☆ Fashion and Shopping ☆
It was not by chance that the department stores – a delight for fashion fiends!! –originated in Paris..
From interior decoration to accessories for pets, from hats to gardening kits, you will find everything you could wish for for yourself or to delight friends and family..
There are constantly new places and ways to buy – fair trade, artisanal, on Sunday, in the evening, with a personal coach and more..
The latest trends are boutique-art galleries, bookshop-tearooms, workshop-shops and flagships stores of brands which are flourishing from the ChampsÉlysées to rue de Rivoli.
Take advantage of duty-free
You can benefit from duty free shopping if you are not a European citizen, are over 15 years-old, and have made your purchases (€175 minimum) within the last three months..
To be reimbursed for the VAT (value added tax), ask for “Tax-free Shopping France” receipts in the tax-free tourist stores..
Have them stamped at customs and return the pink stamped copies within the three months in the pre-stamped envelope that you received when you paid for your purchase(s)..
Beneath their Art Nouveau glass roofs, the boulevard Haussmann and Left Bank department stores have a legendary reputation..
Together with the department stores on rue de Rivoli and at the Madeleine, they are essential places for up-market shopping..
N.B.: at Christmas time their windows are decorated with magical mises en scènes.. A great success with the kids!!
52-64, rue de Rivoli (1st).
Tel: 01 42 74 90 00.
Mon to Sat: 9.30am to 7.30pm. Wed: 9.30am to 9pm.
40, bd Haussmann (9th).
M° Chaussée-d’Antin – La Fayette.
Tel: 01 42 82 34 56.
Mon to Sat: 9.30am to 7.30pm. Late opening Thu until 9pm.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
24, rue de Sèvres (7th).
Tel: 01 44 39 80 00.
Mon to Fri: 9.30am to 7pm. Thu: 10am to 9pm. Sat: 9.30am to 8pm.
Les Trois Quartiers
23, bd de la Madeleine (1st).
Tel: 01 42 97 80 12.
Mon to Sat: 10am to 7pm.
64, bd Haussmann (9th).
Tel: 01 42 82 63 17.
Mon to Sat: 9.35am to 7pm. Late opening Thu until 10pm.
Fashion, beauty, interior decor, DIY, well-being, sport, culture, high-tech ‘toys’… not forgetting those gourmet interludes, and everything under one roof!!
And these shopping spaces make an art of their decor, lighting and atmosphere..
Cour Saint-Émilion (12th).
Tel: 01 40 02 90 80.
Daily: 11am to 9pm.
Restaurants: 11am to 1.30am or 2.30am in the morning according to the day.
Carrousel du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli (1st).
M° Palais-Royal – Musée-du-Louvre.
Tel: 01 42 60 35 25.
Daily: 11am to 8pm, except Tue.
Restaurants: daily 8.30am to 11pm.
Forum des Halles
1-7, rue Pierre-Lescot (1st).
See ☆ Forum des Halles and its garden ☆
Shopping galleries Champs-Élysées
Arcades du Lido, Berri, Claridge, Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées (8th).
On the left-hand pavement going down the avenue.
Tour Maine-Montparnasse (14th).
Passage du Havre
12-14, rue du Havre (9th).