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The Best Places to Shop in Paris

PARISIANS’ FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS

Whether you’re crazy for haute couture or a fan of farmers’ markets, Paris offers some of the best shopping in the world. The city is bursting with cool concept stores, small designer boutiques, eco-friendly artisans, and centuries-old establishments. You can find everything here, if you know where to look. Our recommendations for retail therapy cover it all, from where to get fine foods and French pastries — did someone say macarons? — to Made-in-France fashions and beauty products. Here are the best places to shop in Paris like a local.

Gourmet Foods

One of our favorite things about living in Paris is all of the excellent food, and we don’t just mean in restaurants. Speciality food shops sell all the French staples, both sweet and savory.

We’ve taste-tested around town and we’re sharing our selection with you so you know where to find the best bread, cheese, wine, and more along with the top places for pastries and chocolates. Fellow food lovers, here’s where to do your shopping in Paris like a local.

  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Fashion Week Shopping Experience
    This unique experience includes a 3-hour shopping tour with professional stylist Izabele as well as entry to an exclusive Paris Fashion Week event as her guest.
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Paris Vintage Shopping Experience
    This 3-hour vintage shopping tour  Embark on a journey in the most charming district of Paris and find the clothing styles that suits you best. This is the ideal shopping experience for those who love the most authentic and rarest items. Vintage and chic!
  • Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences, Guided Tours
    Pastry Tour of Le Marais
    Le Marais is arguably the hippest neighborhood in Paris. While some may say that there are too many fashionistas, bobos, and tourists in the area, the charming cobblestone streets and vibrant atmosphere just can’t be beat. But Le Marais isn’t just about appearances. Local guides Nikki and Frederi…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Explore the Bastille Neighborhood
    Follow Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond down the small streets of the Quinze-Vingts, an often-overlooked part of the Bastille neighborhood that’s as interesting as its oddly arithmetic name — quinze-vingts translates to fifteen twenties, or 15 x 20.
  • Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences
    French Caviar Tasting
    The caviar you are about to discover is produced in the Dordogne region to the rhythms of the seasons and the life of sturgeons. This product of excellence, based on the valorization of a unique land and on innovative production techniques, is the reflection of impeccable standards. Research inno…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Discover a Greener Side of Paris
    Let locals Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond guide you through the small streets off the Canal Saint-Martin and introduce you to some of the most exciting actors and addresses on Paris’s eco-conscious scene. The Canal Saint Martin neighborhood has always attracted an eclectic crowd, …
  • Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences
    Market To Table Tour & Cooking Class
    Join American expat chef and cook book author Alisa of Sweet Pea Paris, for an authentically Parisian experience. You’ll start your adventure by following Alisa to one of Paris’s best marchés (fresh food markets), where you’ll tour the stalls, meet the merchants, discover local products, a…
  • Creative Activities, Experiences
    Brunch & A Bag Workshop
    Spend the morning in a Saint Germain café, learning how to design and paint your own custom canvas tote. Paris-based designer Kasia Dietz will teach you her techniques for designing wearable art, sharing some examples of her work and explaining exactly how she develops and creates her designs. …
  • Creative Activities, Experiences
    Totes & Treats Workshop
    Spend half a day in a Parisian apartment learning how to design and paint your own custom canvas tote! Paris-based designer Kasia Dietz welcomes you into her Marais home where she’ll teach you how to create wearable art. She’ll share examples of her work along with the techni…
  • Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences
    Café Gourmand Cooking Class
    This baking class is all about exploring the thoroughly brilliant Parisian concoction – Le Café Gourmand – a wonderful coupling of a good Espresso, a pousse-café* and miniature versions of four or five French pastries. It’s a small, extravagant luxury – go on, treat yourself! *Pousse-café – a li…

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

What better way to remember your time in the French fashion capital than with a souvenir you can wear again and again? We’re sharing our favorite places to buy chic scarves, hand-crafted handbags, beautiful blouses, and more so that you can always look and feel a little Parisian. Our local style mavens agree, for the best of Paris fashion, shop at these stores and then strut your stuff.

