When visiting Paris, there are so many things to see and do: visit the Eiffel Tower, take a tour of Ile-de-Cité, spot the Mona Lisa at The Louvre and, of course, hit the shops! Paris is the fashion capital of Europe, and it’s very easy to indulge in a little (or a lot) of spending in its many department stores, boutiques and vintage stores. Find out below our tips on where to find the best shopping districts in Paris.
Galleries Lafayette is one of the first places you should visit if you’re looking for high-end and designer clothes shopping in Paris. Not only is it Paris’s version of Harrods, filled with designer bags, makeup, clothes and gourmet food markets, it’s also a beautiful building in itself and offers one of the best views of Paris from its rooftop.
If you’re looking for only the best shops that Paris can offer, check out Avenue Montaigne where you’ll find Chanel, Celine, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton on one discreet and quiet street. Where better than Paris to treat yourself to a little something from Chanel?
Rue de Rivoli is one of the best spots to head to for all the brands you’ll recognise plus a few more you might not. H&M, Zara and all the usual high street shops are joined by European favourites like Promod, Bershka, Pimkie and there’s even a Sephora for all the makeup brands you can’t purchase in the UK! The street itself is also located in a beautiful part of Paris very close to The Louvre, so it’s easy to get your shopping fix after soaking up a bit of culture.
Chatelet – Les Halles is an underground shopping centre where you’ll find every high-street shop you could ever imagine in one convenient and rain-safe location. Down the Champs-Elysees you’ll find as many wallet-friendly shops as you will high-end shops, so this is a great place to visit if you want to browse the designer stores but actually do your shopping somewhere a little more affordable.
The area around Saint Paul metro station is one of the best spots to browse some vintage shops in Paris. The block between Rue de Rivoli and Quai des Céléstins is referred to as ‘Village Saint Paul’ and is full to the rafters with vintage clothing, antique and vintage furniture shops. FREE’P’STAR is a favourite among Parisians and tourists alike, where you’ll find a bargain ‘€1 bin’ where you never know what you’ll find! If you don’t feel like digging around though, you can pick up well known brands second-hand for great prices as well.
Outside of this area, GoldyMama in the 20th arrondissement is a treasure trove of vintage delights where you’re likely to find anything from a pair of vintage sunglasses to a bargain in the oddbins section. In the 11th, you’ll fine Momaya Vintage, which is Parisian’s go-to venue for vintage military jackets, Doc Martins and everything in leather!
Thinking of visiting Paris? Make sure you check out all the amazing attractions Paris has to offer in between shopping sprees! Buy your tickets in advance and save time and money on attractions like The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and many more right here.
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