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The newly-opened La Tresorerie is a treasure trove of beautiful things for the home. This building was one the 11th district's main treasury, hence the name, and you can still see the original bars on the windows, which have been painted a pretty pale blue. Set up in a similar vein to one of my other favorite Paris stores, Merci, it boasts a big space to display furniture, kitchenware and home furnishings, with a cafe next door (le Cafe Smörgås), where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat in between shopping.
When I stepped inside La Trésorerie last week, it was so new I got a good whiff of fresh paint as I walked into the cafe. And while I sat and drank a cup of filter coffee, I could see the staff still buzzing around, busily making the final finishing touches to the shop floor.
The cafe serves up good coffee, fresh orange juice, and delicious Swedish food such as salads, cakes and smörgås, an open sandwich with an array of toppings.
At 11:30am they opened the doors to the store and I quickly piled in to get a good look at the new space. It's light, bright, and a mecca for all things for the home. They sell crockery, furniture, linens, pots, pans, glassware, enamel mugs, Turkish towels, and even paint, all beautifully displayed. Brands include British labels Tweedmill and Denby
, who make beautiful crockery, Danish designer Karsten Lauritsen, who creates colorful bean-shaped tables, Riess, one of the last European producers of sheet metal utensils, dating back to 1550, and German brand Redecker
, which manufactures brushes.
Open: Cafe Smörgås: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm and Saturdays, 11am - 7pm and La Trésorerie: Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Address: 11 rue du Chateau d'eau, Paris 10th
(Image credits: Marissa Cox)