Top 10 Shopping in Paris

10. Rue de la Huchette

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With its history harkening back over 1000 years, this vineyard border-turned-Latin Quarter thoroughfare offers a plethora of restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops. Small but mighty, this Top 10 Paris shopping district is jam-packed with affordable delicacies (mostly Greek) and a lively alley-esque night life that is perfect for you people watchers. Fear not the dramatic plate-smashing displays either: ’tis only the emphatic Greek storeowners vying for tourist tidings! Store hours vary.

9. Galeries Lafayette

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The Cinderella of Top 10 Paris shopping malls, this 8-story mega-complex is glittering with glamour! Strap on your glitziest shoes (no, not those blinkey ones) and dust off your runway walk as you enter through the spectacular central glass dome. Peruse shops like Tiffany’s, Rolex, Tom Ford, and Saint Laurent before recovering from your excursions at the rooftop terrace with fantastic city views. Open Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat 9:30 AM - 8 PM, Thu 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM.

8. Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche

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If a shopping center chock-full of tourists and children can be described as “cozy,” this is as close as it gets. Designer stores like Dior and Louis Vuitton represent the high-end luxury brands while quaint coffee shops and boho boutiques round out the local flavor. From opulent handbags to vintage vinyl records, you will find it all here at this Top 10 Paris shopping district! Open Mon-Wed and Sat 10 AM - 8 PM and Thu-Fri 10 AM - 9 PM.

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7. La Grande Epicerie

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Like the Six Flags of foodstuffs this Top 10 Paris market will make all your childhood food fantasies come true (we all have them). Leisurely stroll among the rows of high-end highlights including macarons, acacia honey, Echire butter, Spanish octopus, deluxe chocolate, and more in this wonderful emporium of edible delicacies. You may never want to step in a Costco again! (those free samples though….) Open Mon-Sat 8:30 AM - 9 PM.

6. Bijoux Blues

A royal blue entrance foreshadows the color-popping and regal experience you will find at this lovely atelier. Each stunning piece of jewelry is truly custom made and unique as no mold is used, and materials range from amber to coconut shells to coffee beans to crystals. This lovechild of flamboyance and elegance is a must-see Top 10 Paris boutique! Open Tue-Sun 2 PM - 7 PM but will open for special hours if notified in advance.

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5. Laurent Dubois

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For the love of all that is holey! This Top 10 Paris shop offers a global array of cheeses from the Alps, Auvergne, Normandy, and many more. Careful selection, precision of aging, and accuracy of recommendation earned this shop its renowned reputation. Whether prepping for a picnic, gift basket, or your own gluttony, stop in for some dairy delicacy! Top 10 Paris Tip: head across the street to La Parisienne bakery for a perfectly paired baguette. Three shops in Paris, hours vary.

4. Mariage Freres

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If there is one thing Paris is known for, it is tea… and lights… and love… and wine… okay you get the point. Refined with an elegance that you can’t help but picture when imagining “tea time,” this Top 10 Paris shop offers a fabulous Emporium and splendid tea room. Experts will help you select from their uniquely blended teas to blow away all your Lipton-drinking friends (you need new friends) or to pick the perfect pairing with the smoked salmon. Bring your best hat! Open daily 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM.  

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3. Galerie Vivienne

While on your way to visit the Opera House, and perchance if caught in a rainstorm, this Top Ten Paris shopping mall is the perfect place to stroll. The glass ceiling and hanging lights illuminate the bright mosaic floors, and a number of luxury boutiques shine in this historical little district. It just may be the most convenient place to buy an umbrella when caught in those infamous afternoon Paris showers! Store hours vary.

2. Shakespeare & Co

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Across from Notre Dame, this Top Ten Paris bookstore is as famous as its namesake and an iconic feature of the city. Enticing you in with a pleasant outdoor cafe, the shop extends its welcome with the antique charm and familiar comfort of a well-loved local shop. You know it’s a gem when frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway! Check the site for upcoming events. Open daily 10 AM - 11 PM.

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1. Chic Shopping Paris

If you’re overwhelmed trying to organize a shopping itinerary in one of the world’s fashion capitals, well, that makes sense. Select from a personalized and customizable tour to see unique boutiques, flea markets, off-the-beaten path shops, teen-friendly stores, and many more with an expert guide! It’s basically a real-life version of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” so enjoy your celebrityhood and strut your stuff you sexy beast. Reserve your tour online.
 

 

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