Paris A Shoppers Paradise
As the fashion capital of the world, it is no secret that Paris is a shopper paradise. Shopping enthusiasts from different countries hop on a plane just to be able to enjoy the blissful experience of finding the latest fashion trends woven into some of the most beautiful streets in the entire world.
For that effortless French chic, head over to the Champs-Elysées, the most famous shopping strip on the planet. The Champs will take you through renowned stores like Hugo Boss and Abercrombie & Fitch, along with a myriad of restaurants offering delectable French and world cuisine. As you shop, you will be surrounded by classic Parisian architecture, and the incredible Arc de Triumphe- one of the city’s most beautiful and iconic monuments.
Paris is also known for its grand magasins, or department stores. Unlike in most cities, Parisian department stores are known for their opulent decoration, impeccable customer service, and buildings that are staples of French architecture. Stores like Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and Le Bon Marché have changed the history of France, and of shopping. Galeries Lafayette’s innovative services for customers such as hair salons, and dining options within its doors revolutionized the experience of shopping. In fact, it is the second most visited landmark in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower! Le Bon Marche doesn’t fall back in importance, as it was the store that introduced the ideas of standard sizes, fitting rooms, and shopping for fun.
All around these iconic shopping spots are the hidden local stores where you will find treasures. Hidden in the cobblestone streets, under street lamps, and in unexpected corners are the beautiful boutique stores that offer everything from organic candles, to high couture fashion, to quality vintage, to French delicacies, and handmade crafts.
Whether you are looking for a street dedicated to celebrating fashion, large stores decorated luxuriously, or tiny boutique shops, you can be sure that Paris is the city where shopping will never disappoint.