My latest discovery is the lovely back to basic store Kontinentalwaren in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
The philosophy of this shop is “slow shopping”. The carefully selected products are exclusively manufactured in Europe and support conscious shopping. I have found there my new favorite object, a traditional porcelain coffee filter. The coffee is as amazing as this shop!

Kontinentalwaren
Husemannstr. 4, 10435 Berlin
(U-Bahn: Senefelderplatz)

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Spending time in Brittany has been very relaxing and full of surprises. After some days in the outback, I was so ready for a little shopping tour in Pont-Aven. There was not much going on. A couple of antique stores and some tourist shops. Just before my good mood turned bad, I have made a great discovery on the 1st floor of Chocolaterie Larnicol. Hôtel Lulu, an amazing vintage shop packed with lovely details, jewelery and great outfits. So unexpected and so pretty. Unfortunately this place is not a hotel, but I like the idea of it. If you are in the area and you want to get the look of Coco Chanel or Audrey Hepburn, then this is the place to be!

Chocolaterie Larnicol
4, place Paul Gauguin
29930 Pont-Aven

September 1, 2011 • My favorite shops, NQSW shots, PlacesNo Comments

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Oh yes! Every time we travel to Paris, I definitely find my happiness with Atypyk. I admire the two very creative and charming Frenchmen for the great ideas and the positive energy they spread. We have been friends for a while and I have to admit that I’m their biggest fan. You can find really cool gadgets in their little showroom at 17, rue Lambert at the bottom of Montmartre.

For everyone who isn’t in town, find your happiness here and shop till you drop!

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For everybody who enjoys shopping as much as I do, the concept store Merci is definitely one of the “Must Do’s” in Paris. I am always carried away by the fantastic shop settings and the nice atmosphere. … and surprised how much money we can spend in a place like this. Great, that the benefit goes to charity projects and won’t be wasted!
My “Paris-to do list” will be continued! Stay tuned!

Lets get this week started with some snap shots from vintage heaven. I’ve been to the opening of the second Garments store in Berlin Mitte. What a great place! When Astrid Lafos and Sandra Keil aren’t busy styling some film stars, they spoil you with the most magic outfits and accessories in their vintage treasure box.

Garments, Linienstraße 204/205, 10119 Berlin

today some snapshots i took from the newest parisian wonderland MERCI, launched by bernand and marie-france cohen. it’s my new favorite concept store in paris. 1,500-square-meter packed with a very cool selection of décor, furniture and fashion for all ages. at the cute café you definitely get the whole package of happiness.

on top of that, the nonprofit store ensures all money made (aside from vital running costs) is distributed to children’s charities in madagascar and india.

merci, 111 boulevard beaumarchais, 75003 paris, +33 1 42 77 00 33, métro saint sébastien-froissart