L'Ile de France
Drop by this downtown Nantucket shop to see why it calls itself “The French General Store.” Since 1996, L'Ile de France has been importing directly from its eponymous country. Shelves are lined with housewares and kitchen goods, such as Christian Pineau wicker baskets and hand-painted lamps from Quimper—as well as Quimper's Cornouaille-patterned table settings. The stock also includes home decorations like a santon (a range of Nativity figurines that are both molded from clay and painted by hand) and personal accessories, including leather shoulder bags by Raphaël Mamet.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.