Objects that speak....

One of the best shops in Paris for the curious. 

    One of the best things about Paris is that you never quite know what you’ll stumble on next. Vintage is always just around the corner. Paris is the kind of place where you can be wandering in a super chic modern shopping centre one moment and browsing vintage the next. Cue: L’Objet qui Parle.  You know those shops that you enter on a whim and end up staying for hours? Well, that’s exactly what happens when you enter  l’Objet  qui Parle  for the first time. In French, ‘ l’ Objet qui  Parle ‘ literally means ‘the talking object’. This is a pretty fitting name considering that’s  just what the unusual wares do. Each carefully curated item in the store has its own individual story, history. Think clay smoking pipes next to plastic doll heads. Think quirky mirror frames next to pencil sketches.  The shop is laid out like a curiosity shop of the past. Everything is arranged in a ‘ n’importe quoi’  style and you have to ‘dig’ through wares to find gems. Although  the Old Curiosity Shop in London  is now a luxury shoe shop, this is how I love to imagine it would have looked back in the day. What I’m trying to say is that, when I open my own antique shop ( a very probable future occupation ), this is how you can expect it to look!


One of the best things about Paris is that you never quite know what you’ll stumble on next. Vintage is always just around the corner. Paris is the kind of place where you can be wandering in a super chic modern shopping centre one moment and browsing vintage the next. Cue: L’Objet qui Parle.

You know those shops that you enter on a whim and end up staying for hours? Well, that’s exactly what happens when you enter l’Objet quiParle for the first time. In French, ‘l’Objet qui Parle‘ literally means ‘the talking object’. This is a pretty fitting name considering that’s justwhat the unusual wares do. Each carefully curated item in the store has its own individual story, history. Think clay smoking pipes next to plastic doll heads. Think quirky mirror frames next to pencil sketches.

The shop is laid out like a curiosity shop of the past. Everything is arranged in a ‘n’importe quoi’ style and you have to ‘dig’ through wares to find gems. Although the Old Curiosity Shop in London is now a luxury shoe shop, this is how I love to imagine it would have looked back in the day. What I’m trying to say is that, when I open my own antique shop (a very probable future occupation), this is how you can expect it to look!