Paris Boutiques ★★★
Les boutiques de Paris
The best concentrations of high-end and fashionable stores in Paris are in the adjoining 1er and 8e. No single street offers more shops than the long rue du Faubourg St-Honoré/rue St-Honoré and its tributaries. Even if you can't afford the prices, it's fun to have a look.
Big fashion houses like Hermés (no. 24; Hermes.com) hawk ties and scarves, Longchamp (no. 404; Longchamp.com) sells leather handbags, and Hervé Léger (24 rue Cambon; Herveleger.com) does cutting-edge fashion.
Even better, you can get discounts on runway samples and slightly worn creations of the big names at Anna Lowe (104 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré; Annalowe.com), and—down in the 16eme—Réciproque (92–97 rue de la Pompe, Reciproque.fr), the largest luxury consignment shop oin Paris, offering slight bargains on a remarkably wide range of the big labels and top designers.
For a break from the clothes and accessories, La Maison du Chocolat (225 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré; www.lamaisonduchocolat.com) sells confections as rich as its prices.
Known as the City of Love and Light, Paris is likewise the City of Style. Nearly synonymous with fashion, luxury, and haute couture, Paris boasts a long list of fashion history's most iconic designers. From Worth and Poiret, to Vuitton, Chanel and Dior, these fashion visionaries turned the city into a haven for designers and trendsetters alike. On our three-hour Paris fashion tour in the company of a historian, we will weave a narrative through Parisian fashion history, from our discussion of the late 18th-century notion shops in covered passageways, the rise of the grands magasins, and the 20th-century designers who revolutionized the way we dress.
- Learn about fashion history in the world's fashion capital.
- Paris fashion tour led by a fashion or art historian.
- Small group—maximum 6 people.
Paris Fashion Tour
We will begin at the Palais Royal (also explored on our Gardens of Paris Tour), where we’ll stroll through the covered passages that introduced glass-front shops to the 18th-century. Designed by Louis-Phillipe d'Orléans, Duc de Chartres in 1781, Palais Royal combined shopping, entertainment, and leisure space, becoming an instant sensation with the Parisians.
Previously accustomed to narrow, winding streets, the orderly layout of the complex was revolutionary. Customers who came here to see and be seen were dazzled by various wares, fabrics, cafés, and restaurants and would see many current designs later that night at the theatre, where actors simultaneously portrayed and influenced the style of the day.
Capital of Fashion
We will then move towards the Opéra and the grands magasins created as a result of Baron Haussmann’s 19th-century urban revitalization plan—a critical part of Parisian history explored on our Paris City Planning Tour. Here, we will learn how the most current fashion trends of the Second Empire became accessible to a wider audience.
We’ll pass by the former ateliers of high-end designers such as Charles Frederick Worth and Jacques Doucet, whose luxurious and stylish gowns attracted customers such as Empress Eugénie and other nobility. Worth and Doucet's notoriety even reached the famous actresses and the wealthiest women who visited from all over the world, truly establishing Paris as the capital of fashion.
Passing through the Place Vendôme, now home to high-end jewelers and boutiques, we’ll step into fashion of the 20th-century. Pioneered by Coco Chanel, who installed her studios nearby, we will look at the shift away from the excessive, constrictive designs for women's fashion towards more practical—yet no less stylish—silhouettes. Here, we’ll consider how the Art Déco movement influenced shoppers who flocked to the newest ready-to-wear boutiques along the famous rue Saint-Honoré.
"Our docent was knowledgeable, energetic, and came prepared with great drawings to help us visualize the designs. There was so much historical content—even my husband loved it."
Take Aways on the Champs-Elysées
Emerging onto the Champs-Elysées, we will enter one of the city's most illustrious avenues. Home to many contemporary fashion houses, the Champs-Elysées remains renowned for its extensive, high-end shopping opportunities. Here, we'll finish our time with a better understanding of fashion's evolution in Paris, and in the perfect jumping off point to do some independent shopping.
For those seeking some assistance finding the best boutiques, we suggest our Paris Shopping Tour.
