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 true Parisian lifestyle. You will see smiles on every corner, terraces full of people and one-of-a-kind shops (from big French brands to independent fashion designers and creators).
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. One of the most famous shopping store, it is massive as it covers an entire corner of an intersection in Le Marais! 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 to suit all tastes. The mall offers shoppers furniture, jewelery, fashion, household products and children’s wear products. It is top of the list because of the amazing selection of top Parisian fashion brands. You can find the likes of The Kooples, Sandro, Maje, Boulanger Paris, and international brands such as Marc Jacobs, among many others.
bhv marais – Le BHV Marais, 52 Rue de Rivoli
2. Trendy concept store: Merci
Merci is considered the most trendy concept and fashion shop. Why? It has an incredible variety of unique goods from interior design to fashion. Stocked with 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 if you like trendy and designer items.
Also, if you are tired of window-shopping, you can hang out at the Book Store Café. It is the most charming place serving coffee and books with its unique decoration and the friendliest staff. This place is definitely a must in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais!
merci – 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
3. Rock Chic & Edgy: Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire got its name inspired by the novel “Zadig ou la Destinée” written by Voltaire, one of the Lumières philosophers.
This store is for the chic and cool with a certain je ne sais quoi. It also has a timeless style, and is very well-known for its cashmere sweater, its 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”. Wild, free and rock-fueled wardrobe from Zadig & Voltaire will put you in a good mood!
Zadig & Voltaire – Zadig & Voltaire, 42 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
4. Born out of a sisterhood: Maje
Maje was created in 1999, and since then it offers women classy and comfortable outfits. It is impossible to leave empty-handed from Maje.
From revisited chic basics to colorful and cheerful dresses and skirts, any lady will find what they desire at this place. It is one of the ultimate brand of Parisian women. So if you want to feel like a Parisian, then dressing the part is one part of the lifestyle. And Maje fully deserves its rank in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais to check out! What’s more, Maje has a number of other branches so you’re in luck if you’re nearby.
maje – 22 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
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. It captures the quintessential French sartorial style – straight leg jeans, flats, statement bags.
Whether you’re in a stroll on the many bridges of Paris or partying it up at night on the banks of the river Seine, Sandro’s sophisticated looks will make an impact on your fashion! Sandro designs clothing lines set apart from other brands and perfectly illustrates the Parisian women lifestyle.
sandro – 47 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
6. The store dedicated to the ladies: Wolford Boutique Paris
Wolford deserves to be mentioned here given that it offers high end hosiery & lingerie, something that swimsuits, shapewear, vegan leather items and much more!
What’s more is that they’ve done collaborations with Addidas, Alberta Ferritti, Amina Muaddi and others. Edgy slit dresses, athleisure sweatpants or shirts and much more can be found at this clean and sophisticatedly decorated store! Lately they’ve also added men’s wear to their collections so you can find socks, underwear for men too!
wolford marais – 36 Rue Vieille du Temple
7. For the more adventurous: Antoine & Lili
This is a unique store. I can guarantee you will never find a store this special given its pink colour atmosphere.
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. In 1998, the stores were opened. And even though it already has been some years, their unique style remains the same. Their creations are the most colorful and original you will ever see – unique collections inspired by lands far away trop coloré!
Antoine & Lili – 51 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
8. Preloved Designer: Closet 2 Closet
If you love designer handbags, shoes and goods on a steal, then this is the place to venture out to in Marais. Closet 2 Closet sells “preloved” i.e. second hand items at a reasonable prices when compared to brand new items!
They have a long list of good from amazing French designers such as Alaia, Chloé, Balmain, Jacquemus, Lanvin, and others. For instance, you can find boots for less than 100 euros or Prada or Hermes shoes for less than 150 euros! And who knows maybe you can grab an amazing piece of French design at a steal!
Closet 2 Closet – 6 Rue Debelleyme
9. For Watch & Jewelry lovers: Galeries Lafayette – Royal Quartz Paris
If you’re someone who is into classy watches at premium prices, then this is where you should be headed. The shop is located on a lively street opposites cute bistros! If you’re into luxury watches or just want to find a gift for your loved ones, then Galleries Lafayette Royal Quartz is a true leader in fine watchmaking and jewelry.
Already known internationally as an ambassador of French lifestyle and fashion, Galleries Lafayette has opened up this concept shop focusing just on watchmaking and has now extending its offer to fine jewelry – dubbing it “relaxed luxury”. It boldly mixes, simplicity and elegance, noble and innovative materials, Parisian chic and contemporary minimalism, artistic craftsmanship and design in a chic and dynamic space.
royal quartz paris – 11 Rue des Archives
10. More than a store, a time travel: Kiloshop
Our cool list of fashion shops in Le Marais would be worthless if at least one vintage thirft store would not be mentioned. Not far from BVH, you’ll find this crazy cool clothing store. Kiloshop has been chosen because there is a great variety of items from all decades at this shopping haven. They sell everything from hats to shoes, and the prices are reasonably affordable in the city that has fashion legends like Chanel and Hermes!
The funniest part is that the second-hand clothes and accessories are sold by weight. Yes, you heard that right! Kilos! It certainly makes the experience more interesting. If you have some time, you should definitely spend it hunting that special jacket from the 90s at Kiloshop.
kiloshop – 69 rue de la Verrerie
Bonus store: Streetwear at Citadium Beaubourg
A few steps from the Centre Pompidou, you will find the Citadium. Located at 33 Rue Quincampoix, this store is super cool with a great variety of streetwear brands. You will get to shop the trendiest sneakers, caps, backpacks, among many other items. I have to tell you that the store is mostly reserved for men and menswear clothing. So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your father, lover or male relative, I’m sure you will find it here!
There is another one near the Galeries Lafayette that is even bigger and has an even greater variety of collections and brands. The four storeys Citadium offers all kinds of products, for both men and women. Plus, you also get to enjoy a few activities, such as foosball, photo booth, and other events like nail art workshops, for instance.
To get there, take the metro line 3 or 9 and get down at Havre – Caumartin train station. Walk the Rue Caumartin, cross the Rue de Provence and find yourself there.
citadium – 33 Rue Quinampoix
Bonus: For picking a unique outfit: The Kooples
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There are several The Kooples stores around Paris, but my favorite is the one that is located at 19 Rue des Archives in the Marais neighborhood. At the intersection of the store, you’ll find a rainbow painted pedestrian crossing! The Kooples is not known for cheap fashion so for you to have an idea of prices, a dress can go from 300 euros to 700 euros. It all depends on the length, the fabric, the print, and so on.
Their collections are amazing! And if you have a special event to go to, you will find an amazing outfit here for sure. From men tuxedos to wrap flowery dresses, everyone gets to find the perfect look that will highlight your best assets. The staff of this store is very friendly and helpful. They will make sure you feel good and are comfortable. If your size is missing, they can get it from another store. If needed, they will even make slight modifications to your goods to ensure that it fits you properly.
Velvet blazers, silk blouses in unique patterns, leopard printed trousers are only a few examples of the stunning fashion items you can get at this store. If you want to look classy, elegant but trendy and different from the usual, it is just the fashion boutique for you! It is quite expensive, but if you can afford it, then shop here because the objective is to present items that would look good both on men and women. The image of the brand is a stylish couple!
Apart from the stores mentioned in our top ten fashion stores in Le Marais, I can still suggest stores like: 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 is a fashionista’s dream come true.
At the end of the day, you will dress and feel like a Parisian with a 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. 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 the 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!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that it has inspired you for your next shopping spree in Paris! Feel free to get in touch with us if you need further information about anything. See you soon!
Updated in July 2022 by Farah
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