Where to Shop For Fabrics, Curtains & Tassels in Paris

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Where to find the best fabrics, findings, curtains and tassels in Paris.

Paris doesn’t just offer the most amazing boutiques for designer clothing, discount and fabulous knock-off ready-to-wear.  Paris is also a major center for home decorating and curtain fabric, too. Many of our guests ask where we find our beautiful silks and cotton fabric for our curtains and cushions. We reveal our secrets here!

Paris fabric stores -- every kind of fabric and color imaginable!

Paris fabric stores — every kind of fabric and color imaginable!

Place St. Pierre is the heart of discount fabrics in Paris

Place St. Pierre is the heart of discount fabrics in Paris

Head to one of the farther away neighborhoods of Paris, the 18th arrondissement, famous as home to Montmartre. Get off at the Metro stop Anvers and head to Place St. Pierre at the base of the hill leading up to the gleaming white Sacre Coeur Church. This charming neighborhood is slightly touristy, but there are home décor treasures to discover in the surrounding streets.

Cotton fabrics on rue de Steinkerque

Cotton fabrics on rue de Steinkerque on the way to Place Saint-Pierre

 

On the first floor find toile de jouy fabrics and traditional brocades.

Toile de jouy fabrics and traditional brocades

 

Designer fabrics from France and Italy in Paris on rue d’Orsel

 

Bargain fabrics in Paris

Bargain fabrics in Paris

 

Exclusive furnishing fabrics on rue d'Orsel in Paris

Exclusive furnishing fabrics on rue d’Orsel in Paris

 

Montmartre is a mix of old Paris and high touristy.

Montmartre is a mix of old Paris and high touristy

 

Be careful of con artists and shill games as you stroll up Montmartre

Be careful of con artists on the way to Sacre Coeur

 

The huge crowds of tourists attract con artists on their way to see the Sacre Coeur.

The huge crowds of tourists attract con artists on their way to see the Sacre Coeur.

 

One of the best for fashion and home decor fabrics.

One of the best for fashion and home decor fabrics.

 

Marche' St. Pierre store offers five floors of furnishings fabrics at big discounts!

Marché St. Pierre store offers five floors of furnishings fabrics at big discounts!

Reine Fabrics on Place St. Pierre:

If you’re looking for Toile de Jouy, you’ve come to the right place!  This shop that is located right on Place St. Pierre can be recognized by its red and white awning. It  is one of my first stops for fabrics as they offer large selections of classic French toile de jouy for cushions and bed covers.  And pale jacquard fabrics that make excellent upholstery fabric.  Their prices are slightly higher than other shops, but you don’t always find the same selection and quality elsewhere. You could also try Moline on rue d’Orsel. They have a smaller selection, but it is equally beautiful.

If you're looking for classic toile de jouy french fabric, Paris is the place

If you’re looking for classic toile de jouy french fabric, Paris is the place

Another rack of toile de jouys in blues

Another rack of toile de jouys in blues

 

Yet another row of toiles in purples and rusts!

Yet another row of toiles in purples and rusts!

A throwback to the 1950's with miniature dummies that model miniature dresses.

A throwback to the 1950s with miniature dummies that model miniature dresses.

Barbie doll-like dummies model miniature dresses at Paris fabric store

Barbie doll-like dummies model miniature dresses at Paris fabric store

 

Les Olivades style fabric French Provincial style for sale at 5.95 per meter!

Les Olivades style fabric French Provincial style for sale at 5.95 per meter!

 

Silk fabrics in every color you could wish for at great prices in Paris

Silk fabrics in every color you could wish for at great prices in Paris

 

Fell in love with the ready-made panels you can buy to make into square throws for your sofa, or decorative table cloths

Fell in love with the ready-made panels you can buy to make into square throws for your sofa, or decorative table cloths

 

Fabric stores can recommend curtain makers nearby who will have them ready for the next day

Fabric stores can recommend curtain makers nearby who will have them ready for the next day

 

The Tati of some say 'tacky' discount stores in Paris are in the neighborhood

The Tati of some say ‘tacky’ discount stores in Paris are in the neighborhood

 

Find belly dancing clothes and accessories too!

Find belly dancing clothes and accessories too!

 

Many fabric stores in this area have transformed into souvenir shops.

Many fabric stores in this area have transformed into souvenir shops.

 

If you’re looking for that French touch for your home decor or renovation project, plan a visit to the 18th arrondissement on your next trip to Paris. But hurry … the character of this neighborhood is changing and many of the shops have closed over the years. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique shopping experience in Paris!

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