Known for its long history as the capital of the fashion and its biannual Fashion Week events, Paris is undeniably one of the top shopping destinations in the world. From vintage haute couture to cutting-edge design objects, Louis XV-era antiques to flea markets finds, there is something for everyone. However, with boutiques hidden in plain sight along winding Parisian streets, it can be daunting to decide just where to begin. Our custom Paris shopping tour is led by an industry expert guide, providing a highly personalized experience designed with your shopping interests in mind.
- Private, personalized Paris shopping tour designed around your interests.
- Led by an industry expert who can inspire, offer advice, and interpret.
- Focus can be on fashion, design, or antiques.
Paris Shopping Tour
Depending on your personal expectations, from style to budget, we will lead you through a made-to-measure shopping tour in the city. With intimate knowledge of the city's best clothing stores, stands at the marchés aux puces, and interior design boutiques, our docent will guide you through the experience of acquiring your next statement piece. If you require advice on or assistance with your purchases, your docent will happily lend a hand. We also aim to organize "contextual" walks on shopping in Paris, in which we explore current trends, such as high-design, economical clothing.
"All five of us enjoyed the tour - and we agreed the best part was that we were able to cover a lot of ground efficiently, instead of wandering aimlessly in and out of boutiques."
In order to best design your personalized itinerary, we ask that you use the Notes box to tell us a little bit about yourself, your interests, and any specific focus, shop, or product you want to include on this walk. We may also provide you with a more detailed questionnaire in order to properly prepare. We will then contact you to advise on what is possible and which of our docents we feel will be the best fit for the experience.
Related Custom Offerings
We can sometimes arrange for a behind-the-scenes tour at the atelier of an up-and-coming designer, or other customized experiences. Please contact us for more information.
You can also look for the right fashion accessory to complement your every day wear that screams Paris. Exquisite bags, exclusive scarves, designer shoes and magnificent jewelry are awaiting your purchase on this Paris shopping tour.
Would you love to be able to afford the "Haute Couture" clothes of Penelope Cruz, Monica Belluci or Kate Moss? Then join this unique Paris shopping tour that takes you into the fashion insider's world in the most stylist city on the planet, where you can buy the luxury clothes you've always dreamed of, at affordable prices.
Shop in select resale shops that sell couture cloths at heavily discounted prices. You'll also visit the most prestigious resale shops in Paris, owned by fashion editors and photographers. Designer clothing and accessories are sold here straight off the catwalk, and you'll find collection prototypes at a third of the marked-up price. You'll also attend sample sales on the tour, where the most fashionable brands sell last year's collections at a discount of up to 70%.
You'll visit places that only the savviest Parisians know about, and see the workshops of a new generation of talented fashion designers who trained with Paris' famous fashion houses. With their unique style and talent, these up-and-coming designers are definitely names to watch.
Your fashion tour begins and ends at a centrally located Paris cafe.
Join this Paris shopping tour and shop for fabulous bags (everyday handbags, dressy handbags, funky handbags, backpacks, side packs), terrific shoes (tennis shoes, dressy shoes, flat shoes, heels, boots, sandals) and the greatest jewelry ever (delicate necklaces, unique earrings, funky bracelets, gorgeous rings) in the worlds most stylish city.
You'll also discover the favorite leisurewear of thrifty Parisian teenagers on a budget, and attend sample sales where the most fashionable brands sell last year's collections at discounts of up to 70%. So you are guaranteed to go home with the funkiest fashion accessories and Parisian outfit all your friends will envy!
Your guide is qualified to work with teenagers and carries a cell phone at all times. Of course, parents are more than welcome to join the fun of this shopping tour...and usually book the tour for themselves! Your tour begins and ends at a centrally located Paris café .
Start your Paris fashion tour at the Places des Vosges, one of the oldest and prettiest squares in Paris. Here, you will meet your friendly expert guide, whose fashion industry experience will provide you with an insider look at the one of the fashion capital of the worlds most fashionable districts the Marais.
Throughout your three-hour walking tour, learn the tips and tricks of Parisian style and glamor from your guide. Stroll down the Marais historic, cobbled streets, stopping at cool and quirky boho boutiques that you wouldnt normally find without a local expert. The heart of the alternative fashion scene is far from the high-end fashion houses, yet full of on-trend and original pieces you won't find in the city's other major shopping districts.
