Stores in Paris are plenty and everywhere, ranging from tiny specialty stores to large Paris Shopping Malls. Most Champs Elysees shops and stores in Le Marais are open on Sundays. Come to the City of Lights for shopping. 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 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 Orsay Museum is the right place for antique stores. Check Carre 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. Marche 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 June, the sale seasons. The 2018 summer sale season will start on June 27th and end on July 31st. The 2019 winter sale season will start at 8am on January 9th and end February 5th. The first day is always the best.
If you miss the sales season, 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.
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.