For the thoroughness of its concept and the quality of its merchandise, 107Rivoli ranks among the top museum shops on any list. Every item on sale has been chosen for craftsmanship and relevance to contemporary design and decoration. Taking the museum’s major departments as its blueprint, the boutique is divided into sections for books, jewelry, fashion accessories, paper products, toys, tableware and objects inspired by the past but with up-to-date design in mind. Some of the contemporary pieces on offer are limited editions by artists working with the world-renowned manufacturers represented in the museum, including Sèvres, Nymphenburg, Baccarat and Bernardaud. Other themes—metal, paper, glass—are represented by an ever-changing selection of international artists, designers and jewelry makers whose wares would be at home in any art gallery or upscale boutique. There’s also an excellent selection of hard-to-find books on art and design, along with cutting-edge handbags and scarves. For sheer variety, it’s a great one-stop shop for all your gift-buying needs and self-indulgent treats.
107 rue de Rivoli, 1st, 01.42.60.64.94. website
Originally published in the February 2011 issue of France Today
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