Paris-Pas-Cher: Art Supplies That Don't Cost Seven Kidneys

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One of the most frustrating aspects of being an artist is not being able to afford the materials you need.

Today, Paris-Pas-Cher is giving you some of the best addresses to get supplies in Paris!

FINE ARTS + SCULPTURE SUPPLIES

PASSAGE CLOUTÉ
5-7 rue des Boulets, 75011.
Excellent general art supplies store, offering a large variety of materials (such as canvas and stretchers, inks and paper) at very reasonable prices. Present student ID for a discount.

BHV
36 rue de la Verrerie, 75004.
Centrally located with multiple floors of supplies. Apply for a BHV loyalty card (at no cost) because for every euro spent, you accumulate points to receive discounts and cash allowance!

GRAPHIGRO
157-159 rue Lecourbe, 75015.
207 boulevard Voltaire 75011.
A great art shop with two locations, Graphigro sells a range of sketchbooks and supplies but not many large canvas sizes.

ROUGIER ET PLÉ
13-15 bd des Filles du Calvaire, 75003.
Part of the Graphigro chain, a multifloor art store with a 10% discount for art students.

LAVRUT
52 passage Choiseul, 75002.
Students receive a 15% discount through a PCA partnership.

MARIN BEAUX ARTS
70 avenue Gabriel Péri 94110, Arcueil.
Large art supplies store located just outside of Paris. Everything here is MUCH cheaper than in central Paris. Pro tip: An order of at least 150 euros qualifies you for FREE DELIVERY within central Paris. Team up with your classmates and bulk order straight to PCA!

SENELLIER
3 Quai Voltaire, 75007.
Oldest art supply store in Paris. Although on the expensive side, it is a good place to buy special items or souvenirs. Worth a visit to this historical shop because PCA students get a 20% discount.

ESPRIT COMPOSITE
22 rue Gassendi, 75014.
Great store for buying sculpture supplies. Find ample and even a quirky variety, from glass resin, silicone, wood, and plastics
to glass eyeballs and molds for dolls.

WEBER METAUX
9 rue de Poitou, 75003.
66 rue de Turenne 75003.
Metals and plastic supply stores – good for sculpture materials, and equipment for 3D classes.

SEWING + TEXTILE SUPPLIES

DREYFUS / MARCHÉ SAINT-PIERRE
2 rue Charles Nodier, 75018.
Choose from a large selection and have an attendant cut it, then purchase any fabric before going to the next floor. They also have temporary offers from time to time you can keep track on on their website.

SACRÉS COUPONS
4 rue d’Orsel, 75018.
One of several shops on rue d’Orsel selling pre-cut fabrics. Reasonable prices on leftover high-quality fabrics.

SHOP-TEXT PONSARD
7 boulevard du Temple, 75003.
The go-to place for fabric painting and surface treatment supplies. Shop-Text will also finish treated fabrics.

SOCOLATEX
12 rue du Bourg L’Abbé, 75003.
Here you can find muslin, among other sewing and helpful textile supplies.

GUICHARD CIE.
7 rue Debelleyme, 75003.
This store is known for leather and skins.

TOUT À LOISIRS
50 rue des Archives, 75004.
A hobby shop with handicraft materials such as beads, pearls, and sequins.

BOUCHARA
1 rue la Fayette, 75009.
There are three levels of fabric and other sewing supplies.

MOKUBA
18 rue Montmartre, 75001.
Check out their selection of ribbons.

HARDWARE

LEROY MERLIN
52 Rue rambuteau, 75004.

52 Blvd Victor Hugo 93400, Saint Ouen.

CASTORAMA
11 Blvd de Grenelle, 75015.

1-3 Rue Caulaincourt, 75017.

9-11 cours de Vincennes, 75020.

ZOLA COLOR
64-70 Av Emile Zola, 75015.

BRICOROUX
34 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010.

Art students often get discounts in these stores, don’t hesitate to show your student ID, you might get 15% if you smile a lot.