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Where to shop in Paris this summer

Fashion shows, gourmet food and cutting-edge concept stores – do your bit for the economy in Paris this summer

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Paris's legendary department stores and high-end boutiques are always wonderful experiences for enthusiastic shoppers. For some quirkier (and slightly less exhuasting) summer shopping experiences, though, we like these markets, concept stores, gourmet food shops and other Parisian specialities. 

Check out the curated cream of Paris consumerism

The mighty concept store has redefined high-end shopping for many; their gorgeous hand-picked selections of quirky goodies are almost as impossible to resist as they are to afford. These are some of our favourites.

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Lay in your summer reads

The city that nurtured Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Orwell and Beckett is a major hub and an inspiration for English writers and readers, and there are glossy emporiums, delightful second-hand treasure troves and plenty of mixed-language outlets to explore...

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By: Time Out editors

Put some sauce on your summer

Fancy pants, cheeky bits and some more serious adult playtime gear can all be found at these come-hither Paris lingerie boutiques.

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Discover Paris Design Week 2015

Paris Design Week provides an international platform for young and emerging design talent. Organised across Paris in some of the city's premier exhibition spaces, concept stores, hotels and restaurants, the week-long design 'itinerary' is free of charge...

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Consider some ink at Paris's tattoo parlours

Whether you're browsing for ideas or ready for your inking session, we've visited some of the top Paris tattoo studios to meet the artists and check out their work. Scroll through some artwork and see if any of the styles inspire you...

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Stock up on cheese at the city’s finest fromageries

Paris harbours more than just a few fantastic fromageries, where you can discuss the finer points of pasteurisation while making up a platter of your favourites or even dine on dairy delights at dedicated cheese restaurants...

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By: Maria Hagan

Browse beautiful art and antique markets

Want to put in a bid for a Louis XIV wardrobe? Or simply stroll through the streets of Montmartre in search of a vintage postcard to send home? Either way, we've got you covered with our pick of the most interesting art and antique markets the city has to offer. Just make sure to bring a full wallet and an empty carrier bag...

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Hop along to some fine new Parisian beer vendors

Perhaps the most striking index of Parisians' newfound thirst for beer is the rate at which the brown stuff is being taken up by traditional wine merchants. Artisanal lagers and ales are increasingly found alongside the usual bottles of rouge and champagne, while dedicated beer shops are expanding into ever more specialised territory...

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By: Time Out editors

Ogle the good stuff at organic markets

’Bio’ produce is unquestionably on the up and up in France, with fashionable menus gasping to emphasise their additive-free meat, locally sourced veg and 'natural' wine lists...

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By: Ellen Hardy