Find everything you need to complete your Parisian look, from clothing to scarves to bags. Visit the shops of a hat maker, shoemaker and jewelry designer, and admire their stunning creations. Discover some of the best cashmere on the planet, and meet a perfume specialist who will introduce you to luxurious scents. Your guide will offer personalized styling suggestions so you can combine these elements to create the perfect look.
Join this 2h Private Teen Shopping Tour in Paris and shop in the worlds most fabulous city!
This fabulous tour is designed for teen girls who want to enjoy a day of shopping in Paris and get the most of it with the help of a stylist and personal shopper who speaks fluently English.
Accompanied by Linda, your stylist & personal shopper, its like shopping with your stylish best friend!
She will help you find those Parisian must-have additions to your wardrobe and make the seasons trends work for you within your budget and will introduce you to some of the citys most famous boutiques as well as hidden treasures known only to locals!
You will also explore the charm of the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris and soak up the atmosphere of le Marais with a stop at Places de Vosges.
This 2-hour Private Teen Shopping Tour in Paris features stops at teen-focused clothing boutiques, accessory and makeup stores and more. The focus is on affordable clothing and accessories, with higher-end teen boutiques.
Tour participants will enjoy a private custom shopping itinerary and fashion advice from a professional wardrobe stylist.
100% Personalized Shopping Tour. Mix and match colors for maximum impact, Expand and build a wardrobe with fewer pieces and visit exclusive chic Parisian boutiques according to your budget & budget. We will give you fashion advice on how each item works with your body type, coloring, and individual style from your personal shopper and stylist! You will also get tips on how to play down your problem areas by maximizing your strengths, why color makes or breaks an outfit.Last, but not least, prepare for a Fabulous Night in Paris. Make up session (30 minutes) and styling/hair session only (hair styling does not include color and haircut).
To relax, enjoy a lunch at a Typical French brasserie (1 French salad + 1 drink)
Your Parisian shopping tour starts as you meet Linda, your personal shopper, stylist, and guide, at a central location near Le Marais, one of Paris' most stylish neighborhoods.
Discover must-have additions to your wardrobe with help from Linda, who provides advice on how to make the seasons trends work for you within your budget. You'll be introduced to some of the citys most famous boutiques, as well as hidden treasures known only to locals. Select a themevintage, chic boutiques, or trendsor enjoy a little bit of everything. Along the way, soak up the atmosphere of the historical Marais as you walk, and make a stop at Places de Vosges.
This private teen shopping tour features stops at teen-focused clothing boutiques, accessory and makeup stores, and more. The focus is on affordable clothing and accessories, with higher-end teen boutiques.
Visit the Galeries Lafayette® Paris Haussmann in the heart of Paris to begin your luxury shopping experience. Since 1895, Galeries Lafayette® has been the last word in high-end shopping in Paris, and today the store sells an enormous range of luxury items including cosmetics, homeware, leather goods, perfume and the latest fashions for both men and women.
Head up to the premium lounge, "Le Concierge" located on the fifth floor of the store to receive your branded edition Galeries Lafayette® shopping bag. Wander around the premium lounge at your leisure and admire beautiful displays of the products and items on sale.
Take a break from shopping and enjoy panoramic views over the French capital from the rooftop viewing area. Afterward, use your coupon to exchange at one of the restaurants : Angelina, Vue Sur Coupole and Starbucks, located on the 2nd floor of the main store, and receive a soft drink and a choice of French Pastry.
After your sweat break, continue shopping at your leisure or head to the lounge and complete your tax refund form to enjoy savings on the items youve bought. When youre happy with your purchases from the Galeries Lafayette® , head back out into Paris to enjoy the rest of your day.
Your driver will pick you up lead you to most famous districts shopping of Paris, he will take care of your packages and your bags while you enjoy the most of your shopping moment, hands free.
