Top 5 Paris boutiquesBy guest blogger Yuli...
Paris, France is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. The city of light has always been the symbol for high fashion, classy people and amazing cuisine. Twice a year, (in the Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer time) thousands of fashion lovers from all over the globe arrive to Paris in order to be part of the biggest event of the year, the famous fashion week. Visiting the fashion week means you will not only have the chance view some of the fashion trends for the coming year, but you will also be able to visit this gorgeous city and enjoy all it has to offer.
There are so many cultural things to see and do in Paris: go to the Eiffel Tower, take a boat trip on the Seine River, visit the Lover and many more. However, there is one main activity that true fashionsitas love doing here especially, shopping, and a lot of it. Because there are so many different shops and areas where you can surly find on what to spend your money, we have decided to help you out and point to you on the top 5 Paris boutiques:
1. Printemps department store - Address: 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
There is really no better way to start with our “top 5 Paris boutiques” counting than with this amazing department store. Built more than 100 years ago, this arty- looking shop is the biggest beauty department store in the world. When the Printemps just got open all these years ago, there was a clear vision to let it illustrate the chic and perfectionism which is an essential part of the Parisian culture. This vision was successfully implemented because till today this department store is more than just a shop; it is a huge pride for the Parisian people. We must say we understand why: stretched over 45,000 square meters, the Printemps offers famous brands such as Channel, Gucci, Gstar, Nina Ricci and more. Aside from great shopping there are also plenty of trendy restaurants which offer amazing cuisine and elegant atmosphere.
2. Didier Ludot vintage shop - Address: Address: 20-24 galerie de Montpensier, Jardin du Palais-Royal, 75001 Paris
Are you a vintage lover? Do you like spending hours in one shop browsing through different pieces till you find you’re very own special thing? If you do, than this shop will be pure heaven for you. There are many vintage shops in Paris, but this one is truly amazing. Every object you’ll see there was carefully selected in order to maintain high quality standards and fashion exclusivity. The staff at the store is super nice and because long browsing is encouraged by them, you will not get angry looks even if you made a bit of a mess. Brands like Dior, Givenchy and YSL are offered here and you can be certain you won’t leave empty handed!
3.Merci concept store - Address: 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003, Paris
When entering Merci concept store, there is a cosy vibe, relaxed atmosphere and feels-like home attitude. The interior design at Merci is exclusive and luxury, same as the clothes and accessories they offer. Located in a sunny loft at the middle of Oberkampf neighbourhood, this stunning shop offers one-of-a-kind pieces that are no where else to be found. Aside from legendary brands such as Stella McCartney and YSL, you will also be able to find here clothing items from young designers which are innovative and fashion-forward. The nicest thing about Merci is the fact that all the profits that are made in the shop are being donated to different non-profit organizations.
4.Petit Bateau chain - Address: all over Paris
This cheerful shop is colourful, welcoming and most important: affordable. If you are looking for some high quality basics such as sturdy cotton snickers, cool t-shirts and cute baby clothes, than you should defiantly come here. The Petit Bateau chain is very famous all over France and every year it becomes bigger than the last one. It is not only the exclusive fabrics and original designs that make this shop so popular; the main vision of the brand is to allow all people, regardless of their income or background, to be able to shop freely without getting guilt trips for spending too much money.
5. André shoe shop Address: all over Paris, for more info check their official website
Located in almost every street-corner, André shoe shop is funky, young, different and super fashionable. Founded in 1896 this trendy shoe chain offers diverse models from high fashion to street wear. The prices are shockingly affordable, especially for the high quality you get in return. If you have fetish for shoes, (who doesn’t?) you will go crazy here from all the different models, shapes and colours. And if amazing shoes are not enough for you, check out their amazing bags, we are certain you will find something you like!
As there are so many other amazing boutiques in Paris, we would recommend you to do some research in advance. Don’t forget to book your hotel in Paris next to all the good shopping locations!