Paris is well known for being the capital of fashion: the greatest French designers are based there, whether they have their headquarters or their many shops. Of course, fashion in Paris, it’s firstly fashion houses, those that attract enthusiasts worldwide: Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysées, or the luxury boutiques installed along the Avenue Montaigne, in the Triangle d’or Parisien: Chanel, Christian Dior. Nearby, you can also find Yves Saint Laurent, Jean- Paul Gaultier , and Hermes boutiques. There are of course shopping malls and shopping streets where you can find what you’re looking for… Learn more shopping in Paris.
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Les Galeries Lafayette is a huge department store situated at the Haussmann boulevard in the 9th district of Paris. Since its creation in 1894, les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has become a true Parisian icon and an essential place to visit in the city. The Art-Nouveau cupola overlooks the 65,000 meters of retail space devoted to fashion and is comprised of three buildings with more than 2500 brands from around the world ranging from accessible to luxury , and there are also 25 restaurants.
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Le Printemps Haussmann is a huge store located at the 9th district of Paris(next to Les Galeries Lafayette). You can find the principal brands of fashion, luxury and beauty. They are divided by themes in the three buildings of the shop (25 floors and 44 000 square meter in total).
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For 6 weeks at the end of the year, enjoy the animated Christmas displays at the Printemps Haussmann and at the Galeries Lafayette which have been going on for 50 years.
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Le Bon Marché is also a big store in the 7th district of Paris; it was the first ever department store to open its doors in 1852. This unique building, designed by architect Louis Charles Boileau and by engineer Gustave Eiffel, displays a façade that was both unique and innovative for its time. There is something there for everyone’s taste: men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, accessories, culinary art and design pieces.
Le Bazar de l’Hôtel de ville or BHV, officially BHV Marais since 2013, is a big department store belonging to the Galeries Lafayette group. It is situated in the 4th district in front of the city hall. While it is more known for its fashion stores, you can also find a wide selection of tools and gadgets perfect for your DIY projects.
In the 16th district of Paris (and just a few steps from the Eiffel Tower), Beaugrenelle has only recently begun to attract the most prestigious of retail brands. After much effort to breath new life into a once dying shopping center, visitors can now enjoy an afternoon window shopping and treating themselves to all of the finer things in life. Here you will discover a wide array of shopping venues… From Guerlain and Baccarat to Silvera… you will never run out of beautiful clothes and things to gape at in wonderment.
Les 4 Temps
Les Quatre Temps , Europe’s largest shopping center, opened in 1981 on the forecourt of Defense. Easily accessible and a mere 10 minutes from the city center, this bustling shopping center welcomes visitors from all over the world. Allow yourself plenty of time to thoroughly enjoy all that this world-class shopping venue has to offer!
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Situated at the foot of the famous Tour Montparnasse, in the 15th district of Paris, this shopping mall offers an unique view of the entire city! Not only you will find what you were looking for in the shops but you will also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view!
Want to go shopping on the Champs -Elysees? You have more than enough shops to choose from! While known for its high-end brands (Louis Vuitton, Lancel, Chanel, Longchamps…), it has become more accessible to the general masses with the recent inclusion of more affordable retail options, such as Zara, H&M, and Célio.