When shopping for clothes in Paris, it's best to avoid Champs-Elysées area which is beyond touristy and very expensive. There are lots of other options which are more affordable and offer better quality products. Be sure to check out our article on vintage shopping for all your vintage needs!
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Shopping malls in Paris
The biggest and best places to go for your one stop shop needs are to one of Paris' many shopping malls. Here are our favourites.
FORUM DES HALLES
Forum des Halles is the oldest shopping mall in Paris and has recently just been renovated, making it better than ever. Located in the first arrondissement of Paris is it central and massive with over 160 stores and services. Alongside the fantastic French brands found in the mall, there are also many shops which sell international brands. We recommend going to Sept Cinq for souvenirs and cute items or presents that are exclusively made in Paris. Also, L’Exception is a very delightful designer concept store which serves delicious coffee - perfect for a break during all that shopping or for a quick lunch in the centre of Paris.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm and Sunday: 11am - 6pm, Le Forum des Halles at 101 Porte Berger, 1st arrondissement
Check out their website for more information
In comparison to the Forum des Halles, Beaugrenelle is one of the newest shopping malls in Paris which can be found very close to the Eiffel Tower. This shopping hub features many brands such as Guerlain, Baccarat, La Pâtisserie des Rêves, as well as a lot of international clothing brands and one of the biggest Marks & Spencer stores Paris has to offer, perfect to buy all of your English fashion and food needs. The shopping mall also features many lovely restaurants and a cinema!
The shops are open: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8.30pm and Sunday: 11am - 7pm, 12 Rue de Linois, 15th arrondissement
The restaurants are open: Monday - Saturday: 10am - Midnight and Sunday 11am - Midnight
The cinema is open: Monday - Sunday: 9.30am - Midnight 7/7
Check out their website for more information
Where to shop on the Right Bank of Paris
Paris' Right Bank or 'Rive Droite' offers some of the best places to shop for all kinds of things. Here are a few of our favourites.
RUE DE CHARONNE
Rue de Charonne in the 11th arrondissement of Paris features lots of nice designer concept-stores on the right bank of Paris for both Men and Women. Our favourites at INSIDR are So We Are and Sessun for ladies fashion. K-Way and French Trotters are great for both Men and Women.
RUES DES FRANCS BOURGEOIS
In the heart of Le Marais, Rue des Francs Bourgeois is the best place to shop on Sundays in Paris. There are lots of nice boutiques for women, for the family, home decorations, and beauty products! It has absolutely everything you'll need and is in a beautiful, central location.
RUE DE RIVOLI
Rue to Rivoli is perfect for shopping for teenagers in Paris and is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. There are tons of places that offer international brands as well as local French ones, it's a great street for fashionable affordable shopping in Paris.
RUE ETIENNE MARCEL AND RUE MONTMARTRE
These streets are a fashionista’s favourite in Paris where lots of designer’s brands have their flagship stores. From limited edition sneakers shops to a vintage clothing institution Kiliwatch - it's definitely a place worth checking out.
Kiliwatch: Monday: 10.30am - 7pm and Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am - 7.30pm and closed Sunday, 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002
RUE DE MARSEILLE AND RUE BEAUREPAIRE
Another fashionista’s favourite in Paris, it is a great area for Men’s shopping in Paris! While in this area our advice is to take a short break from your shopping schedule to not miss out on the best bakery in town - Du Pain et Des Idées!
Following the success of the giant and wonderful concept store Merci, lots of French designer brands have established their flagship store on boulevard Beaumarchais. It's worth checking out all of these incredible stores such as A.P.C., Kitsuné, and AMI!
Merci: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Closed Sunday, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003
A.P.C.: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7.30pm, Sunday: 1pm - 7pm, 3 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003
Kitsuné: Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 7.30pm, Sunday: 11am - 6.30pm, 18 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003
AMI: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Sunday: 12pm - 6pm, 109 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003
Where to shop on the Left Bank of Paris
The Left Bank or 'Rive Gauche' has tons of great places to shop, here are a few of our favourites.
RUE DU FOUR AND RUE BONAPARTE
Around the Latin quarter between the 6th and 7th arrondissements of Paris - these streets lead from Saint Sulpice Church to Le Bon Marché which is an incredible department store. Full of little boutiques and French brands it has something for everyone and is a great place to go shoe shopping for women. Follow the little streets to find hidden surprises as they are full of exquisite boutiques that might just have the perfect thing you're looking for.
Le Bon Marché: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: 10am - 8pm and Thursdays, Fridays: 10am - 8.45pm
24, rue de Sèvres in the 7th arrondissement
RUE DE RENNES
An absolute teenager heaven for shopping in Paris - this street has stores with lots of international brands, ideal for the trendy, fashion-conscious who want to shop affordably. Located in Paris' 6th arrondissement.
RUE DU COMMERCE
And for the perfect mix of international brands and little boutiques, Rue du Commerce is the place to go. With something for all the family, you'll find specific male fashion stores as well as female fashion stores. You can find it in 15th arrondissement of Paris.
Luxury shopping in Paris
If you're not on a budget or want to buy some luxury goods, these are the places we recommend.
Very close the Champs-Elysées, this is the perfect place to go for exclusive 'haute couture' and luxury brands shopping. Featuring many stores such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren it truly defines luxury shopping in Paris. You can find it in the 8th near to Paris' Grand Palais.
