Paris is one of the finest cities in the world for shopping, and we do have some favorite streets and stores. Yet, there are so many great books and articles about where to shop in Paris that my information could never be complete or up-to-the-minute. Anyway, part of the fun is discovering all the new boutiques and trends!
For a fantastic shopping experience, shoppers should definitely make a visit to one of the large department stores in Paris. Two of the most famous stores, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, stock a range of designer brand names and luxury fashions and can be found next door to each other in the 9th arrondissement. If you're looking for more practical items such as homewares or furnishings, then take a trip to BHV in the 4th arrondissement. For guest staying in our apartments in the 7th arrondissement, you can shop at Le Bon Marché, the only Left Bank department store. It stocks a range of great clothing and has a fantastic food store.
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If you love designer fashion, a huge plus about renting one of our apartments in the 7th is that you're a stone's throw from the fabulous 'Triangle d'Or'. Incorporating the area around Avenue Montaigne, Ave George V, and Rue Francois 1er, the Triangle d'Or is where you'll find the finest Haute Couture shops in the world including Dior, Chanel, Ferragamo, Dolce e Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, and many, many more. Continue towards the Champs Elysees to shop at trendy Zara, Sephora and the Louis Vuitton flagship store.
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Parisian designer depots/consignment stores are usually owned and managed by ladies who know their fashion. They offer designer and couture clothes in fantastic condition at huge discounts.
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Looking for the latest in Paris high fashion? Great sales? Or perhaps 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 and what to expect as you shop your way through the best of Paris!
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You can combine a day trip to the Champagne region or Disnelyand Paris with a trip to two of France's most popular outlet malls. The McArtuhur Glen Outlet Shopping Mall in Troyes, Champagne and the La Vallée Village outlet mall near Euro Disney stock chic-brand name labels at heavily reduced prices
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Drout is the largest auction house in Paris. It is fascinating but difficult to actually buy there—goods are displayed for a short time and there are tons of people; cubbyholes of rooms belonging to different auctioneers who can display for a short while beforehand; not easy. A better option is to visit the The Puces de Clignancourt - the antique Mecca of France. It is excellent for French antiques, large and small..
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