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Interesting shopping venues are everywhere in Paris, ranging from tiny specialty stores to large Shopping Malls. Most stores are open on Sunday in two Paris shopping districts: Champs Elysees and Le Marais. Come to Paris for shopping.

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Fashion shopping in Paris

A few fancy streets specialize in high end fashion with specialty stores of the top brands: Champs Elysees, Rue Saint Honore, Avenue Montaigne, Rue de Sevres.

The well known Paris Department Stores sell the two most famous products from France: fashion and perfume. They are traditional venues for quick and easy shopping. As a cheaper alternative, go to a Paris Shopping Mall.

Paris Shopping Mall near Eiffel Tower

You have litte time in Paris. Combine a visit to the Eiffel Tower and high-end shopping in near-by Beaugrenelle (web site), a trendy and beautiful Shopping Mall. Have lunch there in one of the restaurants (we like Panasia and Noura).

Shopping in Beaugrenelle is attractive: French and international fashion, perfume, watches, pastry shop. Most shoppers are Parisians and there are almost no tourists.

Looking for unique things

Walk in Paris core districts and look around. You find great specialty stores selling things you can only buy in Paris. The Paris shopping arcades are great for that.

A few well known streets specialize in one trade: Rue des Francs Bourgeois in Le Marais combines fashion and decoration. The district around Orsay Museum is the right place for antiques. See Carre Rive Gauche web site. Viaduc des Arts, near Opera Bastille is great for unique craftmanship. See Viaduc des Arts web site.

Specialty stores

You rightfully want to bring back home fine french food and french wine. We have selected the best food stores in Paris.

Marche Saint Pierre in Montmartre is the fabrics market of Paris, a picturesque district and the paradise of DIY.

Find the best bookstores and music stores in Paris.

Locate all these venues on Paris shopping map.

Discount fashion shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is not cheap. For fashion, come in January or June, the sale seasons. The 2016 winter sale season will start at 8am on January 6th and end February 16th. The 2016 summer sale season will start at 8am on June 22th and will end on August 2nd.

At anytime, go to La Vallee Village near Disneyland Paris (this is easy with Paris to La Vallee Village tour) or to Quai des Marques (taxi recommended), two well known discount French fashion Shopping Malls.

Paris markets

For centuries, Paris open air shopping venues have been at the heart of Paris unique atmosphere. Go to Paris markets around the corner, where Parisians daily buy fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and flowers.

The Paris Flea Market attracts 70 000 shoppers every week. It has 2000 tiny shops and is famous for antiques and a myriad of old things including clothes and postcards.

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