The best cosmetic stores in Paris


Updated by Vanessa M in September 2023.

In addition to having arguably some of the best cuisine, architecture and in the world, Paris has long been the world’s most respected producer of perfume and cosmetics. But where can you find the best cosmetic stores in Paris? I’ve put together this little guide with my favorite addresses to shop beauty and skincare in the city. I hope it will be helpful for you!

Paris is known for its super chic citizens with that simple je ne sais quoi allure. Of course this Parisian look is obtained with the help of some exceptional beauty products. But Paris is a huge city and it can be hard to find just what you need, especially if you don’t know where to look. Luckily, there’s all the addresses of the best cosmetic stores in Paris in this article. Keep reading to find your new favorite beauty stop!

Galeries Lafayette

Most people know Galeries Lafayette for being an upscale department store with an amazing view. But it’s so much more than that! Aside from their impressive clothing selection Galeries Lafayette has one of the largest arrays of cosmetics and perfume that I have ever seen. Walk into their famous ground floor atrium and you won’t be dissapointed. Ornate golden fixtures adorn the traditional Parisian architecture to create the ultimate shopping location. Surrounding you on the ground floor are stands from nearly every cosmetic or skincare brand you can imagine. From Tom Ford to Nuxe, there’s something for everyone (and every budget). The only downside to this store is it’s extremely popular, and can often become crowded. I would recommend arriving early in the morning or on weekday early afternoons in order to avoid the huge crowds!

And as an added bonus, the store is also home to an incredible rooftop terrasse, a gourmet deli/grocery store and several in-store restaurants. Don’t hesitate to stop in for a coffee or snack after your shopping trip!

40 boulevard Haussmann – 75009


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Probably the most well-known and international chain making our list is Sephora. The beauty giant has become hugely popular in France and around the world, due to their simple concept and vast product catalogue. At Sephora, you’ll find everything from the hottest trends in K-beauty to some of the oldest and most respected French brands like Guerlain, plus a little bit of everything in between. Now there are several Sephora locations around the city, but the Champs-Elysées location is by far one of the best cosmetic stores in Paris. This is Sephora’s largest location in Paris, plus it’s easy to stop in after visiting the nearby Arc de Triomphe!

70-72 avenue des champs-elysées 75008

Oh My Cream!

On to the next place on my list of the best cosmetics stores in Paris; Oh My Cream! As the name suggests, this little boutique is all about cosmetics and skincare. Founded in 2013 by parisienne Juliette Levy,  the store focuses on sourcing cleaner, more responsible cosmetics. I love their ethical approach to beauty products and their great collection of brands. If you’re looking for something natural, chances are you can find it here.  In addition to having their own line of skincare products (cleansers, serums, anti-age creams, etc.) this bright little boutique also carries plenty of products from international brands such as Dermalogica, Ren, Nuori, John Master’s Organics and more.  The staff here were some of the most helpful and knowledgeable I have come across. They can suggest products for every type of complexion and are happy to answer any questions you have about cosmetics. There are several locations across Paris, so there’s bound to be a boutique not far from you.

oh my cream! – 6 rue de tournon 75006

Le Bon Marché

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Ahh the Bon Marché, it’s hard to imagine something you can’t find at this luxurious department store. Opened in 1838, the Bon Marché has become a true Parisian institution over the years, and it’s not hard to see why. Behind the beautiful Haussmannien façades on the posh Rue de Sèvres lies an exceptional array of clothes, shoes, housewares and of course, beauty products.

Their selection alone makes the Bon Marché one of the best cosmetics stores in Paris! Step into their giant beauty section on the ground floor, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Here you can find anything from small brands to some of the most luxurious labels, some of which also offer items exclusively at the Bon Marché. But if you’re looking for hair products or perfume, not to worry! There’s an amazing selection of perfumes/colognes and even a special section dedicated to hair care (on the second floor).

le bon marché rive gauche – 24 rue de sevrès 75007


Believe it or not, one of the best cosmetic stores in Paris is your local pharmacy! In the city, pharmacies are very common and can be found on nearly every street corner. In France, a pharmacy is much more than the place where you pick up your prescriptions, they also have an incredible selection of beauty and skincare products. French brands like Caudalie, Bioderma and La Roche-Posay are mainstays, but you can also find independent brands and Parisian cult favorites like Embryolisse. Not sure what you’re looking for? Just ask the pharmacists! In addition to being knowledgeable about prescriptions, they can also advise you about which beauty products are right for your skin, etc.

Citypharma in the 6th arrondissement is my go-to pharmacy in Paris because they have such a huge selection, and prices are significantly lower than other locations I’ve tried. Plus, the staff are friendly and most of them speak English too. Stop in and see for yourself!

Citypharma – 26 rue du four 75006

Printemps Haussmann

Printemps, located in the Opéra Garnier neighborhood, has become one of the ultimate shopping references during the previous 150 years. The department store brings together luxury, homeware, fashion, the world’s largest beauty department, a space dedicated to circular fashion on the 7th floor under the splendid Binet dome, an entire floor dedicated to shoes, and a food section that includes some of the biggest names in fine produce and gastronomy.

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The selection is extensive. Hundreds of premium labels, from the biggest names to the newest, in-the-know designers, can be found across its three locations on Boulevard Haussmann. Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent Paris, Hermès, Jérome Dreyfuss, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, and Erès are among the labels. Each area, from fashion to beauty, wedding lists, lingerie, accessories, fragrances, and home decor, features a carefully curated mix of current and future trends.

64 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France

By Terry

By Terry has been shaking up the cosmetic world since 1998, and is known for crafting exquisite, high-quality products that we find ourselves yearning for time and again. Every product, from the nourishing Baume de Rose collection to the thirst-quenching Hyaluronic-Hydra line, is made with a unique blend of skin-loving components.

