Mar 4

La Droguerie

I was looking for a store to buy household items yesterday and I got a little lost and ended up discovering a store called “The Drugstore” or La Droguerie. I went inside and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. It is a store that has ribbon, beads, yarn, feathers and various little sundries for creative projects. It is very large and the selection is really unbelievable, better than anywhere I’ve been. The pictures aren’t great because I don’t think pictures are allowed so I was trying to be a little sneaky. It is everything you would expect from a store like this in Paris. Think: rows and rows of jars of beads, gorgeous bins of feathers, and the prettiest colors of yarn I’ve ever seen. I especially loved the painted bench! If you are into creative things and visiting Paris you must stop by this store.

La Droguerie | 9 Rue Jour 75001 Paris | Métro : Étienne Marcel

The best thing about Paris so far is what happens when you get lost. You go out to buy hangers and a garbage can and find a great place like this.




50 Comments

  • blissful chick says:

    incredible. so glad you found it!

  • Leslie says:

    What a treat! Looks amazing.

  • Rose says:

    French eye candy! Mmmmmm.

    I would be so excited to stumble upon a place like this! It reminds me of Tinsel Trading in NYC.

    And I have to say that I am living vicariously through you. Who wouldn't love to live in Paris for a year?!

  • homemade grits says:

    what a little dream store! notions in jars are my favorite. i am loving living vicariously through you.

  • Susan says:

    whoa…I could die there and be very happy…added to my list for next time!!

  • thesplurgeorthesteal says:

    What a fabulous store. I don't think I would ever leave.

  • scissor variations says:

    A longing takes over whenever I see the ad in Marie Claire Idees magazine.for La Droguerie..thanks for sharing the photos + sneak peeks.

  • Noodles and Waffles says:

    Looks like heaven to me.

  • Julie says:

    oo-la-la! Whenever I visit a new city, I look for stores like this. Great find!

  • betta says:

    if you liked la droguerie, try to visit L'Entrée des Fournissieurs (http://www.entreedesfournisseurs.fr/) and I would recommend this post by Townmouse: http://townmouse.typepad.com/townmouse/2010/05/craft-shopping-in-paris.html

    I hope you enjoy it!

  • michelle says:

    that bench!

  • Estie says:

    So amazing! Why can't Chicago have places like this?!

  • bex says:

    dangit. when i take a wrong turn i usually end up in an alley where people are peeing on things.

  • lily says:

    I used to go to the one in Tokyo and spend way too much time and money there. It is a dream of a store!

  • Liz Stanley says:

    AH! Okay, this is number 1 on my list!

  • Sarah says:

    Definitely marking that down as a stop during my next trip to Paris.

  • Griffin and Gretchen says:

    yep. could definetly be in there for hours.
    fun find!

  • Rachel says:

    That painted bench is DIVINE.

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh christmas!

  • elizabeth says:

    WOW! As if I needed another reason to go to Paris!

    I gonna have to paint myself a bench like that sometime…

  • Julie says:

    I love all those jars! Paris is full of treasures-hope you find them all!

  • laurie -magpie ethel says:

    makes me want to hop on a plane right now and head to that shop…awesome!

  • la la Lovely says:

    Wow pure beauty… I feel so happy just looking at these pictures!
    xo

  • Katydid says:

    WOW, you are too cute. I bet you could create something amazing out of all that beautiful stuff.

  • Kirsten Alana says:

    Unless there are more than one of these in Paris, this is right in my neighborhood. I pass it every day going into Les Halles where I catch the Metro.

  • Maria @ Scandi Foodie says:

    How cool is this place?! I want to live in Paris too! :-)

  • Di says:

    I loved La Droguerie but actually trying to buy something there is really difficult……you have to queue for everything and I think that the last time I was there I was there for an hour. There is a small branch of La Droguerie in the Bon Marche Department store in the 6th which also has all the buttons and ribbons etc but not the yarn. Bon Marche has a great selection of other yarn though.

    i'd second Betta and say Entre des Fournissuers in the Marais (great website in English and French) – in a small courtyard. I posted about it here http://woolliemind.blogspot.com/2008/11/paris-fabric-shops-craft-shop-and-marie.html and it is definitely a favourite of mine I go to everytime I am in Paris.

