Top 7 places to do shopping in Paris
Where to go shopping in Paris ? Paris, the French Capital is also worldwidely known for the different places where you can go shopping ! Shopping in Paris is also an opportunity for everyone to visit the city while spending time discovering new fashion brands, clothes, accessories or shoes, anything you’ll be looking for.
It is possible to buy French cheese, chocolate, patisseries, luxury and many more things. Here are some of the greatest places where shopping is more than pleasant.
The Galleries Lafayette
The Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann have since been created in 1894 a true Parisian icon of fashion and a must visit place of the capital.
This famous big shop is easy to access with the multiple stations around: Metro Chaussée d’Antin, La Fayette and Havre – Caumartin and the RER A at Auber’s station.
More than 3500 brands all in one huge shopping place are waiting for you. There are many famous brands such as Dior, Chanel, TopShop, Armani, Estee Lauder, Eden, Kenzo and smaller brands, less famous which gain to be known !
Bags, food, beauty, kids and many more themes, chosen for 120 years by uncontested specialists in fashion and event trade compose the biggest shopping range, from the accessible to the premium.
In the same district are two other big luxury shops named Printemps and Le Bon Marché.
The Marais District
The Marais is not only a touristic district. It is also the nest of the new Parisian trends and the cradle of famous fashionistas ! It is this district who gives to the City of Light its Avant-garde reputation. Most of the fashion-designer boutique are open even on Sundays (when it isn’t elsewhere in Paris.) You will walk across a lot of different types of shops : beauty, fashion, gourmets’, etc. There are luxury shops and also fripperies where you can buy a lot for cheap. Every season, several parades of Paris Fashion Week are organized in the Marais. In the same District is the George Pompidou’s centre where you can go and visit some of the prettiest expositions – or even go to the library if you need to work. You will see the very special architecture of George Pompidou’s centre that you wouldn’t want to miss. If you go there, don’t forget to taste the famous Falafels in the Rue des Rosiers
Luxury shopping on the Champs Elysées
Considered like one of the most famous and prettiest street of the French capital, the Champs-Elysées is also named by “the prettiest avenue in the world”. On its 1 910m long, you can shop and eat all the way down and up (on both sides of the road). On one end you will have the Place de la Concorde with the famous Obélisque and on the other and you will have de mystic Arc de Triomphe that you must see during your trip in Paris. Some of the shops are opened 7 day a week. There are multiples shops for every budget: H&M, Zara, Abercrombie & Fitch, Sephora, the famous Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Longchamps, Lancel and a lot more. But you will also find other types of shops such as Nike Factory, Renault, Mercedes Benz, and Disney Store. You will for sure find what you are looking for !
One of the most popular: Châtelet les Halles / Rue de Rivoli
Châtelet les Halles is a huge shopping mall where you will walk across a very wide range of shops. There are shops for anything and everything : beauty, accessories, fashion, multimedia, home, games, sports and outdoors. Recently renewed, it offers a great cultural center too !
Go outside this shopping mall, walk for less than 5 minutes and you will be standing on Rue de Rivoli where you will also be able to shop all the way up and down the street. Once again, you will have the pleasure to see that there are multiple kinds of shops. And, if you’re hungry you can either grab a sandwich or go and eat in a restaurant such as Le Paradis du Fruit for example.
Shopping outlet : La Vallée Village
Located next to the famous Disneyland Paris, the Vallée Village is the paradise of fashion professionals !
It looks like a kind of small town with only outlets shops. You will have a multiple choice of famous brands shops such as Dolce & Gabana, Ralph Lauren, and UGG… You can buy luxury items for small prices. Plus it opens everyday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and to 8:00pm on Saturdays.
Beaugrenelle & rue de Passy
Based in the 15th district of Paris, this big shopping center opens everyday from 10:00am to 8:30pm, from monday to saturday and 11:00am to 7:00pm on sunday. Not far from the Eiffel Tower, have a break from all your visits by going there !
Go across the bridge and walk for about 10 minutes, you will reach the Rue de Passy. A street where the biggest brand such as Gap, H&M, Lacoste and a lot more meet with smaller shops. Then grab a coffee at the Nespresso Store !
So, in only these two areas you will for sure leave with a lot of bags. Take the time to stop at the covered market of Passy and Passy Plaza.
Flea market – Saint-Ouen
The Flea Market of Saint-Ouen in Paris as become one of the most beautiful granary worldwide speaking, with its 9 hectares’ territory, 1 markets, 2000 merchants and over 2 million visitors per year. Dive into in this unique atmosphere and culture full of history and different types items that you can buy or actors you can go to: second-hand dealers, artists, restaurateurs, antique dealers and more.