Store Spotlight: French Antiques at Élève de Montmartre
Story behind the store: Gregory Hubert, lover of antiques and flea markets, decided to open this little shop in Montmartre upon the recommendation of his friend and neighbor Estelle Lemaître. Hubert says he learned everything about the neighborhood and mastering the art of finding goods at flea markets from Lemaître, whose family name literally translates to “the master.” Pretty clever to have the student (élève) and the master with shops next door to each other. (But I am kind of loving the student more!)
What to buy: You will find the perfect little present here for a stylish friend who digs interiors or that je ne sais quoi for the home: candles, anatomy and antique dictionary prints, antique plates, tabletop items, throw pillows.
The vibe: John Derian meets Anthropologie Home meets a clean flea market minus the riff-raff and musty stench.
Good to know: The green price stickers mean antique, and black stickers mean new. After shopping walk down to Autour du Moulin (88 Rue Lepic) grab a drink outside and enjoy a magical view of the city.
Élève de Montmartre
67 Rue Lepic
07 82 82 29 17
Open Thursday to Saturday 11am – 7:30pm, Sunday 11am-6:30pm
Photos by Ajiri Aki