In Paris, you can buy absolutely everything, anytime. Whether you’re looking for luxury items, specialised equipment, rare products or crazy things, you’ll find them year-round. Christmas and the big sales will push you even further in your thirst for great shopping.
Saint-Germain-des-Près, Rue Rivoli, the Champs-Élysées: these are where famous French brands of clothing, leather goods and accessories can easily be found. At Place Vendôme, you’ll find luxury jewelry and watches. On the Grands Boulevards, there are the department stores. And in the heart of Paris, institutions such as the BHV await your visit.
But Paris doesn’t consist of these great classics alone. Bespoke and hard-to-find clothing are available at the Sentier. Musical instruments can be found in the Pigalle or Montparnasse districts. Luxury cars await you in the 16th arrondissement. You can buy plants and animals at the Quai de la Mégisserie, and hair products on the Boulevard de Strasbourg...
You’ve guessed right: Paris is a mosaic of thematic offers spread out all over the map. Second-hand shops? The flea markets of Saint-Ouen or Vanves. Tools? The 13th and 20th arrondissements. Computer equipment? Rue Montgallet (12th arrondissement). Art? Rue Dauphine. Books? Around Saint-Michel. Household goods? The Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
Other than these traditional and very appealing offers, Paris has shopping centres where you can find everything. Italie 2, Beaugrenelle, Montparnasse, Halles, Havre, Bercy-Village, and 4 Temps in the Défense district, So Ouest in Levallois-Perret: all these shopping venues will charm you with the quantity and quality of their shops.
Shoppers will also be enticed by the approximately twenty covered walkways, including Brady, Caire, Vivienne and Vendôme.
Finally there are some magical places that are purely Parisian, contributing to the charm of the capital: le Bon Marché, Ladurée, and Fauchon, or, in a different vein, Cartier, Chopard, Mazet or Piver, all sure favourites.
Paris bends over backwards to be one of the world’s finest open-air shopping meccas.