  • Creative Activities, Experiences
    Totes & Treats Workshop
    Spend half a day in a Parisian apartment learning how to design and paint your own custom canvas tote! Paris-based designer Kasia Dietz welcomes you into her Marais home where she’ll teach you how to create wearable art. She’ll share examples of her work along with the techni…
  • Fashion
    I Heart Paris Bag
    Stylishly show your love for Paris with this custom hand-painted handbag by local designer Kasia Dietz. This reversible, high-quality canvas tote is like two bags in one, flipping to black with a hand-painted ‘Paris’ pocket and secret zipper pocket.
  • Fashion
    Paris Postal Code Tote
    Stylishly show your love for your favorite arrondissement with this custom hand-painted handbag by local designer Kasia Dietz. This reversible, high-quality canvas tote is like two bags in one, flipping to black with a hand-painted ‘Paris’ pocket and secret zipper pocket. Available in all P…
  • Fashion
    Rive Droite Bag
    Show your love for your favorite side of the Seine with a custom, hand-painted Rive Droite bag by local designer Kasia Dietz. Reverses to black with hand-painted ‘Paris’ pocket and secret zipper pocket. Also available in Rive Gauche (Left Bank).
  • Fashion
    Brigitte Bardot Paris Icon T-Shirt
    Brigitte Bardot is a major international pop culture icon. Born and raised in Paris, B.B. started her career as an actress, model and singer in the 50’s and achieved international fame with her role in Roger Vadim’s ‘And God created woman’.
  • Fashion
    Edith Piaf Paris Icon T-Shirt
    Edith Piaf is a Parisian icon, the incarnation of la Chanson Française, and forever associated with Belleville, the Paris neighborhood where she lived most of her life (and where she’s buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery).
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Paris Fashion Tours
    Spend a few hours with Paris designer Kasia Dietz to learn all about Parisian style, discover the city’s best boutiques, and meet other local designers. About the Tour As a designer who’s called Paris home for over nine years, Kasia will introduce you to shops exclusive to Paris and…

HOME DECOR

Make your home feel French by surrounding yourself with pieces from Paris. While you’re in the City of Light, spend a few hours treasure hunting at a local antique shop, browse handmade housewares in an elegant boutique, or pop down to a department store to pick up a print. These are the stores we turn to when decorating our Parisian apartments.

  • Decoration
    Parc des Buttes Chaumont Scented Candle
    At the end of the day at Buttes-Chaumont we indulge in daydreaming in the shadow of its iconic Lebanon cedar. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont candle reveals a woody head and a light floral heart, against a sensual background of cedar and sandalwood.
  • Decoration
    Parisian Rooftops Print II
    Grey zinc roofs are one of the most distinctive features of Parisian architecture. On their way to UNESCO world heritage status, the city’s rooftops inspired local artist Clément Gy to create a beautiful series of urban landscape illustrations. Printed on high grain, high-quality paper, number…
  • Decoration
    Anaïs Nin Print
    Discover Anaïs Nin as you’ve never seen her before with this original print from the talented Parisian artist Helena Pallarés. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” is certainly the most famous quote from Anaïs Nin, the American diarist, essayist, novelist, and short story …
  • Decoration
    Ile Saint Louis Scented Candle
    The first rays of the sun heat the stone of the mansions of the banks of the Seine. The Ile Saint-Louis candle reveals a scent both mineral and woody with a watery head and a patchouli heart, on a Vetiver woody background.
  • Decoration
    Les Deux Magots Print
    With its iconic green and white awning, Les Deux Magots is renowned for being the café littéraire where great minds like Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus once gathered. Its terrace was a favorite of American expatriates aussi, including Julia Child and James Baldwin. Aujourd…
  • Decoration
    Tuileries Palais-Royal Scented Candle
    Like a colorful bouquet of a bride photographed in the garden of the Palais Royal, the Tuileries Palais-Royal candle is a harmonious blend of cut flowers, with an aquatic head and a floral heart of hyacinth, on a woody and green background.
  • Decoration
    Parisian Rooftops Print I
    Grey zinc roofs are one of the most distinctive features of Parisian architecture. On their way to UNESCO world heritage status, the city’s rooftops inspired local artist Clément Gy to create a beautiful series of urban landscape illustrations. Printed on high grain, high-quality paper, number…
  • Decoration
    Brigitte Bardot Print
    Discover Brigitte Bardot as you’ve never seen her before with this original print from the talented Parisian artist Helena Pallarés. Brigitte Bardot is a major international pop culture icon. Born and raised in Paris, B.B. started her career as an actress, model, and singer in the 50’s and ach…
  • Decoration
    Victor Hugo Print
    Discover Victor Hugo as you’ve never seen him before with this original print from the talented Helena Pallarés. Victor Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest French writers, and his most famous works, the novels Les Misérables, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame are indissociably linked to…
  • Decoration
    The Flâneur’s Box Set
    This Parisian scented candle box set includes the three signature Kerzon fragrances from their “Flâneries à Paris” collection. A trace of cedar and sandalwood takes you back to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, a hint of slightly sweet green reminds you of strolls through the Jardin du Luxembourg, an…

