Paris Department Stores
Le Bon Marche Paris

The Paris department stores are famous shopping venues. Le Printemps, Galeries Lafayette and Le Bon Marche attract shoppers from all over the world looking for fashion, perfume, tableware, wine and other luxury french products.

Shopping at Paris department stores

Founded in late 19th century, they have always sold the best of what Paris is famous for: high end French fashion brands, lingerie, jewellery, French perfume brands and tableware.

The key advantages of department stores are central location, large choice of top brands for quick shopping, tax refund, personal shopper, delivery to hotels and abroad.

The department stores now compete with Paris Shopping Malls as the best and largest French stores in Paris.

Department stores open Sunday

The only department store regularly open on Sunday is the new Louvre Museum Printemps (web site). The other department stores are open a few sundays before Christmas. Check opening times before visiting.

Shopping in Paris

Bagage at Galeries Lafayette Department Store
Bagage at Galeries Lafayette

Paris department stores district

The two most famous Paris department stores are on Boulevard Haussman (Paris map), near Opera Garnier.

Galeries Lafayette (web site), 40 Boulevard Haussman, and Le Printemps (web site), 64 Boulevard Haussman, compete fiercely to attract high-end customers from all over the world. International customers now represent 40% of their sales.

Galeries Lafayette stands out with its first class La Cave wine store and its exclusive Bordeaux wine assortment.

Le Bon Marche
Le Bon Marche is on Paris left bank

Bon Marche

Le lesser known Bon Marche (web site) is close to Hermes and other fashion stores on Rue de Sevres. Smaller and high end, very Parisian, it specializes in fashion. The perfect Paris department store for quiet and trendy shopping.

BHV Marais

BHV Marais (web site) is not as fancy and high end as the other Paris department stores. Traditionnaly the best hardware store in Paris, BHV Marais has good fashion, house decoration, kitchenware, tableware sections.

The advantages of BHV Marais are its location, its mid range positionning and its moderate size for quick shopping. It is an introduction to Le Marais Paris shopping.

Check our page on French department stores in Paris for more detailed information.

La Cave in Galeries Lafayette
La Cave in Galeries Lafayette

Map of Paris Department Stores

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