La Droguerie

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by anohkos on Thursday, Mar 20 2014 at 11:02AM PDT

I visited this shop very recently and all I can say is that the yarn choice is VERY limited and the staff is not very friendly, quite the opposite actually. If you are a beginner looking for friendly advices this is certainly not the place to go.

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by Shèzaad on Monday, Mar 10 2014 at 10:24AM PDT

Dear Sir / Madam,
Greetings from MINT YARNS –www.mintyarns.com
We would be pleased to introduce ourselves as the manufacturers and exporters of various kinds of natural yarns. We produce various yarns which can be used for hand knitting, Crochet, Machine Knitting, Weaving and Embroidery purposes.
We could customize any yarn as per your specifications and also have customised colors for the same. We also specialize in Silk Blends with Bamboo and Lycra.
Request you to let us know if you have any requirements for any of the natural yarns and we would be pleased to supply you with the same. We could supply you with any small quantity as even as a kilo.
Feel free to let us know if you require any further information from our end. Thanks in advance for your response and business cooperation.
Regards,
Shezaad
Director
Mintyarns

Contact Information
Website : www.mintyarns.com
Email id : shezaad@mintyarns.com
Number : +918050701405

Bonjour Monsieur/Madame

Salutations de MINTYARNS-www.mintyarns.com

Nous serions heaureux de vous présenter que nous sommes les fabricateurs et exportateur les fils de naturel diverse variété.Nous fabricons diverse fils de naturel qui peut être utilise pour tricôte a la main,crochet, machine a tricôte,tissage et broderie fins.

Nous pouvons personnaliser tout fils selon de votre spécialiser et également personnaliser couleurs pour le même.Nous avons également en mélanges soie avec le bambou et lycra.

Vous demander de nous laisser savoir qui si vous avez des exigences pour any des fils de naturel et nous voulez être heureux de nous offrons avec la même.Nous pouvons fournir avec tout petit quantité comme même comme un kilo.

N’hésitez pas a nous le faire savoir si vouz avez besoin d’informations complementaires de nous.Merci ‘avance pour votre entreprise coopération et réponse.

Salutations et Félicitations ,

Shèzaad

Directeur,
Mintyarns

Informations de contact
Site du web : www.mintyarns.com
ID d’e-mail : shezaad@mintyarns.com
Numéro de mobile : +918050701405

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by PassionKNITly on Wednesday, Jan 29 2014 at 07:02PM PST

I really wanted to love this store. I thought it would be like the Purl Soho of France. Which it sort of was. I visited in November of 2010 and found it so small (and I'm USED to small, I live in NYC!) and hard to navigate that I walked in, saw everything there was to see, then walked out. The yarn was really nice, but seemed rather expensive (but I think that the exchange rate might have had something to do with that as well).

I agree with the person who said that it's like a candy shop. :)

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by belstaff jacket on Wednesday, Oct 31 2012 at 06:30AM PDT

had a tacit knowing with their employees

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by Benedetta on Monday, Oct 15 2012 at 02:59PM PDT

I visited this shop in October 2012. The shop was full of people, you had to wait to purchase something but the staff was very kind and friendly. I could wander throughout the shop touching the wool and looking at the books (there is a window where you can open and take a look to each published book).
A couple of years ago I also visited the shop in Strasbourg but the one in Paris is different, it is like the home of Santa Claus :-)

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by BirgitBlau on Sunday, Jun 03 2012 at 10:33PM PDT

This yarn shop is quite beautiful and has some interesting yarns and accesoires. Unfortunately the staff was very unfriendly and seemed annoyed when being asked about something. Unfortunately I would not recomment this shop, maybe also specially if you are a tourist & don't speak any french.

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by Edie on Saturday, Feb 11 2012 at 11:17PM PST

Have purchased pattern books from La Droguerie but am unable to completely translate instructions to English because Babylon doesn't understand knitting terminologie. Does anyone have a source for doing this?