BOOKS & STATIONERY

Bring a bit of Paris’s rich literary culture back home with you and support small local bookstores while shopping in the city.

Like everywhere around the world, sadly more and more bookshops are closing here in the French capital, but fortunately, these lovely librairies remain open, offering exciting stories in the pages of the books they sell as well as interesting tales of what’s happened between their historic walls. If you’re looking for new reading material or perhaps a journal to write in during your travels, you’re sure to love these Paris bookstores.

  • Bookshop, Travel
    Fan of Fashion’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly what to see and do in Paris if you have a passion for fashion! Our resident fashionistas have turned their local insight into the ultimate Paris checklist so you can learn about Parisian style, discover designers and, of course, shop till you drop. It…
  • Bookshop, Travel
    Foodie’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly where to go and what to do in Paris if you want a true taste of the City of Light! Our resident foodies have turned their local insight into the ultimate checklist so you can learn about Parisian culinary culture, dine at the best bistros, and pick up go…
  • Bookshop, Decoration, Travel
    Paris Postcards – Café Collection
    Paris postcards from Anthony Tambourini The café culture in Paris is one of our favorite things about life in the city, and we’re guessing it’s part of why you love Paris too. This set of 5 postcards featuring original illustrations of the iconic Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Le Café Marly,…
  • Bookshop, Travel
    Book Lover’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly what to see and do in Paris if you love literature! Our resident bookworms turned their local insight into the ultimate checklist so you can follow in the footsteps of famous writers, visit the settings of your favorite stories, or find the perfect spot …

HEALTH & BEAUTY

The French are known for their amazing beauty products, renowned for their fragrances, soaps, cosmetics, and skincare. Be sure to pick some up while in the City of Light so that you can treat yourself to Parisian-style self-care wherever you are in the world. Luckily, they come in conveniently small packages so you can stock up and still have plenty of room left in your suitcase for other purchases! Here are our local recommendations for where to shop in Paris for your beauty product fix.

  • Creative Activities, Experiences
    Beauty & A Bag Workshop
    Spend the morning at a gorgeous day spa in Saint Germain, learning how to design and paint your own custom canvas tote before treating yourself to a manicure! Paris-based designer Kasia Dietz will teach you her techniques for designing wearable art, sharing some examples of her work and explai…
  • Fragrances
    The Queen of Hungary’s Radiance Balm
    The Radiance Balm is a nourishing facial treatment for dry to very dry skin inspired by the Queen of Hungary’s Water. It sublimates the complexion, prevents the appearance of the signs of aging, and balances the cutaneous flora thanks to pure rosemary extract taken from the King’s Garden of Versa…
  • Fragrances
    Parisian Cucumber Revitalizing Cream
    Inspired by the authentic Cucumber Pomade recipe, the cucumbers in Mademoiselle Saint Germain’s Revitalizing Cream come from the King’s Vegetable Garden of Versailles. A light cream with a high concentration of Bonneuil’s white cucumber as well as unique nourishing and repairing active ingredi…
  • Fragrances
    The Queen of Hungary’s Radiance Lotion
    Mademoiselle Saint Germain’s Radiance Lotion is a beauty elixir inspired by the authentic recipe of Queen of Hungary’s water. It sublimates the complexion instantly thanks to pure rosemary extract taken from the King’s Garden of Versailles. A refreshing and purifying part of any beauty routine. …

All Our Favorites for Shopping in Paris