HOME > Chowhound > France >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Store in Paris that sells Cuprinox on a Sunday? [Moved from Cookware Board]

m
mattmark Jul 19, 2009 12:54 AM

Hi folks,

Unfortunately, the day we're passing through Paris, E. Dehillerin is closed. Any suggestions for alternative stores? I know that there'll probably be slim pickings on a Sunday.

Thanks,

Matt

  1. John Talbott Oct 7, 2009 01:36 PM

    You'll remember the old joke of which the punchline is "Doc says you're going to die."
    Follow the above or go to Ebay.

    1. g
      Greg in Chicago Jul 21, 2009 06:42 AM

      Matt-

      Just a couple of thoughts. The concierge or manager at your hotel may have a suggestion. It's not likely that any store, anywhere, will have the inventory of Cuprinox that Dehillerin has. If you know which piece you'd like, you can go to www.e-dehillerin.fr and Email them and ask if they can help you.

      6 years ago, I bought the 5 liter Cuprinox saute pan (without lid) from the Mauviel factory in Normandy by mail, but the mail-order service was discontinued.

      Currently, Dehillerin is selling that pan for 156.60 Euros, or roughly $220 US (VAT is not included). Sur La Table, by comparison, sells it for $590 US (that includes a copper lid). Even with a gratuity for the concierge, and maybe a delivery charge to your hotel, the saving is monumental, and, as you surely know, Cuprinox pieces are something to treasure.

      There's a way to do this, if you try. Also, Dehillerin will ship to your home, but I looked into that. The shipping fees, for some reason, are very burdensome, and consume most or all of the saving. Best of luck, you'll love the Cuprinox.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Greg in Chicago
        o
        Oakglen Jul 21, 2009 07:12 AM

        Dehillerin has shipped us several pans; the handling and shipping expenses roughly doubled the cost. Still, it made sense vs US retail pricing.

        1. re: Greg in Chicago
          m
          mattmark Oct 7, 2009 08:20 AM

          Hi Greg,

          a long time in replying, but thanks - we only had one day in paris and left the next morning. i'm getting everything shipped overseas (almost had a friend bring them back for us, but he was too busy at the time). Still a steal vs local pricing =)

          matt

        2. k
          knet Jul 19, 2009 06:28 PM

          Not much shopping in Paris on a SUnday but if you are staying overnight at least, and know what piece you want to buy you may well be able to purchase by phone or internet and have it delivered and waiting at your hotel when you arrive. I did that once - can't really say how many places will offer that but worth an e mail if you have time before your trip.

          Show Hidden Posts