Paris and shopping, aren’t these synonyms? haha… two of my
This is the fourth part of the Paris Tour Guide series and if you still haven’t read the first three parts then quickly go through all of those so that you are well aware of the attractions in Paris and the Paris Pass before you start shopping.
1. Champs Elysees
This is the world famous shopping street situated right in line with the Louvre Museum. This street is house to all the luxury boutiques in the world and also a house to regular brands like Sephora, Zara, Mango and more. This 1.91 km stretch is the Mecca of shopaholics.
There is something for all kind of people here whether it be just wanting to sit and relax in a cafe or go mad riding a Ferrari, everything!
Going towards Arc de Triomphe, on the left-hand side are all the luxury boutiques and on the right-hand side are the regular brands (more or less the arrangement is like this). Here is a glimpse of a few shops that you will find here:
This was the first time when I visited “ZARA Home”, I was absolutely unaware of its existence. If you are also like me then welcome to the club :). As the name suggests ZARA Home is a place to buy decor and essentials for your home. You will find beautiful bedsheets, cutlery sets, door knobs, plates and so much more. It is worth a visit.
Address: 38-40 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Timings: All days: 10 am to 9 pm
It is a huge store and you can easily spend hours shopping here. Sephora has its own product line and it is cheaper in Paris comparatively. The product range is also wider here and you will find a lot of training and small events happening throughout the day in the store. The staff is really helpful and you can request them to help you wear any product you like and might want to buy. They will not hesitate to spend time with you.
Address: 70-72 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Timings: All days: 10 am to 11:30 pm
The good news is for all the kids and the adults who love Disney products. You can buy a lot of Disney products from this store. The feel of the place is so amazing that I never miss a visit if I am nearby.
Address: 44 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Timings: All days: 10 am to 10:30 pm
There are many cuisines, including Indian, available near this area. Shop till you drop or call it day after a nice meal, the choice is yours but whatever you do here, you will cherish it for your life. It is an amazing place with an amazing view surrounded by amazing people.
9th arrondissement of Paris, this is one of the best districts to plan your stay in. This is full of fashion brands, restaurants, cafes, easily available transport and so much more. Check out some reasons to be in this ares:
This is one of the three Lindt boutiques in Paris and it is delicious! The best part is that you can taste the chocolates for free in the store,
I loved the sea salt one and the little bar shaped piece covered in golden wrappers. Name the
Do ask for the current offers going on in the store. This brand is available at really good prices here.
Address: 11 bis Scribe Street, 75009 Paris, France
Timings: All days(except Sundays): 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
If you do not like hopping from one shop to another and love comparing products from different brands then screw all the places and visit this place. It is a huge huge huge store with more than 100 brands under one roof. Check out the list of brands here.
All kind of products for men, women are available here including home decor, salon services, make-up, clothes, and accessories. You can also dine inside this huge mall and also collect your tax-refunds here but mind you, you will be charged for giving the cash right then and there. It is better to collect the receipt here and cash from the airport
You can also get your bags delivered at your address. It is easy to get lost here so the good news is that they have an app to the rescue to help you navigate through the mall. You can easily spend an entire day here shopping and even then I am sure you will not be able to check out the entire place.
Address: Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
40, Boulevard Haussmann
For more information, please call +33 (0) 184.108.40.206.56
Timings: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 20:30
& Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00
This store has a great variety of clothes and accessories at very cheap prices and the accessories are good too. You can grab a handful for very less.
This is a lively district, full of shops, hotels, and restaurants. I loved this area and would love to stay here next time. There are a couple of attractions in this district. You can read more about the major attractions in Paris here.
Address: 49 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Timings: All days(except Sundays): 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
3. Le Marais
If you want to get a sense of medieval times then visit this district of the city. The area is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and a lot of boutiques. It is a good place to buy some Parisian stuff from the concept stores, you will also find some brands along with the boutiques.
Find real Paris on the streets of Le Marais and immerse yourself in a Parisian lifestyle. The clothes are expensive but whether or not you buy any, you must visit this area once. The stores are small but really pretty, it is easy to reach this place by metro.
4. La Vallee Village
Do you love luxury brands like Chanel, LV and Burberry? And, you don’t mind spending 300 or 400 Euros on such products? then before you buy stuff from the big boutiques on Champs-Elysees visit this Village. This place is 1 hour away from the city but worth a visit if you can afford the luxury brands.
This Village is home to a huge outlet mall where you can find all luxury brands at 40% – 50% cheaper rates. Check out this place first and if you don’t like the quality or you don’t find the product you are looking for then buy it the next day from another store in the city.
Reserve an entire day for this tour, this place is near Disneyland in Paris. It is open 7 days a week and you can reach here by RER(
Address: 3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris, France
Timings: 10.00 – 20.00
Pro Tip: Register at the above-mentioned site prior to your trip and enjoy an extra 10% discount on your shopping!
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