This is a premium service, all vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi and refreshments. Your transfer will be carried in :
- Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6
- Mercedes V-Class
- Or equivalent
If you want to enjoy a shopping day in Paris, without thinking about the constraints of taxi journey or bags to carry, so book your car with chauffeur now!
Your driver will drive you to the iconic shopping districts, depending of what you want to buy:
- L’ Avenue Montaigne, Rue Saint Honore for luxury and high fashion,
- Le Marais for fashion and designers.
- Le Bon Marché, Galeries lafayette, Printemps for « grands magasins » (Mall) .
Your personal driver will meet you at your hotel or your apartment, with a luxury car with tinted windows and air conditioning.
You can then leave all your shopping in the wide trunk of a sedan type car (Mercedes or Audi) or a minivan, depending on the number of passengers.
The driver will remain available for 4, 6, 8 or 10 hours for the most passionate. The service will start at the time of your convenience between 9am to 8pm
Board your luxury, air-conditioned coach or mini-coach in central Paris for the 1-hour drive to La Vallée Village. Youll have the whole morning or afternoon to explore more than 100 boutiques of high-end French and international brands at this open-air outlet mall, set in the lovely Parisian countryside near Disneyland® Paris.
Stroll down the picturesque streets and stop to browse luxury wares at shops including Baccarat, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Coach, Michael Kors and Versace. Keep your energy up with a quick bite from Natalies Café or a sweet treat from Amorino (own expense).
Find previous collections from top designers at discounts of at least 33% off. Present your transport ticket at the information desk on arrival to receive discount vouchers for three stores of your choice and save an additional 10% on your purchases!
After four hours of shopping some of the worlds best-known designer names, board the coach for your relaxing, stress-free return trip to central Paris.
This Paris Shopping concept ensures that you get to experience Authentic Parisian Boutiques, Cuisine and Wine during your Tour.
It revolves around creating a customized tour suitable to your needs, budget and preferences, providing a suitable guide, access to discounts and many more benefits.
Youd like to fill your wardrobe with Parisian elegance, style, grace and distinction? We will take you on a shopping ride (Triangle dor, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
) to encounter Parisian chic in all its shapes and forms.
You will discover exclusive addresses, great French institutions such as Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, Carven but also new designers and even emerging institutions. Jewels, shoes, night dresses, watches, bags, we will be there to assist you and guide you through your purchases. You will be introduced to habits and the basics worn by Parisian chics. Beyond the shopping experience, we will offer you the keys to Parisian chic which does not stop at a simple outfit.
Your shopping tour starts as you meet your guide at a designated point in Paris.
Learn how to put together the Bobo look as you visit boutiques to shop for the perfect combination of casual and chic, vintage and luxury. Your personalized tour provides access to shops that offer quintessential Bobo style, atmosphere, and offers. From Montmartre to Canal Saint-Martin, the Bobo is recognized around town thanks to his or her mix of both funky and designer clothing.
Your shopping guide gives you styling tips and behavior secrets so you can attain the perfect Bobo look. With her help, shop for wardrobe items according to your personal style, body type, and budget. If you wish, you can also enjoy a French breakfast or a drink at a wine bar, depending the which tour your choose, morning or afternoon (own expense).
Who better than a Parisian, keen on Fashion, can reveal its local addresses ? Avoid the crowd and discover Paris as no one else with your Parisian Fashion Expert. Once you have made the booking, an evaluation form will be send in order to know: your budget, the brand you like, the shop you want to see, the things you want to buy... this 3-Hour tour will be 100% customized for you and you will receive a VIP treatment.
More than just shopping it's a fashion and lifestyle experience in Paris!
The fashion expert meets the client at a centrally located meeting point for which you will be given all the details in advance.
After meeting with your fashion expert, the 3-Hour journey of shopping starts with the itinerary sized for you. If you have last-minute requests, the Fashion expert will add them to he list.
There is no obligation to buy in this private fashion tour, you just do whatever you want. The expert guide is here to recommend you the best in Paris, and introduce you to the best shops and fashion brands.
Please note that drinks and lunch are not included in this tour but you can decide to do some breaks whenever you want to. On another topic, comfortable shoes are highly recommended in this tour as there is a little bit of walking from a spot to another!