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Terry de Gunzberg, an industry pioneer, developed the pioneering beauty brand. Terry, a former YSL Beauté International Makeup Designer for 15 years, channeled her exceptional experience with the introduction of By Terry, a line of no-nonsense, personalized cosmetics.

The company is widely recognized for its ‘barely-there’ approach to beauty, helping you to achieve a beautiful, natural-looking complexion regardless of skin type. By Terry has been a cult favorite in the beauty business over the years, which is not unexpected given how indulgent, ageless, and absolutely addicting it is.

21 Gal Véro-Dodat, 75001 Paris, France

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian was founded in 2009 by Francis Kurkdjian, a renowned fragrance with a long list of notable creations, and Marc Chaya, a former Ernst & Young associate. The founding partnership used their complimentary talents to create a new realm of free expression in contemporary scents that are sensual, generous, and multi-faceted, with the perfume as the natural hero.

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The outstanding creative talent of perfumer Francis Kurkdjian characterizes the distinct essence of his eponymous house. This personality embodies codes that are as attractive as they are precise: purity, sophistication, timelessness, and the daring of rebuilt classicism.

9 rue du Mont Thabor Paris 75001. France

Kiko Milano

Kiko Milano, founded in 1997 in Italy, has transformed established cosmetic standards around the world. With over 770 storefronts in 15 countries and an online presence in 35 countries, this Italian company offers a selection of over 1400 high-quality products, including make-up, beauty accessories, and cutting-edge skincare.

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KIKO is inextricably linked to the spirit and traditions of Milan, a city with international renown for art, fashion, and design, and sees important trends of the day and makes them accessible to all women. It has mastered the skill of fusing the Italian DNA’s quality and inventiveness with global and international ideas and inspiration.

With a limitless assortment of hues, tones, and textures to fulfill every professional and individual make-up requirement, KIKO has conquered the most demanding beauty addicts with its unique approach.

Bd de Vaugirard 17,Gare Montparnasse Paris 75015


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Nocibé firm, a multi-brand perfume boutique, has 12 locations in Paris selling the most popular perfume and cosmetic brands. Beauty salons, Clarins care products, pharmacies, and ‘organic sections’ are accessible in some stores, such as the one on Avenue du Maine. Each shop is customer-friendly and offers a wide range of products, and their loyalty program allows you to take advantage of discounts and deals in Nocibé stores around France.

92 avenue du Maine – 75014 Paris

BHV Marais

The BHV is Parisians’ favorite bazaar, located in the center of the capital, across from the Hôtel de Ville, in the historic Marais area. With its pop-up boutiques exclusive fashion labels, home repair courses, and gourmet treats, the BHV never ceases to revolutionize the concept of retail as well as the department store itself.

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The store serves as a reference point for creative types and visitors looking for ideas or trends in fashion or design. The BHV is sure to have items that you won’t find anywhere else, whether on the ground floor’s 1,000m2 beauty and cosmetics department, the two-floor fashion department, the four-floor homeware department, or the third floor devoted to culinary arts and fine food products. The Men’s BHV Marais, located a few feet away from its historic store on Rue de la Verrerie, devotes all 5 floors to men’s clothes.

52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France

MAC Cosmetics Boutique

The MAC Cosmetics Paris Le Marais store debuts with a color and material palette. MAC has approximately thirty outlets in France and is present in over 900 points of sale worldwide. Every lady embodies the revolutionary spirit of MAC, which meets the needs of professional makeup artists in film studios, fashion shows, and so on.

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The atmosphere is elegant and chic, with oak furniture, black displays, and bay windows. MAC Cosmetics caters to all of your wishes whether they are glamorous or sensual. There are additional kits and brushes available in the store.

32 rue de Sévigné 75004 Paris

Chanel Beauty Boutique

Chanel established its first boutique dedicated to the brand’s beauty items, right in the heart of the Champs-Elysées, after opening a pop-up beauty store. The store has a beauty consultation station as well as some brand-new, exclusive products.

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Each of the three parts has a distinct aesthetic identity and offers beauty advice customized to the label’s customers. The first area has a make-up studio with all of Chanel’s makeup ranges. The section’s prominent color is pink, and visitors may receive personalized cosmetic advice from Chanel’s make-up professionals.

52 avenue des Champs-Élysées. 75008 Paris

L’Occitane en Provence

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Olivier Baussan founded L’Occitane En Provence in Monosque, France, in 1976. Baussan channeled his passion for nature’s most valuable treasures by launching a cosmetics brand based on essential oils and natural components. All skincare, body care, and scents for both men and women are developed and made in Provence using natural ingredients. Their modest store not only transports you to Provence but also provides you with better-looking skin and the best body care!

26, rue Vavin, 75006 Paris, France

Laura Mercier Boutique

Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a pioneer of ” Flawless Face,” inspires people to accentuate their unique beauty attributes by providing products, techniques, and the confidence to exhibit their most aggressive face. Laura Mercier Cosmetics was founded in 1996 by Laura Mercier and it has been 27 years since her innovative ideas transformed the world of cosmetics.

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Laura has created iconic products that have become true makeup bestsellers, such as the Translucent Loose Setting Powder, which won the Allure “Best of Beauty” award, or the Tinted Moisturizer tinted moisturizing primer, which has also won numerous awards, as well as the famous Caviar Stick Eye Color eyeshadow pencil and many other wonders.

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24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France

All of the places I mentioned above are tried and true favorites in terms of selection, service and price. And you already know that Paris is home to some of the most highly-regarded cosmetic brands in the world, so what better place to stock up on your favorite products? Now that you know the best cosmetic stores in Paris, it’s time to start shopping!

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about anything! We love to hear from you.

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