If you have a sudden impulse to shop but you don’t know where to go, you should read our top 5 places to shop in Paris. As Paris is the capital of fashion, (and also the capital of love, so if you love shopping, it works too), you will find what you need in our list!
Number 5 of the top 5 places to shop in Paris: La Défense
La Défense is in Nanterre, you can go there with the RER A, it’s a big and modern mall, but its shops are, for most of them, international such as Zara, H&M, Uniqlo. You can find pretty much anything there: books, clothes, food. It’s very similar to big American malls.
Number 4 of the top 5 places to shop in Paris: BHV
The BHV is a mall next to the Hôtel de ville, you can go there by the bus or the metro “hôtel de ville”. The BHV is separated in three parts, one is dedicated to animals (yes, you read that, a place with little coats for your dog!); the other one is dedicated to men, and the last one, the bigest one, is for women, make up, perfume, accessorizes, house, decorations, etc. Pretty much for everything (except animals and men…)
It has a very large choice of brands for any prices, and you can eat at the last floor of the building (which provides you a nice point of view of Paris if you can seat next to the windows!) Moreover it is very well situated in the Marais.
Le BHV Marais
64 Rue de Rivoli
Number 3 of the top 5 places to shop in Paris: Le Marais
It is not a mall, but this part of Paris really deserves its place in the top 5 places to shop in Paris. In the little streets of the Marais you’ll find shops of big French brands, but also creators’ shops, it’s the trendiest place of Paris.
Number 2 of the top 5 places to shop in Paris: Les Champs Elysées
The world-famous street les champs Elysées had to be on this top 5 of places to shop in Paris, you can find there plenty of great shops from luxury to affordable!
Number 1 of the top 5 places to shop in Paris: Galeries Lafayette
The Wolrd famous Galeries Lafayettes are obviously part of this top 5 places to shop in Paris. Dedicated to fashion (and a little bit to food) and famous for its amazing windows and Christmas tree during Christmas, you can find two of these malls in Paris, one on Boulevard Haussmann, and the second one next to Gare Montparnasse, the most impressive is the one on Haussmann.
40, Bd Haussmann