Top 10 fashion stores in Le Marais
Le Marais is definitely the most fun and joyous neighborhood of Paris. As you walk through the streets, you will experience the true Parisian lifestyle, you will see smiles on every corner, terraces full of people, one-of-a-kind shops (from big French brands to creators), so Le Marais is a must-go place if you want to feel and shop like a Parisian. Your fashion tastes will never be the same. Here’s our list of the top 10 fashion stores in Le Marais.
1.) The Central Department Store: Le BHV Marais
Le BHV Marais is one of the oldest department store of Paris. Also one of the most famous. Created in 1856, it is one of the favorite shops of local Parisians. It is divided into three parts: one for our pets, one for men and one for women. It is a unique mall where you will be able to find goods that suit all tastes. The mall heave with furniture, jewelry, fashion, household products, childrens-wear. It is top of the list because of the amazing selection of top Parisian fashion brands like the Kooples, Sandro, Maje, Marc Jacobs.
2.) The most trendy concept store: Merci
Merci is considered the most trendy concept store. Why? It has an incredible variety of unique goods from interior design to fashion, and a great selection of French brands like April77, Delphine Delafon, Jérome Dreyfuss, Aesop and Isabel Marant, the new French designer that is conquering the world of fashion. It is the place you want to go to if you like trendy and designer items.
Also, if you are tired of window-shopping you can hang out at the Book Store Café that is the most charming place, with its unique decoration and the friendliest staff. This place is definitely a must in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais.
3.) Charisma, modernity and courage combined: Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire got its name inspired by the novel “Zadig ou la Destinée” written by Voltaire, one of the Lumières philosophers. It has a timeless style, and is very well-known for its cashmere sweater, the flagship product. Their delicate textiles and casual rocker looks are what makes the brand so special and typical of Parisian fashion. Quoting Voltaire, “the most important decision you make is to be in a good mood”, and I believe shopping at Zadig & Voltaire will put you in a good mood.
4.) Born out of a sisterhood: Maje
Maje was created in 1999, and since then proposes women classy and comfy outfits. It is impossible to leave empty-handed. From revisited chic basics to colorful and cheerful dresses and skirts, any lady will find what they desire. It is one of the ultimate brand of Parisian women and it fully deserves its rank in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais.
5.) The Parisian choice: Sandro
Created in 1984, Sandro is Maje’s big sister. It is where every sophisticated woman shops. Sandro makes a statement in the name of independent women. Sandro designs clothing lines set apart from other brands and perfectly illustrates the Parisian women lifestyle.
6.) The store dedicated to the ladies: Les Petites…
Les Petites… deserves to be mentioned here, because every Parisian women knows this brand and shops there. Its collections are inspired by the 50s and the 60s, but adapted to nowadays. There, one finds simple, relaxed dresses, and fun prints.
7.) For the more adventurous: Antoine & Lili
This is a unique store. I can guarantee you will never find a store this special. Antoine & Lili was born in 1994 in Montmartre: a group of friends used to gather at a workshop, bring and share stories and objects from their trips (from India, Africa, and South America), they used to create their own clothes. As time went by, a desire to share their experiences and creations to the world grew bigger and in 1998, the stores were opened. And even though it already has been some years, their unique style remain, their creations are the most colorful and original you will ever see.
8.) Back to basics: Closed
Keep it simple, keep it classy, this should be their motto. This German brand brings street-wear to a whole new level. They sell top-quality products and timeless basics that live out one’s life. Focused on quality, both men and women need at least one item from the store in their wardrobe.
9.) The fanciest: Karen Millen
Karen Millen is a fashion store dedicated to women with sophisticated taste. It sells upscale, glamorous and modern clothes. If you have a date or a special occasion, you should stop by because I believe you will find a the fanciest dress or jumpsuit that will perfectly combine with the color of your eyes.
10.) More than a store, a time travel: Kiloshop
This top 10 fashion stores in Le Marais would be worthless if at least one vintage store would not be mentioned. Kiloshop has been chosen because there is a great variety of items from all decades, and the funniest part is that the second-hand clothes and accessories are sold by weight, which makes the experience more interesting. If you have some time, you should definitely spend it hunting that special jacket from the 70s at Kiloshop.
Apart from the stores mentioned in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais, I can still suggest stores like: Karen Millen, El Ganso, Comptoir des Cotonniers, American Vintage, ba&sh, and other vintage stores like Free’p’Star, Vintage Bar and many others. In other words, shopping in Paris will be a fulfilled dream.
At the end of the day, you will dress and feel like a Parisian with its unique fashion sense.
And while you are reading us, I take the opportunity to invite you to join our free guided tour of the Marais. Everyday at 2.30 pm we run our Trendy Marais Tour and the meeting point is at #111 boulevard Beaumarchais, outside the fashion store called MERCI.
As you let our friendly guide show you the way, you will get to see many highlights of the neighborhood such as Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, and the Jewish Pletzl. This Marais walking tour also focuses on authentic details such as art galeries and private homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to know Le Marais better than anyone! Join us here!