Great Scarves in Paris

Bamyan Galerie  – colorful scarves and pashminas at reasonable prices. No visit to Paris would be complete for the gal pals without a stop at our favorite place to buy unique scarves. The colors will amaze you and the quality is quite good. The friendly couple that own this shop will show you many flattering ways to tie your scarves that shows them off, making your outfit chic and distinct.

The scarves are stiff in their natural state and can do amazing things when tied in interesting ways. If you don’t like the stiffness they will instruct you on how to wash them into their soft versions and then turn them back into their original texture. The prices are so good that I always purchase at least two – one for me and one for gal pal Lisa if she misses the outing to stop here. If she saw mine and wanted it, she might just pack it “by accident” in her suitcase so really this is just to ensure I get home with one of these gems.

IMG_0356Bamyan is more than just a scarf shop; it sells textiles and some furniture, but we think their scarves are their shining glory. Located on Îsle Saint-Louis near Notre Dame, it’s open on Sundays which makes it the perfect place to pop by after seeing Notre Dame in all its glory.

72, Rue St. Louis en l’Isle, 75004

  • Nathalie
    Posted at 20:57h, 01 January Reply

    Might you be able to share how much the scarves are and where they are typically made?

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 06:17h, 10 January Reply

      Dear Nathalie,

      I have not inquired about where they are made and there are all types, silk and wool. They can range from 15 to 50 Euros depending upon the fabric, style and color.

      Sorry for the delay in my response. I have been out of town with little or no access to Wifi.


      • Nathalie
        Posted at 20:35h, 10 January

        Thank you, Priscilla, for replying! No worries about any delay (That sorts of thing happens. Sometimes it takes me a week to get back to my students – and I see them daily!).

        I inquire as we’ll be visiting Paris from NYC in April, and having something of a penchant for scarves, I thought it might be nice to stop in, but as we’ve plenty of outdoors vendors here that sell “Made in China” pashminas and scarves, I was hoping to explore something a bit less mass produced during our travels. In your estimation, might this fit the bill?

        Thanks again!

        Warm regards,

      • Weekend In Paris
        Posted at 20:39h, 10 January

        No made in China items here! You will love them and if you ask they will show you many different ways to tie them!
        While there, head down the street to 38 Île Saint-Louis to pick up a wine and cheese picnic. They young guys there are so nice.
        Enjoy and keep the questions coming!

      • Nathalie
        Posted at 20:50h, 10 January

        Wonderful! The only dilemma left to tackle is the sorry state of my limited (but earnest!) French. It’s been some time since I’ve had to use them. Do you think I will be able to get by in the shop with rudimentary phrases or should I refine my skills before arrival (which I am planning to do before the trip generally, but color/size/style phrases are not yet on my list and I’m wondering if I need add them)?

        Thank you so much for the suggestion! I can’t tell you how excited we are. It’s the first time my beloved and I will visit Paris together (we spoke about it during our first dance together 7 years ago, and have each been to the city since then, but have yet to do so together), and we were planning to have a wine and cheese picnic by the Seine (alas, perhaps a bit cliché, but there are a number of “overdone” activities in NYC that we do all of the time anyway – and this is home!), but an acquaintance mentioned that he thought public imbibing by the River had been banned. This sort of put a damper on things, but I’m sure we’ll find some place to enjoy it now that we have a wonderful suggestion 🙂


  • Kim 24/7 in France
    Posted at 06:59h, 28 June Reply

    Scarves are so versatile and an iconic French fashion statement!

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