Best shopping spots in Paris
Here are five of the best shopping spots in Paris
1.) Go to a defile
You can either queue up in front of the building or watch it directly on a big screen. But in any case, you will feel like the best fashionista ever. Parisian defiles are the most famous, expected ones and unforgettable ones thanks to the great trend designers who work for French brands.
2.) Take a walk along the Rue De Rivoli
When you are a true Parisian, you do not go shopping on the Champs Elysees. It is far too touristic and expensive. You should rather go on the Rue de Rivoli, where you can find the same shops and even more with affordable restaurants and cafes compared to the Champs Elysees.
3.) Visit Le Marais
If you do not want to be mainstream, you definitely have to go to Le Marais. Le Marais is the place to be for trendy designers you won’t find anywhere else or even the best second-hand shops in Paris. Those shops are like hidden caves where you can find the most amazing clothes at 1 – 2… 10 or 20€! In order to be guided by a native through the narrow streets of Le Marais, follow the perfect guide during a Parisian Trendy Marais Tour!
4.) Have a look at the biggest Parisian shops
Have a look at the biggest Parisian shops, full of history and beautiful pieces of clothing. The Galeries Lafayettes, the Printemps and Le Bon Marché are three great places in Paris where you can find the best brands all gathered. Enjoy a nice afternoon in those beautiful malls and improve your look.
5.) Try Montmartre
Go to Montmartre and find the most “out of the beaten path shops in Paris” where you will buy the most original pieces of clothing. From the small shops of the narrow streets to the biggest art galleries near the top of the hill, Montmartre is an uncommon and typically Parisian place for shopping. Follow a native who will really be able to show you the way during a free walking tour in Montmartre.
- It depends on the district but some stores are closed on Sunday. Check it before heading yourself to one district or another in order to avoid any disappointment!
- French sales take place both in January/February and in June/July. Don’t miss the opportunity to get great discounts on French brands and French pieces of clothing.
- True Parisians would rather find tiny and unknown shops in Paris than going to great malls, which always are over-crowded.
- Last but not least: Avoid shopping on the Champs Elysees!
Facts about the best shopping spots in Paris
Paris is “La Ville de la Mode”, the City of Fashion. Of course, you could go to Milan, London or New York but there is no other city in the world where you will find such a high concentration of shops, fashionistas, famous brands and designers.
Paris has always inspired artists and gifted people, which is why it is still the place to be for great brands today. Some say “when you’ve conquered the Parisian market, you’ve conquered the world”.
If you want to see the most marvelous shops, the places where Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Gauthier and others have made their first steps as fashion designers, Paris is the place you have always dreamt of!
Rue De Rivoli
I’ve been told Parisian women were far more beautiful, classier and better dressed than any other women in the world. I’ve been to London, Milan, New York and many other fashionable cities and what I can tell you is that this assertion is a little euphemism. French fashion and Parisian way of dressing are unique. Parisian style is complicated, sophisticated, soft, classy, a bit expensive and perfectly unique. Thanks to their style, women – and also men! – always look so trendy. Follow them in the best Parisian fashion spots and you may look the same… one day!Rose
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The shops are usually open between 9.00 am and 7.00 pm. They are mainly closed on Sundays.
1.) Rivoli’s area:
After having shopped a bit, you may want to see something even more inspiring… Hence why not heading yourself to the Louvre, Paris’ most famous museum?
2.) Le Marais neighborhood:
Le Marais is not just a place for fashion. After having had a free walking tour with a native, you will also realize Le Marais is one of the most preserved areas in the entire city thanks to all the beautiful parks and gardens but also mansions you can find.
3.) Montmartre district:
Montmartre is a perfect district to buy the best products. For example, on the Rue des Abbesses, you will find the best wines, the best baguettes in Paris, clothes… But Montmartre is also a way of thinking. It is full of “bobos”, artists, eccentric people who make Montmartre a really interesting and lively place in Paris.
Why it’s worth visiting
- The best brands, the most beautiful pieces of clothing… In Paris, you will shop like no one else and bring back some unique pieces!
- Because the big shops, such as the Galeries Lafayette or Le Bon Marché are beautiful and extremely well kept. They are almost landmarks!