The Paris Market
Savannah Store 36 West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
Bluffton Store 70B Boat House Street, Bluffton, SC 29910, USA
- A layered, rich mix of antique and contemporary homeware.
- The Paris Market signature collection of hand-crafted goods.
- Home to "The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Georgia."
36 West Broughton Street
70B Boat House Street
WHAT WE LOVE
A delightful emporium featuring amazing windows and installations showcasing an enchanting mix of both vintage, jewelry, textiles and lifestyle goods. Established in 2001 by former speech pathologist Paula and Taras Danyluk, The Paris Market is located in the heart of historic Savannah. A design concept experience, rather than just a store; installations change on a regular basis. Building on the success of their Savannah store, the Danyluks opened a second shop in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina in 2019.
Paris is their muse for both shops, but the partners are influenced by all of their travels, whether it be Buenos Aires, St. Petersburg, Melbourne or Tokyo. They believe design and craftsmanship should be reflected in everyday life. Their signature collection focuses on handmade elegance, beauty with function, reimagined with a unique low country flavor. The Paris Market Café, named "The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Georgia" by Architectural Digest, is an ode to the café society, the perfect destination for an après-shopping rendezvous, a classic latte and a macaron, or a glass of champagne.
"I discover most of our vintage pieces at brocantes in Paris and the South of France. I also like to support local artisans who work in Savannah and the surrounding area—most of our signature products are locally made."
The Paris Market Café, Savannah
What is The Paris Market best known for? We’ve created a lovely collection of signature items that we can’t stock fast enough: scented candles, colorful tote bags, wooden cutting boards and linens. We’ve also developed a following for our assortment of coffee table books and hard-to-come-by magazines and French periodicals. We recently opened a second store in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, which is a picturesque little area right on the May River. There, we sell a great deal of furniture, lighting and custom art.
Where do you source products for The Paris Market? I discover most of our vintage pieces at brocantes in Paris and the South of France. I also like to support local artisans who work in Savannah and the surrounding area—most of our signature products are locally made.
What makes The Paris Market so unique? Our ever-changing installations. It’s not unusual for both of the stores to look different on a weekly basis, and in Savannah, we have two huge storefront windows that feature oversize artful displays. There’s also a little café inside our downtown store, which I modeled after one of my favorite spots in the sixth arrondissement. We sell coffee, espresso, Champagne and French pastries, and have a few marble bistro tables and banquettes, plus a row of sidewalk tables outside. It’s all very Instagrammable!
How has the Internet impacted your business? It’s certainly made our community of shoppers feel closer and more connected. It’s amazing to receive instant feedback on a daily basis.
The Paris Market, Bluffton
Paula Danyluk, shopkeeper at The Paris Market
Who inspires you? The genuine artisan, anyone who knows how to make things by hand.
What inspires you? The thrill of the hunt. Sometimes I think it’s more fun to search than to find.
Before I was a shopkeeper, I … was a speech pathologist. A speech pathologist who collected French antiques and made jewelry on the side!
The hardest lesson learned in starting a business? It never stops. There is no plateau.
The best lesson you have learned while opening a shop? Listen to my gut. It’s always right.
Your advice for anyone wanting to open a shop? Don’t do it unless you’re ready for it to take over your life, because it’s all-consuming. I love that about it and can’t get enough, so I guess it’s meant to be!
Which famous person would you like to visit your shop? Ellen Degeneres because she would make me laugh! And I’d love to talk about art and architecture with her.
WHAT THE SHOPKEEPERS LOVE
ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
"With the instantly accessible, yet soul-less nature of the Internet, I feel experiential based shopping will be ever more popular. People will still need and seek out the stimulating, but also yearn for a true and authentic social conversation."