Are you looking for the most unique Parisian shopping experience? Here’s a list of some of the best shopping areas to give you a jumpstart on where to go as you shop your way through the best of Paris!
Once described as “the belly of Paris” , Les Halles used to be Paris’ main market, selling fruits and vegetables for restaurants throughout the city. This area was transformed in the 70s into a multi-level underground shopping center dominated by the curves of the modern glass and metal designed building, which features small boutiques, trendy large chains as well as restaurants and cinemas.
BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN
Boulevard Saint Germain is a street shoppers won’t want to miss in Paris. Starting at the Seine River on the 7th, this pretty street is lined with trees and beautiful Parisian buildings. It’s a great spot for home décor shops, fashion boutiques and gourmet food shops.
For a classic Paris shopping experience, follow Boulevard Saint Germain into the 6th arrondissement and enjoy the famous literary cafés—Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore and Brasserie Lipp— and high-end shopping around Saint-Germain des Prés. You’ll find some of fashion’s top names here, which is a delightful mix of luxury shopping blended with the artistic and literary roots of the neighborhood.
Located just off Boulevard Haussmann behind Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, take a break from the big department stores to shop at the Monoprix store. Here you’ll find great deals on fashions as well as make up, skin care products, home décor and a little of everything in between.
RUE DU COMMERCE
It’s the perfect choice for its excellent selection of popular brand shops, small boutiques and traditional Parisian charm. Located in the 15th arrondissement just a short stroll from the Eiffel Tower, this is where Parisians head when looking for the latest trends without the expensive price tags.
When it comes to Paris fashion, this place is where every woman dreams of shopping in Paris. Formed by Avenue Montaigne, Avenue George V and Rue Francois 1er in the 8th arrondissement just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, it is the heart of Paris’ Haute Couture shops and the finest fashion houses in the world, including Dior, Chanel, Ferragamo, Dolce e Gabbana, Prada, Valentino, Bulgari, Gucci and many more.