Barboza Bijoux Anciens
Opened in 1928, this classic jewellery boutique is a veritable treasure trove of precious antique stones dating from the 1830s onwards. Pierre Barboza’s prime location in the 1er arrondissement means it’s the best showcase for vintage jewellery, or “bijoux anciens,” that the city has to offer. Every piece inside is unique, and the storekeepers know the story behind each historical gem. For a special twist, Barboza’s updated pieces, which feature newer stones in antique castings, make for a special mix of classic and contemporary. This glistening jewellery box, aside from being a haven for magpies, is an undisputed destination for the city’s most elegant denizens.