Here’s a department store that even men will love. Sure, it has acres of clothes and perfumes, but it’s mostly known for what it has in its basement: hardware, electronics, gadgets, and other items for bricoleurs (do-it-yourselfers) of all nationalities. There are also terrific kitchen, hobby, and decoration sections upstairs. The practical side of this store spawned several ministores, all on streets surrounding the mother ship. There’s BHV L’Homme (36 rue de la Verrerie) for men’s clothing, BHV Solex (40 rue de la Verrerie) for electric bikes, and BHV La Niche (42 rue de la Verrerie) for pets.
- Margie Rynn