Where to Shop in Paris

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Nose

Paris, France

Nose, as its name may suggest, is a store only focused on perfume. The beauty concept store in the 2nd arrondissement primary focus is to help you find your ideal perfume. Specialising in creating personalised scents, it has a range of more than 50 brands of rare fragrances, cosmetics and home fragrances.

Address

20 Rue Bachaumont 75002

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Merci

Paris, France

Located in an old wallpaper factory, Merci is everyone’s favourite concept/general store in Paris. You’ll find everything here from art postcards, pet accessories and patterned notebooks to homeware, kitchenware and cool European clothing brands. The space has three different cafés where you can get lunch or grab a quick coffee. Our favourite is the literary café (with over 10,000 books making up its second-hand collection). The best reason to shop here? All of its profits go to charity.

Address

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003

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Montaigne Market

Paris, France

Situated on the well known Avenue Montaigne between brands such as Marni and Fendi, Montaigne Market is a favourite amongst the fashion-set in Paris. One of the most acclaimed multi-brand boutiques in the capital Avenue Montaigne stocks over 60 international designers alongside lesser-known contemporary brands.

Address

57 Avenue Montaigne 75008

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The Broken Arm

Paris, France

Located in the heart of Le Marais, The Broken Arm was founded by three fashion and lifestyle bloggers. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the store is stylish and minimalist with carefully selected designers that match their unpretentious approach to fashion. Think Raf Simons sneakers and Acne leather jackets with structured handbags and leather boots on show. For a recharge post-shopping, grab have a coffee and cake at their café next door.

Address

12 Rue Perrée 75003

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Sept Cinq

Paris, France

Sept Cinq is a small lifestyle boutique with a very specific purpose: to sell Parisian products, exclusively. The type of place you're likely to find the perfect birthday present – a hand-painted notebook, a beautiful art book or a hand-crafted candle – created by local designers. Worth going if you are in Pigalle but not necessarily a shop to make the trip for.

Address

54 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette 75009

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Kilo Shop

Paris, France

At Kilo Shop, one of the best vintage shops in Paris, the prices are based on weight. Probably better for a summer shopping session, but still affordable with heavier items like bags, coats and shoes. Prices are very reasonable – expect to pay around €40 for a leather jacket. There are two locations in Paris.

Address

69-71 rue de la Verrerie 75004

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Shakespeare and Company

Paris, France

This little English bookshop with thousands of books was the first place to publish the entirety of James Joyce’s Ulysses when no one else would. The Rive Gauche treasure is admittedly one that the whole world knows about, but still remains a must see in Paris.

Address

37 Rue de la Bûcherie 75005

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Frenchtrotters

Paris, France

With two locations in Marais and the 11th, there’s no excuse to miss this quintessential Parisian store. Housing brands such as Acne, Carven, Mackintosh and their own in-house label, FrenchTrotters is where you can master that Parisian look – no makeup, tattered jeans, bandana-patterned blouse and the perfect snakeskin boots.

Address

128 rue Vieille du Temple 75003

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L’ECLAIREUR

Paris, France

Located behind a huge black door, only Parisians with a keen sense of fashion know this address since there is no other indication that it exists. Considered the first concept store within the city, L’ECLAIREUR sets new trends with its collection of creative pieces

Address

10 Rue Hérold 75001

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Des Petits Hauts

Paris, France

The sweetest of the sweet, this is exactly what you would imagine when trying to conjure up an absolutely adorable, oh-so-French shop. All blush pinks and creams and the softest cashmere, this is your one-stop-shop to stocking up on Parisienne-approved pullovers, delicate camisoles dusted with stars and pompom-adorned straw baskets. They have adorable gifting items and home accessories; we’re huge fans of their playful birthday cards, sparkly drawing pins and pastel stationary.

Address

4 Rue de Sévigné 75004

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Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

While it’s difficult to resist diving headlong into the eclectic collection of jumble that pours out into Paris’s biggest antiques market in the 18th arrondissement, it’s a labyrinth, so it’s wise to prepare beforehand. The main drag is Rue des Rosiers so start there before peeling off into Marché Jules Vallès for bric-a-brac and Paul Bert Serpette for bigger furnishings if you’re feeling flush. STAY: Hotel du Petit Moulin

Address

142 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, Paris, France