We’re taking you to one of the oldest districts in Marseille: Le Panier , for 100% local shopping near the Vieille Charité. In her store Le Panier des Créateurs, Marseillais clothing designer Elisa Falbala makes a point of choosing each piece with the utmost care. Clothes, hats, jewellery, leather goods, ceramics and decorative items all have one thing in common: they were created in Marseille on a small scale. A perfect boutique if you’re seeking unique, handcrafted pieces made in the city.
100% made in France
In the Chez Laurette (French Only) concept store in the Antiques district, being made in France is a golden rule. Designer Laure Traverso showcases the work of a responsible selection of French artisans and designers who meet her quality requirements. There are beautiful porcelains, clothes and accessories, as well as deli items – plus a workshop space in which the owner regularly invites designers to present their expertise.
It was in an old butcher’s shop on rue Paradis that photographer Olivier Amsellem and Charlotte Brunet chose to set up Jogging , their boutique devoted to fashion and luxury design. In a few years, this address has become a French reference in the same category as Colette in Paris. Besides a selection of men’s and women’s clothing uniting designers such as Jacquemus, Raf Simons and Paco Rabanne, promising stylists also stand out, as the two partners regularly organise temporary exhibitions of young fashion talents, setting the scene for all the hip youth of Marseille and elsewhere. And each summer, their shaded garden hosts a pop-up restaurant led by a new chef.
Marseille boasts numerous pop-up stores dedicated to fashion, appearing throughout the year, with designer markets allowing talents to emerge. To ensure you don’t miss out on this proliferation of initiatives, we highly recommend you follow updates from places like the Docks Marseille in La Joliette. Formerly used to store paper and wheat in the last century, these imposing warehouses have now been taken over by permanent shops. Major design-themed events take place here from time to time. Another must-see is Maison Buon (French Only) , a bistronomic restaurant, wine cellar and exhibition hall that changes each month according to the whims of guest designers.