A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a little peruse of the city’s shopping scene. Elegant boutiques, vintage havens, designer institutions, and of course some of the best food markets in the world. Perhaps more than a little peruse is in order actually…
We’ve rounded up where to find the best shopping in Paris – now all you have to do is round up the funds…
Best shopping in Paris for designer brands
There are a couple of districts in Paris that are a must for designer divas. One that stands out is the ‘Golden Triangle’. Start with the Avenue des Champs-Elysée, the famous boulevard all first-time visitors to the city should meander down. Home to the most well-known international brands, like Cartier, Hugo Boss and Dior. You’ll also find plenty of high street stores, restaurants, theatres, hotels and more. Next stop, Avenue Montaigne. The street lined with haute couture such as Jimmy Choo, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Lastly, complete the triangle at the Avenue George V. Weave your way through more fashion houses and don’t forget to stop and take in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel on your travels.
For The Golden Triangle:
Classic Route – Red, Stop: Grand Palais
Best shopping in Paris for vintage
If you enjoy hunting one-of-a-kind pieces, Paris won’t disappoint. The vintage shopping scene is thriving, if you know where to look. Avoid the tourist flea market hotspots and instead shop where the locals do. And even by the kilo! Start at Violette Sauvage, a vintage haven that takes inspiration from the likes of Brooklyn flea markets and London’s Portobello Road. It offers one of the widest selections, with pop-up fashion events featuring over 400 vendors. And because you’re dealing with the brands direct, there’s room to haggle on price too. Then head over to Le Coffre, where all items cost between 2-10€. Owner and stylist Jacky sources every single item herself, creating a completely curated collection. Lastly, shimmy down to Thanx God I’m a VIP for a one-stop shopping experience. Offering men’s and women’s pieces and covering all price ranges, with a DJ set playing in the background adding to the already exciting ambience.
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For Violette Sauvage:
Montmartre – Blue, Stop: Gare du Nord
Best shopping in Paris for food
For a more delicious shopping experience, be sure to put some time aside to wander some of Paris’s amazing food markets. With food being an important part of Parisian culture, it’s one way to immerse yourself in this city. For a taste of history, visit the iconic Marché des Enfants Rouges which dates back to 1628 would you believe. There’s farmer’s market produce from meat, fish, dairy and flowers, as well as delicious dining options for a spot of lunch. For a lively market, head over to Marché d’Aligre. Great deals on fresh produce and culturally diverse options are what make this one so popular. And for a more traditional experience, visit Marché Mouffetard for French specialities like charcuterie and cheese. Located in the historic Latin Quarter, it’s the perfect place to stop for lunch after a morning sightseeing famous monuments.
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If you’re looking for an all-round shopping experience, Paris’s department stores have it all. From designer brands to high-street labels, high-end pieces to wallet-friendly wares, you’ll find something for every taste and budget. There’s Le Bon Marché, Printemps and BHV MARAIS to name just a few. Then when you’re all shopped out, hop on a Big Bus tour and relax while we take you for a spin around this magnificent city. We’ll pass all the iconic sights and attractions so you can tick those off too.