RUE SAINT HONORÉ
Located in the very centre of Paris in the 1st arrondissement, Rue Saint Honoré features lots of exclusive shops to buy luxury brands. The Hermès flagship store is a high-end retailer carrying many luxury brand's apparel, handbags, scarves and other accessories - it's a gem. If you're in the area it's always a good idea to take a fun, interesting stroll into the most fashionable concept store in town - Colette.
Hermès: Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 6.30pm and closed Sunday, 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Colette: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm and closed Sunday, 213 Rue Saint Honoré
RUE DE GRENELLE
Similar to Avenue Montaigne and Rue Saint Honoré but a lot less crowded and well-known, rue de Grenelle offers the ultimate Parisian chic - definitely a street to go to if you want to shop like the locals in Paris! Perfect for luxury French brands.
Where to buy designer goods in Paris
There are plenty of places to buy designer goods that are less touristy than the usual tourist go-to places.
LE MARAIS - RUE SAINTE CROIX DE LA BRETONNERIE
Le Marais has lots of design and home decoration stores featuring tons of interesting designer goods. A top trendy pick to go to is Fleux', a concept store that sells everything from lights to furniture. They have two stores on the same street, one at number 39 and the other at number 52.
Fleux': Monday - Friday: 10.45am - 7pm and Saturday: 10.30am - 8pm and Sunday: 1pm - 7.30pm, 39 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004
A great classic department store with a fantastic men's department is Le BHV. Very similar to the other big shopping malls but each floor features tons of different brands and has a more local feeling! It also has a wonderful art and craft section and home section! Le BHV is broken up into one big department store as well as smaller ones located on nearby streets for specific sections such as sports and men's. Located in the middle of Paris next to Le Marais and Hotel de Ville.
Le BHV: Monday - Sunday: 10am - 8pm, 36 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004
Another iconic grand magasin not to be missed is definitely Galeries Lafayette! The Haussmann branch is just a stone's throw away from the Opéra Garnier, it's totally worth the time continuing your explorations on the amazing French architecture. The famed dome, Coupole, in Galeries Lafayette is the must-visit for Instagram-worthy photos, not to mention its historical value. You can be stunned by the interior décor itself while doing your shopping: from luxurious fashion and beauty products to gourmet items, it is the best place to be to fill up your cart.
Coupole, Homme & Maison: Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 8:30pm, Sunday 11am - 7pm
Gourmet: Monday -Sunday : 8:30am - 9:30pm
35-40 Boulevard Haussmann
Shopping for Men in Paris
Here are our top picks for all sorts of men's fashion stores in Paris!
SAUVER LE MONDE DES HOMMES
A trendy men's fashion concept store located in multiple locations around Paris!
Sauver le monde des hommes can be located in the 10th arrondissement:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 7.30pm and Saturday: 10.30am - 8pm and Sunday: 2.30pm - 7.30pm, 8 Rue Beaurepaire, 75010
La Garçonnière is a men's fashion concept store with a barber shop inside. This place is cool, suave and you'll be sure to find the fashion you need.
Closed Monday and open Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 8am and Sunday: 1.30pm - 6pm, 40 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002
If you want to shop fashion but also want to be ethical and responsible for your global impact - Centre commercial is a concept store where you can do just that! Located in the trendy area of Canal St-Martin.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11.30am - 8pm and Sunday: 2pm - 7pm and Monday: 1pm - 7.30pm, 2 Rue de Marseille, 75010
Beaubien has a selection of simple, casual clothes with delicate and good quality material. The store is located very close to République.
Monday: 4pm - 7.30pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12.30pm - 8pm and Thursday: 12.30pm - 3pm and Saturday: 11.30am - 8pm and closed Sunday, 21 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003
Ateliers Auguste is the best place for suave fashion accessories in Paris for men. Located in Le Marais.
Monday, Saturday: 2pm - 7pm and Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 7pm and closed Sunday, 8 Rue de Turenne, 75004
And finally, Starcow is great store for streetwear and limited edition sneakers. Head over here for all your brand needs! Located in the centre in the 1st arrondissement.
Monday: 2pm - 7.30pm and Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7.30pm and closed Sunday, 62 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001
Shopping for children in Paris
Paris chic isn't just for adults and teenagers, there are many stores in Paris that sell high Parisian fashion for kids!
WOMB or World of my Baby has everything for babies in Paris, great for new borns and everything you need if you're expecting! This place has everything from fashion to toys to prams - perfect for Parisian chic for your children!
WOMB: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm and closed on Sunday and Monday, 93 Rue Réaumur, 75002
BONPOINT & BONTON
BONTON is an interesting shop developed by the son of the owners of Bonpoint where he learnt his craft. Either shop offers very cool interesting fashion for children which are great for those fashion conscious parents - clothes with true Parisian chic for children. They are pricey but unique - leading the way forward in children's fashion in Paris!
BONTON: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm and closed Sunday, 82 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Bonpoint: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm and closed Sunday, 6 Rue de Tournon, 75006
A very cute brand for babies and little kids clothing is Petit Pan! There outfits are adorable and are great for cute kids clothes in Paris!
Petit Pan: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 2pm and then 3pm - 7pm and closed Sunday and Monday
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