With the commencement of many independent boutiques and marketplaces for goods expanding over to many bohemian neighborhoods, Paris has become a shopping destination for all budgets and tastes, especially for people who are on Paris city tours. Listed below is a broad range of best places to go shopping in Paris.
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is an affluent section of 8th arrondissement in Paris and it can be considered as the luxury hub of the city as it is home to Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior. As long as the Champs-Elysees continue to move upscale, there will also be new additions. The most recent tenant of this place is the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees, which is an outpost for a new concept store run by a family.
Hermès flagship in the Golden Triangle was inaugurated in the year 2018 and was renovated over two years with a lot of details. Presently, the shop spans 3 levels and it has 5900 square feet as retail space. The wood-paneled façade and the gilded lettering are two peculiarities of this place. Inside the place, it can be seen that the design mixes contemporary and airy touches by including a lot of traditional details and the signature color of the brand – orange.
Five years ago, the interior of Guerlain was revamped by an architect named Peter Marino. Today, the place features an array of Guerlain designs and patterns from the Golden Napoleonic bees to the Louis XIV sunburst emblem.
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées
An Art Deco landmark which was a Virgin Megastore was reclaimed by a family-owned retailer named Galeries Lafayette and transformed it into a flagship concept with the help of the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. It has a space of nearly seventy thousand square feet with four floors and it avoids the usual boundaries in the retail structure and mix goods from multiple categories of women and men. The shop avoids dividing goods into dedicated corners of it hoping to mean the experience to be fluid for the shoppers. It helps in weaving the customers from fashion to accessories to food.
Louis Vuitton Maison Champs-Élysées
This a place dedicated to luxury fans, especially for die-hard Louis Vuitton fans. The brand is located on the well-heeled corner of the Champs-Elysees and avenue Geroge V. This outlet being the largest Louis Vuitton location in the whole world is a five-story store and occupies an Art deco building. Everything from handbags to homewares to traditional leather goods can be found at this place. In addition to this, ready-to-wear jewelry and art books are also available at this place.
This is a design based concept store which is always regarded as a perfect destination for loungers; it is also regarded as the pocket of Paris. It has managed to be one of the must-visit destinations for all kinds of shopping itinerary. Meander up and down through the neighborhoods of the narrow streets to find sanctuaries to natural beauty products and handcrafted goods.
This place is a haven of French craftsmanship in the neighborhood of North Marais. It once belonged to manufacturers of Woloch jewelry who used to work with the Chanel. During the year 2016, the professional fine craft federation of France took over this place, opened and transformed it into an airy, multi-level concept store with over a thousand goods and art crafts.
Officine Universelle Buly
Officine Universelle Buly has a unique approach to beauty especially for powders, botanical-based creams, perfumes, oils, etc. The shop also has a wide variety of unexpected items such as lymph drainage brushes, painted porcelain boxes, pocket combs that are hand-carved, silk bristle acetate toothbrushes. One of the best things about this place is that almost of all things from here comes in customizable plastic-free tubes and bottles. There are around seven hundred products for natural beauty and grooming, so make sure to take some time to explore all of those.
It is a boutique based on an independent concept and is spread over three floors in the Marais. The selection of clothes, home decors, and accessories at this place is extremely well-curated which draws the interest of the savvy shoppers from all over the world. Keeping an eye out to know about the upcoming labels and designers and going for the in-house brands that are affordable, can be a very good choice while shopping from Merci. It would definitely be difficult for you to walk out of the store with empty hands.
The neighborhood of the left bank is full of art galleries, antique shops, historic cafes, and high-end retail shops and is often visited by many intellectuals and illustrious artists of the place. The place is also home to the temple of taxidermy- Deyrolle, the most iconic department store – Le Bon Marche and late Karl Lagerfeld’s bookstore all of which are worth exploring in the popular location – Saint-German-des-Prés.