Pearl Magasin Paris
Type: Furniture / Home Decor, Gift Stores, Local Picks, Specialty Shops, Toys and Games
This is the gadget store for guys and gals. On the ground floor entry you have all the smart phone and consumer electronic paraphernalia. Downstairs is where you'll find all the kitchen goods like... Read More
This is the gadget store for guys and gals. On the ground floor entry you have all the smart phone and consumer electronic paraphernalia. Downstairs is where you'll find all the kitchen goods like popcorn makers, ionic hair dryers, electric water kettles and even some James Bond-style sunglasses that are actually a video camera. In a country where many of the electronic goods are sold through monopolistic huge dispensary-like stores (FNAC, DARTY) this shop is refreshing as it's human-sized and you can simply pick your choice off the shelf, take it to the cash register, pay for your purchase, and be done with it. Like normal folk. (At the other shops mentioned above you have to take a ticket, stand in line, pay for your purchase then stand in another line to get the order filled. Meanwhile, half your day is gone!)
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Colorful and playful, this fashion-forward luggage line was created by a duo here in Paris.
- Best for 1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Shopping Because: Gadgets make great gifts. It's also good to know where to go if you need to pick up a travel iron, hair dryer or an office popcorn maker.