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Your comprehensive guide to the best Paris shopping, style and fashion

The best womenswear boutiques in Paris
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The best womenswear boutiques in Paris

All the best addresses for sprucing up your wardrobe - from vintage rummage stores to haute-couture.

The Monoprix gift guide
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The Monoprix gift guide

The top gifts under €20 at our favourite French supermarket chain Monoprix.

The best international épiceries in Paris
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The best international épiceries in Paris

Craving the flavours of home? Check out the best international food shops in Paris.

Vintage shopping guide
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Vintage shopping guide

Rockabilly leather, '50s glamour dresses, retro sunglasses and much more.

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La Goutte d'Or
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La Goutte d'Or

Gourmet sweet treats in a neighbourhood pâtisserie.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Biérocratie
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Biérocratie

An independent beer boutique with a few surprises up its sleeve.

Mercatienda Latina
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Mercatienda Latina

A charming Colombian deli with a cafeteria space in Montmartre.

Mint & Lilies
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Mint & Lilies

From décor to clothes to jewellery: this chic boutique offers a beautiful selection of treasures.

Curieux
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Curieux

This one-of-a-kind boutique-within-a-boutique is well worth a browse.

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The best Paris markets
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The best Paris markets

Browse for books, rummage for riches, bargain for bric-a-brac or be a flea market flâneur.

Lingerie and erotica
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Lingerie and erotica

Putting the ‘Ooh’ in to your ‘là là’.

Paris’s best cheese
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Paris’s best cheese

Discuss the finer points of pasteurisation over a platter of your favourites, or dine on dairy delights at dedicated cheese restaurants.

Menswear
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Menswear

Chic for gents at some of the coolest boutiques in town.

Great Paris concept stores

French Touche
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French Touche

Bags adorn the walls, trinkets sit atop small wooden shelves, and lamps are dotted around the room – French Touche is a shop where one could happily rummage for hours.

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
SoWeAre
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SoWeAre

Paris has concept stores in spades. The city seems to specialise in boutiques that smell of scented candles, where you go to buy glitzy jewellery and sparkly scarves. SoWeAre is very much in this vein: this is where the young and trendy come to stock up on pretty scarves, kooky mugs.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
Le Centre Commercial
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Le Centre Commercial

The idea of a commerical centre might not appeal to fans of concept boutiques, but don’t speak too soon – Centre Commerical in the Rue de Marseille (alongside APC, Maje and Claudie Pierlot) will thrill fans of quality fashion.

French Trotters
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French Trotters

The new French Trotters flagship store occupies no less that 200 chic square metres, just down from the road from the old boutique at 116 Rue Vieille du Temple. It brings together all facets of the store that was originally created in 2005 by Carole and Clarent Dehlouz.

Pop Market
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Pop Market

You might not know what you're looking for when you walk in to Pop Market, but you always walk out with armfuls of goodies. Small animal figurines for a nephew, some beautiful stationery for yourself, badges to pin on a jacket or a bright decoration for the living room.

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The best Paris department stores

Galeries Lafayette
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Galeries Lafayette

The store has been undergoing a massive renovation programme of late, with the opening in 2008 of Espace Luxe on the first floor, featuring luxury prêt-à-porter and accessories and nine avant-garde designers, and the unveiling of a vast new shoe department in the basement featuring some 150 brands. The men's fashion space on the third floor, Lafayette Homme, has natty designer corners and a 'Club' area with internet access. On the first floor, Lafayette Gourmet has exotic foods galore, and a vast wine cellar.

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Printemps
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Printemps

In the magnificently appointed Printemps you'll find everything you didn't even know you wanted and English-speaking assistants to help you find it. But fashion is where it really excels; an entire floor is devoted to shoes, and the beauty department stocks more than 200 brands. In all, there are six floors of men's and women's fashion. In Printemps de la Mode, French designers sit alongside all the big international designers. The Fashion Loft offers a younger but equally stylish take on current trends. Along with furnishings, Printemps de la Maison stocks everything from tableware to design classics. For fast refuelling, Printemps has a tearoom, sushi bar and Café Be, an Alain Ducasse bakery. Or head up to Le Déli-cieux, on the ninth floor of Printemps Maison, for a drink on the terrace with wonderful views across Paris.

Le Bon Marché
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Le Bon Marché

The city's oldest department store, opened in 1848, is also its most swish and user-friendly, thanks to an extensive redesign by LVMH. Luxury boutiques, Dior and Chanel among them, take pride of place on the ground floor; escalators designed by Andrée Putman take you up to the fashion floor, which has an excellent selection of global designer labels, from Lanvin to Claudie Pierlot. Designer names also abound in Balthazar, the prestigious men's section. For top-notch nibbles, try the adjoining Grande Epicerie food hall (01.44.39.81.00, www.lagrandeepicerie.fr, 8.30am-9pm Mon-Sat).

LE BHV MARAIS
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LE BHV MARAIS

Unless you’re after a space suit or a pair of parabolic skis, you will find pretty much anything that can be bought in this nifty yet convenient multi-specialist emporium – Gucci suits, Topshop skirts, designer lamps, computers, soft toys, patisseries, pots and pans. 

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars