The Best Shopping Malls in Paris


 

The city of light, love and great shopping, Paris is one of the world’s fashion capitals. And for good reason. Parisians have a knack for dressing well, and always seem to be ahead of the trends; or creating their own more often than not. Most people associate shopping in Paris with designer boutiques and exorbitant luxury brands pieces. But little known as they may be, the city’s malls mix high and low end, and stock a little but of everything in between. Here’s a local guide to the best malls in Paris.

Forum des Halles – Westfield Shopping Mall in Paris

Photo courtesy of Westfield.fr – Sourced from their website

The Forum des Halles is a huge shopping mall right in the center of Paris’ first arrondissement. And it’s connected to one of the city’s biggest and most important metro stations, Chatelet/Les Halles. This location makes the shopping mall easy and convenient to get to no matter where in Paris you are.

This mall has recently been torn down and completely renovated, much to the dismay of some Parisians. While others were happy to see a nice central shopping mall pop up in the city. Forum des Halles is spread out across four underground floors. You’ll find a bit of everything here; men’s and women’s apparel, kid’s clothes and toys, home accessories, electronics and even appliances. There’s also a huge cinema, a multi-level supermarket and a fitness center.

Since it’s right in the city center, this mall is especially busy during the annual sale periods in Paris (there’s one in June and one in January), but whenever you go, beware of pickpockets!

forum des halles – 101 Porte, Rue Berger, 75001 Paris
metro station: chatelet/les halles
open monday – saturday 10AM//8:30PM
open sundays 11AM//7PM

Italie Deux

Photo courtesy of Italie Deux – Sourced from their website

Unknown to most visitors, Italie Deux is actually one of the biggest shopping malls in Paris. Tucked away in the mostly residential 13th arrondissement, this mall is perfect if you’re hoping to do your shopping sans the masses in the city center.At Italie Deux you’ll find 130 boutiques spread out across 3 levels; carrying everything from clothes to jewelry to electronics and beauty supplies. There’s a good mixture of high street brands and more spendy options here.

And after your shopping, you can explore an unusual part of the city. The 13th arrondissement walks the line between industrial and residential quarter and is home to Paris’ Chinatown and some of the city’s coolest street art.

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italie deux – 30 Avenue d’Italie, 75013 Paris
metro station: place d’italie open monday – saturday 10AM//8PM
open sundays 11AM//7PM

Beaugrenelle

Photo courtesy of Beuagrenelle – Sourced from their official Instagram

Heading to the southern edge of Paris, you’ll find Beaugrenelle shopping mall in the city’s 15th arrondissement. Beaugrenelle is one of Paris’ more modern shopping malls, and one known for having plenty of shopping and dining options.

Beaugrenelle is a higher end mall, where you’ll find more middle range and some designer shops interspersed with the classic high street brands like Zara and Hollister. This mall has a lot of unique boutiques like a LEGO shop, and even has their very own Galeries Lafayette department store. If you’re hungry or in the mood for a quick snack,t here are dozens of choices available, either for sit down or takeaway. Feel like relaxing in front of a good movie? Well there’s also a cinema complete with an IMAX screen. Talk about the mall that has it all!

beaugrenelle – 12 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris
metro station: charles michels
open monday – saturday 10AM//8:30PM
open sundays 11AM//7PM

Saint-Lazare Shopping Mall

Photo courtesy of Saint-Lazare Shopping Mall – Sourced from their website

You probably know Saint-Lazare for being an important Parisian train station, but did you know there’s also a shopping mall connected to the station? Saint-Lazare shopping mall is one of the best in Paris, if only for simplicity and convenience. Shops open early for morning commuters, and this mall seems to e bustling at all hours of the day. While not a destination of its own right, this is a mall you stop by on your way home from work, or check out while waiting for your SNCF train.

There’s a good mixture of shops spread across three levels, though most are chains and high street brands. There’s also a handful of fast food and takeaway restaurants, and a good sized FNAC; perfect for picking up something to read or watch on the train.

saint-lazare shopping mall – 1 Cour de Rome, 75008 Paris
metro station: saint-lazare
open monday – saturday 7:30AM//8PM
open sundays 10AM//7PM

Carrousel du Louvre

Photo courtesy of Carrousel du Louvre – Soured from their official website

A shopping mall probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Louvre, but one of the best malls in Paris is connected to one of the city’s most famous attractions!

The Carrousel du Louvre is located under one of the famous glass pyramids, and showcases bits of the Louvre through transparent walls. In the shopping area you’ll find a range of boutiques, though the focus here is more on gifts, housewares and jewelry rather than clothes. There are also quite a few food options, from Ladurée macarons to sushi from Soi.

carrousel du louvre – 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
metro station: palais oyal musée du louvre
open monday – saturday 10AM//8PM
open sunday 11AM//7PM

Bonus: La Vallée Village

Photo courtesy of la Vallée Village

 

While not a shopping mall technically in Paris, the Vallée Village is one of the best malls in the entire region. The Vallée Village is an outlet mall dedicated to high end designer brands. There’s just about any boutique you can imagine here, from Ferragamo to Chanel, and Versace to Sandro. Many of the boutiques offer steep discounts, and the selection is hard to beat.

This mall is located in Serris, just a quick hop from Paris. You can choose to drive, take the RER A, or take a shuttle bus from Paris to the mall and back. The entire journey takes under an hour, and is pretty comfortable, too.

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