Mad About Paris, Much more than a guide
You have a minor addiction to needlework? Well, since we found out that fashion icons like Madonna and Kate Moss are knitting jumpers, it’s not something you have to keep a secret anymore. On the contrary, knitting and sewing are cool. These are activities that provide a sense of calm are even claimed to increase your powers of concentration. In other words: Knitting is a kind of new Yoga, it’s a stress-buster!
If you’re one of the ones addicted to the new mental-manual sport, then head directly to this temple of needlework: L’entrée des Fournisseurs is, no doubt, the most beautiful haberdashery of Paris. The name means nothing other than: the goods or delivery entrance, probably because the boutique is hidden in a picturesque courtyard of the Marais. If you’re walking down the busy Rue des Francs-Bourgeois keep your eyes open, you can’t miss the place, it’s set little bit back from the street, with walls covered in ivory.
L’entrée des Fournisseurs offers everything you could possibly need for needlework: braids or tassels or frog fastenings, belt buckles or bag handles? Felt or fabrics from Liberty? There’s nothing you can’’t find. You just lost a button? Here is the most complete collection of buttons you can imagine. You want them square or pink or with fur? You’ll find them. No wonder: Lisa, founder of the boutique, previously worked in the button industry…
Or may be you have a Christo-like projet to span a satin ribbon from Paris to Hong Kong? Well you’ll have enough choice here to make it around the globe. I really like L’Entrée des Fournisseurs. Not that I have a lot of time to knit or sew. I just like the idea. And the colours.L’Entrée des Fournisseurs 8, rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003 Paris +33(0)1 48 87 58 98 Open on Mondays from 2 pm – 7 pm From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 am – 7 pm Métro: Saint-Paul Chemin Vert