10 amazing “only in Marseille” shops.

Moving*Marseille initiator Joke Quintens’ listed her 10 favorite “only in Marseille” shops. You can discover them on her trips through super divers and rebellious Marseille.


“Brick City, Making Trouble” for shirts with Marseille messages from streetartist Cosma. * http://www.brickcity.eu * 3, rue des Trois Mages, 13001 Marseille.

“Salam Couture”, and its old and friendly Senegalese tailor Sarr, for beautiful African printed fabrics. * 52, rue d’Aubagne, 13001 Marseille.

“Maison Empereur” for cooking and other home stuff, soap, old remake toys. Since 1827, 7 the generation in the same family. * http://www.empereur.fr * 4, rue des Recolettes, 13001 Marseille.

“Saladin, épices du Monde” for delicacies, spices, dried fruit, lokoum and salt in 40 different forms. * 10, rue Longue des Capuchins, 13001 Marseille.

“Jiji Palme D’Or” for magnificent North African home decoration, imported by “Jiji la Tunisienne” who has also her own Hammam “Djerba” a block away. * 16, rue d’Aubagne, 13001 Marseille.

“La Maison du Pastis” for… pastis, home made and also 95 different brands of pastis and absinth. Owner is Belgian Frédéric Bernard, a professional jazz drummer from Brussels. * http://www.lamaisondupastis.com * 108, Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille.

“La Librairie du Mucem” for books. The main bookstore Maupetit / Acte Sud you can find on the Canebière, but this museumshop is my favorite as a general bookshop in Mediterranean tones. * http://www.librairimucem.fr * 1, Esplanade J4, 13002 Marseille.

“Cherry Bones” for handmade jewels by Sylvie. * http://www.cherry-bones.fr * 1 bis rue Pastoret, 13006 Marseille at Cours Julien.

“Galerie Collective 318” with coffee shop “Coogee” for design posters, cups, furniture and great coffee in Cité Radieuse, the magnificent building of Le Corbusier in the shopping street on the third floor. * 318 Cité Radieuse, 280 Bd Michelet, 13008 Marseille.

“La Sélection”, the concept store of Sophie Ferjani, a known interior architect, who works together with artists like Fatima Ahmed from Djivani Créations. * http://www.la-selection.fr * 45, rue de la République, 13002 Marseille.