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by Natalie on Wednesday, Jan 18 2012 at 06:25PM PST

Qu'est que ca veut dire en anglais, sur les directions du patron pour une cape capuche. "de ht tot"
Je crois que c'est "total height" mais je ne peux pas trouver la traducion.
Aussi augm int aug=increase ou augmentation mais le "int"?
Merci beacoup pour m'aider!

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by Msbimbamboum on Wednesday, Sep 07 2011 at 02:16PM PDT

The atsmosphere in La Droguerie is amazing, it's like a candies shop, your eyes are starting to sparkle by the time you discover the shop.
But I hate the way they are organised. I went at La droguerie In Paris and also in Bordeaux and every time it's the same thing: you have to wait for 30 or 40 minutes before getting an assistant to ask for what you want.
That's why people bought kits, to avoid queue.
They have great patterns, in French and english, but not very well written (not very clear sometimes). You don't have to buy the books, you can also ask them one specific pattern.

In La droguerie, you won't find brands, they only sell La Droguerie yarns, which are lovely but very expensive.

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by Cynthia on Tuesday, Aug 16 2011 at 10:46AM PDT

I found the shop in Paris quite by chance and bought the 'LaDroguerie's Babies' book in English as I have a new grandchild. It wasn't cheap but I've made so many things from it. They are all unique and so different from the British patterns, also easy to follow.
Since then I've visited Lille and Nice and found the shops there: wonderful! I've also copied the jewellery ideas (especially the one making bracelets from fine cotton fabric) They were running workshops but I could see what to do, so I bought the clips and have successfully made my own.

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by Yoshi Nickerson on Friday, Jan 28 2011 at 08:24PM PST

My daughter and I visited the store in October 2010. I came home with beautiful yarns and patterns for a long vest and a mini scarf with three beads. My daughter's best friend translated the instruction into English for me and I just finished both of them. They are so soft and beautiful.... I love them!

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by Sara on Sunday, Nov 14 2010 at 10:11AM PST

It's a shame that individual patterns can't be purchased without buying the yarn as the yarn is so expensive.

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by Patricia on Thursday, Sep 16 2010 at 03:20PM PDT

Does anyone know how I can get a pattern printed in english ? pattern no 2229
thanks

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by ModelNyTx on Sunday, Jul 18 2010 at 08:52PM PDT

Im Heading to Paris On Vacation for 2 Weeks of Eating FRENCH/Knitting to My Hearts Content and Shopping ... This Store I know has a Pattern or Pattern BOOK for a Childs Sweater I REALLY Want to Make for Both of My GrandSons .. Toddlers (for School) am Hoping This Store is Worth the Trip to the right Bank .. as I Will be On the Left Bank and frankly Dont Care to Be Doing ALOT of Sightseeing/ Tourist Trappy Shopping .. I'll Be staying among the FRENCH ..Speaking French/god Knows EATing FRENCH .. and Prefer with the Possible Exception of a Knit Store or 2 .. Looking for DROP SPINDLES & Knitting Needles .. NOT To be among American folks I Can SEE Everyday All Day Back Home .. Dont Want AnyOne to FEEL Offended but WHY GO To Paris if I Dont Go too Eat/Meet/and SHOP FRENCH !!!!!

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by aahhh on Sunday, Oct 18 2009 at 04:03PM PDT

Just got back from a Paris trip where I visited this shop. Such a fun place and great atmosphere inside. Be prepared to wait as it can get busy in there and it can take some time for them to wind off your yarn once you've told them what you want. Knowing a bit of French (eg. I would like) helps but the staff is really friendly and I think used to getting non-French speakers so they work with it pretty well, just remember to smile and be polite. If you want buttons, you can get them in the same queue as for your yarn, just be sure to tell them you want some as well (be warned there are lots of lovely ones and you might walk out with some even if you don't plan to like i did!). The other items (beads, ribbons, etc.) you have to go to the other 'departments' to get seperately but if I understand right you can pay for it all in one go.

