In Paris there are many things to love, the people, the atmosphere and of course, the shopping! With so many fabulous boutiques available, it is impossible to end the day unpleased.
Paris is filled with shops and shopping centers. The city is a dream land for anyone who loves to spend days shopping. One day shopping in Paris is not enough, to get to all he markets, boutique stores, shopping centers and outside areas you need a couple of days of serious shopping.
Designed fashion labels such as Versace and Yves Saint Laurent can be found along with home furnishings, cosmetics, foods, chocolates and so much more along the many shopping district streets.
The Paris Department Stores District on Boulevard Haussmann have jewelry, home décor and top fashion by some of the leading brand names. You can spend a day walking around this area gazing at the hustle and bustle of the shoppers.
The Marais is streets lined with wonderful boutique shops that sell fine arts, jewelry, antiques and fashion.
Louvre-Tuileries and the Champse-Elysees have to be the famous two shopping destinations for any traveller to this fine city. The Champse-Elysees is a fashion pinnacle with lovely shops in a tree-lined street. Buy from Channel or the Dior stores or sit at a café and watch the world go by.
Flea markets are also very popular in Paris, the large Saint-Ouen sells unique items including vintage clothing and some unusual items you may wish to take home as souvenirs.
Rue de Rivoli is a large outdoor food market which should not be missed. Although it’s not clothing or jewelry, it is a wonderful experience to walk along the stalls with their fresh produce.
Most of the stores in Paris are closed on Sundays, though due to the demanding tourists there are a few that remain open seven days a week. The Carrousel de Louvre, Champse-Elysees and La Defense Shopping Center all remain open 7 days a week for added convenience.
If you need to buy some gifts and souvenirs for family and friends back home, there are vendors on almost every street corner who sell Eiffel Tower statues, caps, T-Shirts and underwear.
Otherwise there is Dom who sell unusual designer accessories and Chocolats Mussy who have the most delicious and delightful chocolates that will make any family member happy.
Visiting Paris wouldn’t be the same without a couple of day of shopping and there is no better place to enjoy this than the range of shopping districts this city has to offer. From quaint boutique stores to large department stores and huge shopping centers to the airy flea markets, there is something for everyone and all the areas are within easy access of the public transport systems.