  • Flotsam Friends says:

    What insanely beautiful things. I'd love to find some treasures here for my Flotsam Friends. Pruxxx

  • Design Candy says:

    This shop is beyond anything I could have dreamed up! I adore my shops here in NYC but this one blows them away! Thank you for sharing!

  • Diana says:

    i stayed in a little flat right across the street from this store when i was in paris! i love that little street, so cute.

  • Nikki says:

    This looks like a notions candy store!

  • Anonymous says:

    I used to live around the corner on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau. Make sure to eat at Vincent & Vincent on that street – about the size of my dining room now. Italian food in Paris!

  • Laetitia says:

    Reading your post it made me thinks of Le Marché St Pierre. I spend my childhood there.
    My mum was a costume designer for the Theatre and we spend hours looking into piles of fabrics.
    http://www.marchesaintpierre.com/

  • Lori S. Cartwright says:

    How fun! I want to go buy a bunch of fun colorful craft supplies to put in my old canning jars…crafting is lots more fun than canning.

  • Claire says:

    Wow, that store looks amazing! Such beautiful colors. Whenever I go someplace new, I always make plans to "get lost" intentionally and see what I discover. But then I just seem to get lost (unintentionally) and struggle to get back on track.

  • Traveling Mama says:

    I would get into a LOT of trouble there! Good luck with the potty training and the flea market!

  • hannah says:

    Super cute! Reminds me of the Paris home store BHV that I read about a while back. It was amazing too! They had everything.

    Have you had a chance to go there yet?

    I was so surprised and jealous that there was even a store like that in existence outside of the US… and Home Depot just hasn't been the same since.

    Now, I'm afraid I'm ruined on Ben Franklin too, but I love you for it.

  • r8chel says:

    I can't imagine ever living in a place where I would just stumble across a store that lovely! Lucky you!

  • Solidea says:

    OMG!!! I MUST go to Paris only for this shop!! Amazing… :)

  • --r says:

    hmmmm…i don't think that sounds safe. unless i went without any money. either way i would't leave with any.

  • Sara @ PeriwinklePapillon.com says:

    Jordan, I am living vicariously through you on this amazing journey in Paris. Am loving every single post. Thank you for sharing!

  • Barbie (Birds of a Lovely Feather) says:

    Oh Jordan, what a dream store! So cute…so Paris. You must've lost your mind in there!

  • Anonymous says:

    I was lucky enough to find La Droguerie about 3 weeks ago. It was a busy Saturday but I had wonderful service, even though I could hardly speak French. I am knitting a scarf from a pattern they gave me, and they even put together the beads for the trim for me. One of my best memories of Paris.

  • kathryn besser says:

    Jordan, I love La Droguerie! We found it on a girls' trip to Paris last year and my cashmere-designing travel companion LOVED the selection. She doesn't think we have anything comparable in the U.S. I'm sure you'll enjoy many a trip here in the coming months! All the best, kathy

  • CraftyRachel says:

    Fun! I was always intimidated by La Droguerie and couldn't figure out how to get anything there.

    I second Entrée des Fournisseurs. But don't try to take any pictures in there. I sent my French friend in to check out baby buttons and she got asked to put her iPhone down – in English, too! I guess they get a lot of us Anglo wanderers. :) But you just cannot beat the cute buttons and ribbon labels that say "hand knit" and "made with love by maman" all in French.

  • Maryellen says:

    gorgeous! Such eye candy! Looking forward to our own visit to Paris this spring, so please keep the great resources coming–I love your taste.

  • a little glimmer says:

    I adore La Droguerie! They used to have catalogs full of inspiration, too, which I've kept somewhere, but I haven't come across a new one in ages. Aaah, loving the vicarious trip there… :)

  • Anonymous says:

    hey did you know that the kate spade tumblr just posted one of your la droguerie pictures? i swear it's the same one!!

    http://katespadeny.tumblr.com/post/4366798617

  • pinkstilettos says:

    OMGoodness!! I wish this place was close by…I would love to visit this store!!

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