The 60,000 stores in Paris range from specialty stores to shopping malls. The winter and summer sales are great time for shopping. Most Champs-Elysées shops and stores in Le Marais are open on Sundays. Our selection. Shopping in Paris.
A few fancy streets specialize in high end fashion with specialty stores of the top brands: Champs-Elysées, Rue Saint-Honoré, Avenue Montaigne, Rue de Sèvres.
The well known Department Stores sell two famous products from France: French fashion brands and French perfume brands. They are good venues for fancy shopping. As a cheaper alternative, go to the Shopping Malls.
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).
Stores in Beaugrenelle are attractive: French and international fashion, perfume, watches, pastry shop. Most shoppers are Parisians and there are almost no tourists.
Walk in Paris core districts and look around. You find great specialty stores selling things you can only buy in the city. The Shopping Arcades are great for that.
A few well known streets specialize in one trade: rue des Francs Bourgeois in Marais Paris shopping district combines fashion and decoration. The district around Musée d'Orsay is the right place for antique stores. Check Carré Rive Gauche web site. Viaduc des Arts, near Bastille is great for unique craftmanship. Check Viaduc des Arts web site.
You want to bring back home fine french food and wine. We have selected a few stores selling the best food in Paris. Sennelier is the best color store in town. Web site. La Droguerie is an amazing store selling glass/wood beads, fabric ribbons, fabric flowers, crafted butterflies, craft kits. Web site. Marché Saint-Pierre in Montmartre is the fabrics market, a picturesque district and the paradise of DIY.
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Shopping in Paris is not cheap. For fashion, come in January or July, the sale seasons. The 2020 summer sale season will start on July 15th and last four weeks. The 2021 winter sale season will start at 8am on January 6th, end on February 2nd. The first day is always the best.
If you miss the sales season, go to La Vallée Village near Disneyland Paris (this is easy with Paris to La Vallée Village tour) or to Quai des Marques (taxi recommended), two well known discount French fashion Shopping Malls.
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 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.