Where to Shop the Sales in Paris

Where to Go for ‘Les Soldes’
Sales shopping in Paris

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January 11, 2023
Unlike in the United States, stores in France don’t have random, year-round sales. The sales season here is limited to just 2 four-week periods each year, so you need to make the most of that time to take advantage of the best promotions. Here are our suggestions for shopping the sales in Paris.
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It’s officially the season of Les Soldes! In France, these government-regulated sales periods come around twice a year, once in summer and once in winter, so make sure to take advantage while you can!

The 2023 winter sales in Paris run January 11 – February 7 with the 2023 summer sales in Paris scheduled from June 28 – July 25.

If you’re in Paris at this time, it’s the perfect chance to get some great deals. From world-renowned luxury brands to small local boutiques, nearly all stores in Paris participate, so prepare to do some serious shopping! 

Below, you’ll find our five top tips for where to faire les soldes while in Paris.

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Luxury Shopping: Place Vendôme & Rue Saint Honoré

Yes, even the crème de la crème of luxury brands gets in on les soldes, often offering between 20-40% off some of last season’s items. From Louboutin to Chanel and Louis Vuitton to Longchamp, all the famous names can be found around the Place Vendôme or along the Rue Saint Honoré. This oh-so-chic part of Paris lies north of the Tuileries Gardens and extends west to the Palais de l’Elysées, the home of the French President. Needless to say, this area attracts a lot of tourists, window shoppers, and luxury-lovers alike.

Addresses:
Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris – Metro Tuileries
Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris – Metro Concorde

Place Vendôme in Paris, France

Something for Everyone: Rue de Rivoli & Rue du Commerce

One of Paris’s main shopping streets, the Rue de Rivoli is roughly two miles long. Although it runs all the way from Saint Paul in Le Marais past the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde, most of the stores lie between Hôtel de Ville and the metro stop Louvre-Rivoli. Along the street, you’ll find shops selling mostly fast fashion, affordable accessories or beauty products. It can get very crowded though, so try to go in the morning during the work week.

For a somewhat-less-crowded shopping session, try the Rue du Commerce instead. Little-known by tourists, this tree-lined street in the 15th Arrondissement is a favorite among locals. Roughly 100 mid-range boutiques and budget-friendly brands sell men’s and women’s fashion, shoes and accessories, or beauty products and jewelry.

Addresses:
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris – Metro Louvre-Rivoli
Rue du Commerce, 75015 Paris – Metro Commerce

Rue de Rivoli
Rue de Rivoli

Away from the Crowds: Bercy Village

This pleasant open-air shopping center is often overlooked by Parisians and tourists alike. Situated in the 12th Arrondissement, Bercy Village is home to several home décor boutiques and clothing stores, and there are also plenty of great restaurants if you work up an appetite.

Address: Cour Saint-Emilion, 75012 Paris – Metro Cour Saint-Émilion

Bercy Village outdoor shopping center in Paris.

Classic Paris Department Stores: Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, BHV, Bon Marché

These four stores represent the historic Grands Magasins de Paris, department stores that date back to the second half of the 19th century. With impressive architecture housing several floors of designer clothing, accessories, home décor, beauty products, and gourmet goodies, these stores are like a shopping mall in and of themselves. You could spend all day shopping the sales, and even take a break for lunch, without ever having to step outside!

Addresses:
Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris – Metro Havre-Caumartin
Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris – Metro Chaussée d’Antin La Fayette
BHV, 52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris – Metro Hôtel de Ville
Bon Marché, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris – Metro Sèvres-Babylone

Interior view of Paris department store Galeries Lafayette
Under the dome inside the Galeries Lafayette

Chic Shopping Center: Beaugrenelle Paris

Stay warm while doing your winter shopping in this recently-constructed indoor mall. Located on the Left Bank of the Seine in the 15th Arrondissement, the Beaugrenelle Paris is light and airy with impressive contemporary architecture. This chic but edgy building is home to over 100 stores and restaurants, covering everything from home décor to fashion and beauty. Inside you’ll find prestigious Parisian brands like Ladurée and Guerlain as well as fashion-forward clothing boutiques and big-name chains. And to top it off, it’s just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.

Address: 12 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris – Metro Charles Michels

 

Editor’s note: Article originally published January 7, 2019. Last updated December 29, 2022.

 


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