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by garngamen on Wednesday, Jul 08 2009 at 11:07PM PDT

Shopping in this yarnstore is a French adventure. Not only must you know exactly what you want, how much you want but you have no time to go back and forth. So, suggestions for visitors is browse all the hanks and decide first. Including fab bands (for Swedish Speede and to your underwear ;-) and the buttons.. ahhhh. Then walk just pass the line and find personnel. They are attentive and will follow you around. When they clear, it is time to stand in the pay line. But I promise you, the experience is divine. I always "collect" some prime cashmere, new buttons. It is like selecting on colour and feel. Im definitely a fan.

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by Floderten on Saturday, Jun 20 2009 at 12:58PM PDT

I've visited La Droguerie a few times (once in Spring 2008, once the year before) and it's a cozy shop. I like how the yarn hangs in long skeins on the walls! IIRC, they only sell their own house brand, but it's very nice quality. I do wish they would give you a little tag with yardage and/or gauge, but I found the staff very helpful (compared to some other French stores) and willing to take the time to help you find what you're looking for.

They also have a cute (and huge!) selection of buttons, ribbons and other notions.. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Paris!

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by Paula Howe on Friday, Jun 19 2009 at 05:18AM PDT

I was here in September, 2008. It was on a Saturday, and was quite busy. I got in the line/queue to buy yarn, a pattern book, and 2 buttons. If you start off in French and apologize for your poor French, they are very helpful, kind, accomodating and friendly! I was only in the shop for about 20 minutes! Wish i'd had more time to browse! lovely shop...

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Mar 31 2009 at 05:33AM PDT

I love this shop,been many times when I lived in Paris,the system is very simple and fair,have a good look around and see what you want,(I was not aware that for wool you had a different queue)and then join the queue there is always one,then you wait for your own personnel assistant who will measure count etc what you want,its helpful if you know french nos and colours,but they are used to tourists etc,and usually very helpful,a lesson I learned was the French women took their time,and bought only what they needed,and it got on my nerves,so when it was my turn I chose 10 of this and 10 of that,then went to pay 96euros for a few beads,ribbon and buttons,so zee french are much more savvy.Karen from the uk where we just dont have shops like this.Karenann1957@hotmail.co.uk

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by clairerc on Tuesday, Dec 02 2008 at 05:19AM PST

I love this shop! Great atmosphere, amazing stock including more 'bits and bobs' than you could ever want. Some great patterns too (all in French). It's also very busy which is a joy to see given how empty some UK craft/wool shops can be!

It is true that as a newcomer the system to get served was a little complicated - especially as I don't speak French. However once I'd once I plucked up the courage you can see that how it works is rather good.

If you want to buy wool you queue up near the little booth near the entrance (stand looking into the shop, with your back to the door). As soon as an assistant is free they come over to the queue and then personally serve the next person.

The staff are great, really know their stuff and also seem to speak excellent English!

Once the member of staff has helped you and generally run around fetching your things, they will bring you a bag and a slip of paper with the prices on it.

You take this back to the booth where the cashier will ring it through the till (just like an old fashioned store!).

Just great!

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Nov 16 2008 at 05:18AM PST

I meant it didn't hurt to speak a few words in French.

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Nov 16 2008 at 05:16AM PST

I loved this shop. I went three times when I was in Paris for a week in October of this year. Call the shop to get Metro directions. Most of yarn small gauge their own label. People friendly and did hurt to speak a few words in French. It was mobbed there!

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by lisarr on Wednesday, Nov 05 2008 at 06:07PM PST

I visited this store in Jan 2007.
It was almost impossible to buy anything. You have to flag down the right kind of salesperson, who winds off what you want, and you have to pay a different person.
You are not given any kind of label or equivalent of a ball band.
However I did buy some now-completely-mysterious metallic yarn to make dressup crowns. I think it is rather flammable!
I think many people buy kits with the patterns included, and it does not seem that they sell the patterns alone (not 100% sure on that aspect).
Half of the shop is buttons and notions.

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