Le Comptoir

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11:00AM - 07:00PM

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by MelleSubjonctif on Monday, Feb 15 2010 at 12:11PM UTC

I went there on a Saturday afternoon. It is a tiny shop, with beautiful wooden furniture. The saleswoman was not helpful and she clearly did not appreciate the fact that me and friends touched the yarns. She seemed really annoyed at us for taking a long time to take a decision on our purchases. At the end, it seemed like she was so displeased with our presence that we left without buying anything. Another friend of mine said the same thing happened to her and that she had found this woman very rude.
It was also rather expensive. for such a bad service, you might as well buy online.


by knitxx0r on Monday, Apr 26 2010 at 08:24PM UTC

Visited during a weekday, and took two children along which really seems to be the ultimate test of a french shop keeper's patience (dogs are more welcome, seriously). The lady was nice, however, and helped my daughter pick out new pink-topped wooden needles perfect for her novice fingers. I also bought a couple of bargain skeins. The fixtures in the store (wooden shelving, counters) were so old fashioned and charming, though not welcoming for petting the yarn. There was a great selection of Noro, Habu, and other really nice yarns I can't quite remember now. There were lots of things for crafters of other sorts (quilting, enbroidering, sewing generally, ribbons and notions, etc) but that's not my thing so I didn't notice much beyond the charming displays. This was one of my favorite yarn-stops in Paris.


by ann on Tuesday, Jun 15 2010 at 07:53AM UTC

I went out of my way to visit this shop after seeing it mentioned so often on various blogs etc - and found the sales assistant totally unhelpful, and almost rude. I tried to strike up a conversation, but despite being the only person in the shop she certainly wasn't interested. There is no access to the wool, the place is tiny - I would certainly not go back !


by theporro on Friday, Jun 17 2011 at 11:17AM UTC

Nice small shop. My dother speaks french and we got plenty of assistance in both french and english while visiting there on April 2011. The lady was serving two french women but still had the time to answer our questions in between while she overheard them. The prices vere ok, and I found things that I needed (some new needles and few skeins of yarn)


by Msbimbamboum on Wednesday, Sep 07 2011 at 01:52PM UTC

Le Comptoir is the tiny little shop near the subway station "Cadet". The service is generally not good (it depends on the days), every time you ask to see a yarn, you seem to annoid the lady so you're not feeling very confortable.
It's a litlle bit like been in a candy shop but no having the right to touch!!! Frustrating isn't it?
But if you know exactly what you need, you can go make a quick purchase, they've got Rowan, Habbu textiles, and other nice stuff.


by Cathy on Wednesday, Nov 09 2011 at 04:49PM UTC

I've only visited one yarn shop in France, in St Raphael. I was SO excited to find an Anny Blatt shop as we don't see much of it in Australia. BUT the assistant wouldn't let me touch anything.

How ridiculous. I'm not going to buy yarn without touching it (a) for feel against my skin and (b) to see how it is going to behave. How will it drape, that sort of thing. Touching it is how you tell.

In the end, I walked out without buying anything, spent 1000Euros at the nice friendly clothes shop next door and I really wanted to walk back into the yarn shop just to explain to her that this was the money I might have spent at her place if she had behaved appropriately.

I'm nervous that is going to happen when I go to Paris in a few weeks' time as well!

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