Shopping In Paris

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While shopping abounds all over Paris there are several key areas which are rich with boutiques and
name brand stores. St. Germain is known to Parisians and tourists alike for its plethora of boutiques.
Start at the Saint Sulpice church and work your way around down rue du Four, over in the rue du
Dragon area where the streets are oh to tiny, and rue de Grenelle with its many shoes stores. Then head
up rue Bonaparte to the Blvd St. Germain as it crosses Blvd Raspail where you’ll find Armani and Caf?
Flore across the street. Stop at the caf? de la Marie for a tea or a drink post retail therapy and enjoy the
St. Sulpice fountains.


Another obvious choice is the Marais, the area that spans between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements with
hundreds and hundreds of stores to choose from. I love rue des Franc Bourgeois, rue Charlot and Poitou
in the upper Marais. The Marais is known for trendy and chic boutiques, some of which are the only
outpost of the designer. Buying a walk and shop the Marais tour guide, which is easy to download from
Girls’ Guide to Paris.com is a simple way to find the best of the lot. A stop on rue de Rosiers for tea at
le Loir de la Theatre is a perfect end to the day.


A lot of people love rue St. Honore and there is no doubt that the big brand names can be found there
such as Gucci, Hermes and Dior. With the exception of the well-known concept store Colette, most of
the other brands can be found back home. For something more interesting head over to the rue Etienne
Marcel between rue de Turbigo and rue du Louvre in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements. Here you’ll find
everything from big-name labels to indie gems to trendy chains. If you’re looking to dole out some
serious euros on real fashion, start with the heavy hitters at the eastern end of the street: Kabuki and
Barbara Bui. Kabuki, is a mini-emporium stocking all manner of expensive European labels like Chlo?,
Moschino, Balenciaga and Balmain. France’s own Barbara Bui offers her full collection of cutting-edge
shoes, bags and ready-to-wear.


Thankfully, as you continue westward, you’ll find more casual and affordable options. Denim devotees
should be able to find at least one perfect pair between the options at Diesel and Replay. Trend-setters
can get the latest flirty skirts and boyfriend jackets at the ever-popular Et Vous and Kooples. But if
you’re looking for unique pieces, spend some time at Gas by Marie and Saiki. Both boutiques are tiny.
The former features lovely, can’t-miss feminine dresses designed by Marie Gas, alongside the season’s
best pieces by designers like Vanessa Bruno; the latter offers exquisite handmade jewelry.
Before your wallet is totally empty head over to rue Montorgueil for a caf? or a cocktail to celebrate
your finds!
By
Doni Belau is the owner and editor of the Girls' Guide to Paris, a travel website and blog written by
Parisian residents and insiders covering everything from fashion to culture to foodie faves in the city of
light. To know more about shopping in paris please visit www.girlsguidetoparis.com

				
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