Shopping is a top reason why people come to the city. Stores in Paris are everywhere, from tiny specialty stores to large Shopping Malls. Champs Elysees shops are open on Sundays. This is the same in Le Marais Paris shopping district.
The Champs Elysees, Beaugrenelle and Carrousel du Louvre Shopping Malls are very practical.
The Department Stores are the most renowned shopping venues for fashion, perfume, tableware.
Find fashion on Avenue Montaigne or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, the high end fashion streets of the city.
The Flea Market is a famous shopping venue attracting 70 000 shoppers every week.
Most markets focus on fresh food. Shop there if you rent an apartment and do your own cooking.
Smith and Galignani, the oldest English bookstore in France, have a large choice of English books.
Book and music stores
We selected some of the best food stores and wine stores in town. Some are famous. Others are little known.
Food and wine stores
There are so many stores it is hard to plan a shopping in Paris. We have a few suggestions. If you are looking for very high French and international fashion, Avenue Montaigne, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Champs Elysees and adjacent streets, all within walking distance ,concentrate the majority of the flagship stores of the best brands : Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and many others. If you have little time and want the best of France, fashion, perfume and tableware, Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette Department stores of Boulevard Haussman are the shopping venues of your choice. Next to each other, they have too many added services such as home delivery, personal shopper, detax and restaurants. If you are looking for innovative French fashion, the many tiny stores of Le Marais district feature innovative French fashion brands. Many decoration stores too in a district where most stores are open on Sunday which is not the general rule in the city. You are looking for antiques, the famous Paris Flea market is still one of the most extraordinary shopping venues in town. The Carre des Arts on the left bank concentrates most high end antique stores in the city. You are looking for value for money and articles Parisians buy, the Shopping Malls are the shopping venues of your choice. The largest one are outside the city center, but easily reachable by the metro. You have no plan and want to be surprised, here again, the Marais is a good choice for shopping. Also try Montmartre around rue des Abbesses and its diversified assortment of shopping venues.