Shopping in the Parisian department stores
What would Paris be without its department stores? These temples of fashion are to shopping what the Pyramid is to the Louvre. A must-see during your stay in Paris!
Trendy shopping at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Emblematic of French fashion, Galeries Lafayette attracts nearly a hundred thousand customers every day, who swirl around the impressive Art Deco dome in search of unique pieces.
This true Parisian icon and must-see address in the capital with its 65,000 sq. m. of sales area dedicated to fashion spread over 3 buildings brings together more than 2,500 brands ranging from accessible to luxury, and the largest space dedicated to shoes in Europe! Numerous catering facilities complete the offer. Classic or gourmet meals, brunch or quick snacks, you will be spoilt for choice.
And after the Go for Good label, which marks its desire to offer fairer and more sustainable products, Galeries Lafayette has inaugurated a new space on the 3rd floor of the main shop, (Re)Store, dedicated to second-hand and responsible fashion. To treat yourself without feeling guilty!
Fancy shopping at Printemps Haussmann
The main luxury brands in Paris, Givenchy, Vuitton, Chanel, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga… but also emerging labels such as Mossi, Bao Bao Issey Miyake or YCH, are displayed in this listed historic monument.
Le Printemps Haussmann offers 45,000 square meters of stylish shopping, as well as a men’s shop, a home shop, a beauty and perfume area and the 7ème ciel, the largest space dedicated to luxury vintage and designer goods in a department store. French gastronomy is not forgotten and occupies a place of choice at Printemps du Goût, with its delicatessen, and its corners of famous chefs.
Printemps Haussmann is also available as Printemps du Louvre, in the Carrousel du Louvre gallery. A more intimate address next to the famous museum!
Connected shopping at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées
Enjoy Galeries Lafayette’s unique atmosphere on the most beautiful avenue in the world, just a few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe!
With its selection of very specialized brands, mixing big names, small houses, emerging designers, new capsule collections, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées awaits you for a new kind of shopping session… and a guaranteed pleasure!
Don’t leave without visiting its highly desirable food court. Alain Ducasse’s chocolates, the sweet treats of the Stohrer patisserie, the seafood products of the Kaspia house… will delight all gourmets!
Exclusive shopping at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche
The Bon Marché Rive Gauche in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the first Parisian department stores’ to be opened in 1852, still exudes elegance and sophistication.
It is always a delight to walk through the different worlds of luxury, women’s, men’s, children’s, home and beauty, as the selection is so sharp and selective. All year round, the shop invites artists and designers to take over its spaces, giving them carte blanche. An artistic touch that makes this unique place, designed by the architect Louis-Charles Boileau and the engineer Gustave Eiffel, to whom we owe… the Eiffel Tower, even more beautiful!
Le Bon Marché also includes La Grande Epicerie de Paris, the undisputed temple of good food where the shelves compete with sweet and savoury delights from all over the world. Not to be missed!
New look shopping at La Samaritaine
The historic La Samaritaine department store has returned to the Parisian fashion scene to the delight of all fashion addicts!
20,000 square metres, 7 floors, an Art Deco façade on the Seine side, arabesques and enamelled lava decorations in the Art Nouveau style, ultra-contemporary glass architecture on the Rue de Rivoli side, a luxury Cheval Blanc hotel, a restaurant Ernest for a well-deserved gourmet break…
La Samaritaine has regained all of its credentials and has taken its place among the great Parisian department stores. This essential address in the Paris of the Belle Epoque is a showcase for French brands that interact with luxury houses from Dior to Louis Vuitton or more confidential labels such as The Frankie Shop, Maison Kitsuné, In the mood for love… La Samaritaine, the quintessential Parisian chic, just a few steps away from the Louvre Museum!
French Touch shopping at BHV Marais
Ideally located next to the Hôtel de Ville, in the heart of one of the capital’s liveliest historic districts, the BHV Marais has become over the years the lifestyle shop par excellence and the Parisians’ favourite shop.
We love it for its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, its beautiful space dedicated to decoration, the place given to French brands and its legendary DIY department, so inspiring. And for the gentlemen, head for the BHV Marais Homme and its 4 floors entirely dedicated to men’s fashion, from streetwear to designer collections, including suits and accessories.
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