.”
La Bien Aimée – now at 89 avenue d’Italie, Paris 75013
Nearest Metro: Tolbiac or Maison Blanche
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm
Still as bright as sunshine and beautiful as ever, but with even more space for La Bien Aimée’s highly coveted hand-dyed-in-Paris yarns, Aimée’s new shop is located on the busy Avenue d’ Italie at number 89.
This new store and expanded dyeing studio is still in the same neighbourhood of the 13th arrondissement as the sister store L’Oisivethé (at the corner of rue Butte aux Cailles and rue Marie Jego), and is about a 10-minute walk away. This means you can still call in to La Bien Aimée for some new yarn before walking on to Wednesday knit night at L’Oisivethé to begin casting on.
France Duval-Stalla – now at 72 rue Mazarine, Paris 75006
Nearest metro: Mabillon or Odéon
Open Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 7pm
Located at number 72 rue Mazarine, tucked cosily at the back of a pretty little courtyard, France Duval-Stalla’s new boutique is well worth a visit, and not just for the chance to stroll around the Left Bank neighbourhood, perhaps window shopping nearby on beautiful boulevard Saint Germain and stopping at one of its famous cafes. The new boutique itself is more spacious and there are ever more elegant fabrics and trims – look out for the gorgeous sparkly elastics. France Duval-Stalla offers a programme of demonstrations and classes, which are in French but the teachers often speak English, as do the sales staff.
Le Bonheur des Dames
We hear that Le Bonheur des Dames embroidery boutique at avenue Daumesnil is closing in early April 2018. Their pretty little boutique in Passage Verdeau (number 8) remains open and is as delightful as ever. A visit to the covered passages of Paris is a must-do.
We posted about the change of address for Weber Metaux here.
Remember, always check social media for any changes to opening hours for all stores before you visit. Most boutiques update their Instagram and Facebook accounts with any changes. It is common in Paris for opening hours to change seasonally, or for special occasions and events, and of course many boutiques close for a few weeks in the summer holidays.