Chic in Paris: Comptoir de L’Image
06 . 05 . 14
The weather was absolutely beautiful in Paris today so I decided to explore Le Marais. During my walk, I stopped by the holy grail of bookstores, Comptoir de L’Image. The petite space is packed with vintage books and magazines from every decade. It is popular with fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and every blogger known to man. I spied many books on my wish list but it was a rare book, Charlotte Rampling: With Compliments from 1986 that won me over. While it wasn’t cheap, it was certainly less expensive than the other copies I saw offered online after I got home. Apparently Charlotte Rampling curated the photos in the book from heavyweights such as Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Jean-Loop Sieff, and even movie stills from her work with Luchino Visconti.
I asked the owner Michel Fink, who could not be nicer and speaks English, if he could remember where all the books were located in the store. He admitted that it’s getting hard. Be prepared to take your time and savor the treasures that are waiting to be discovered.
Comptoir de L’Image
44 rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris FRANCE
+33 01 42 72 03 92
I may have to go back for the Ron Galella book and the Truman Capote one too.
Owner Michel Fink who will probably kill me for posting his photo.
The Serge Gainsbourg book also caught my eye.
My favorite thing I’ve purchased in Paris so far.
Photos by moi via iPhone 5.