Marseille’s Coolest Boutiques And Design Shops

Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Department stores and malls are convenient for one-stop shopping, but they lack a personal experience and the items available are trendier and less creative. Boutiques, on the other hand, sell unique goods and offer one-on-one attention with the storeowner and designers. Read our list to discover the coolest boutiques and design shops in Marseille, France.

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Kitschy accessory shop

Get jewelry items from around the world when you visit Dharma. Purchase Buddhist malala beads, feng shui accessories, Tibetan necklaces and chokers, shell pendants, tribal copper earrings, and more. Items come in a variety of metals, including bronze, copper, silver, and jade. In addition to jewelry, Dharma sells fun, kitschy trinkets with an exotic air about them. Check out the Indian and Tibetan music, incense, rich textiles, Indian cosmetics and soaps, and Japanese crafts. Each product ranges in price, but the store is a great place to search for a specialty gift or novelty.

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Fashion forward boutique

Find one-of-a-kind, stylish creations at Allika. This chic boutique brings unique handcrafted items together in one place. Discover bookbinding items, such as notebooks and stationery, clothing, jewelry, children’s clothing and toys, ceramic house items, and more. Allika puts it all together for your convenience, and presents it in a cute and quaint shop that is the perfect environment for a personal shopping experience. However, each item is made one by one, and there are seldom duplicates. So, if you see something that you like, snag it before it’s gone because you won’t find another. But, that also means you won’t have to worry about showing up in the same outfit as someone else.

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Fifty Balloons

Eclectic clothing store

Don’t let the colorful balloons on the store’s exterior fool you. Fifty Balloons takes fashion very seriously. Pop in and peruse the racks of expertly designed custom clothing, stylish shoes, funky jewelry, and numerous accessories, including belts, purses, hats, and gloves. Although Fifty Balloons prides itself on being fashion forward, it’s also a place to take a blast to the past and discover old-school vintage classics that you can’t find anywhere else. No matter your style, Fifty Balloons is guaranteed to have just the thing you’re looking for.

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Tata Zize

Women’s clothing store

Tata Zize is striking in every way. First, the exterior is vibrantly decorated with colorful graffiti, which perfectly draws customers inside to a fun, shopping department store. Browse the many aisles of dresses, skirts, blouses, and shoes, and ask the staff to help you create the perfect outfit for a night out on the town or a day at the office. Be sure to finish your visit by pairing your clothes with creative accessories. Tata Zize is the place to go to find a style that reflects your personality. The women’s clothing boutique has become so popular that they now have a second store location in Aix en Provence.

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Capsule Store

Popular French boutique

Buy clothes, plus tools to make them, at the Capsule Store. Capsule sells all major clothing items, including tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes. They also carry pajamas, lingerie, swimwear, outerwear, and accessories. One of its most popular accessories are the plush, knit scarves. They come in a variety of colors and styles, perfect for the winter and fall months. Capsule takes it one step further by not only selling scarves, but also selling the tools for you to create your own, as the store’s inventory includes a plethora of yarn and knitting needles – with these, you can replicate your favorite look over and over again at a fraction of the cost. Capsule Store has a boutique location in Marseille, but also has an online store where you can have items delivered right to your door.

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