Outside the theater La Comédie-Française, meet your fashion-insider guide to begin your private walking tour through one of Paris' most stylish neighborhoods.
Pass by vintage boutiques and visit a nearby cour d'honneur, where you can enjoy a photo op, and then walk along Rue Saint-Honoré to Colette, the most famous Parisian concept store. Continue to Place Vendôme, an elegant square home to exquisite jewelry stores, as well as the Ritz, before walking along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to Palais de l'Elysée, the official residence of the President of France.
With a master's degree in fashion and professional experience in the French fashion industry, your guide provides a wealth of information about the world of fashion brands, visual merchandising, and the latest trends and collections. Your tour ends along the Champs-Elysées, where you're well placed to continue exploring and shopping on your own.
Please note: Visiting boutiques is available on request, and your guide can adapt the tour to your needs and interests.
Paris, the capital of fashion, is home to the some of the most famous high-fashion houses in the world. Your private tour to see some of these legendary stores begins with pickup by your private guide at your hotel or at C_42. Hop into your Citroën 2CV, and take off along the elegant streets of Paris.
Arriving on the French motoring scene in the 1940s, the attention-grabbing and economical 2CV quickly became de reigeur. While their look has changed over the years, the original modelssuch as the one used on this tourare held in deep-rooted affection in France. So, enjoy the attention from locals and visitors alike as you ride around in a true original, a soft-top vintage 2CV.
Your driver regales you with the history of Parisian fashion and anecdotes about the fashion world while you admire the sights and take photos. If the weather is nice, you can ask your driver to pull down the roof so you can enjoy an open-top tour. Drive through all the major fashion districts of Paris, and spot brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton before ending up at the temple of contemporary fashion, the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann department store. If you spend at least 50 euros inside the store, you'll be invited for a sweet break to enjoy a soft drink and a pastry or cake at the main store café (own expense). Your tour ends here, where you can continue shopping and exploring on your own.
Sights you'll see during your drive include: the jewelry heart of Paris, Rue de la Paix, Place Vendôme, the golden triangle of Paris, Avenue Montaigne, Avenue George V, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Saint-Honoré (the place to be), Saint-Paul (gourmet shopping), Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Place des Vosges, Palais Royal (arty shopping), Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Place des Victoires.
Want to get a real Marais lifestyle experience in 3 steps?
1. Firts, enjoy an exclusive shopping experience at LE BHV MARAIS, the Parisians favorite department store, with VIP access to the Salon Marais lounge, hotel delivery, tax refund facilities and discounts.
2. Then, head off with your professional guide to discover the quirkiest spots in this ultra-hip district of Paris, packed full of history and culture.
3. In the evening, relax on the most beautiful Rooftop in the Marais, on the top of LE BHV MARAIS, and take in the incredible view of Paris as you sip on a drink.
Discover Le Marais with LE BHV MARAIS:
Guided Tour + Shopping experience + Rooftop drinks with amazing views.
Open 7 days a week, LE BHV MARAIS, founded in 1856, is located in the heart of the capital, just a stones throw from Notre-Dame and opposite the Hôtel de Ville, in the ultra-trendy, historical and cultural Marais district.
LE BHV MARAIS is unique; as well as housing more than 2,000 fashion and design brands, it offers a whole range of diverse activities. Welcome to the only department store in the world with its own tourist trail. LE BHV MARAIS has intensively trained their own professional guides who in turn; have created tailor- made tours for the stores visitors.
"Under the shadows cast by private mansions, some of them over 500 years old, you will bump into colourful characters, in a place where anecdotes mingle with great historic events, for an unforgettable trip through time."
How to organize my venue:
1. Visit LE BHV MARAIS Welcome desk on the ground floor of the store, at the entrance opposite the Hôtel de Ville, where you can collect your pouch containing all your special vouchers for this Insider Marais offer.
2. Youre free to set off and explore LE BHV MARAIS and start shopping, at your leisure. Take a wander through our 2000 brands in a hands-free shopping session.
3. When you need a break, you will be welcomed into our exclusive Salon Marais, your private lounge, usually closed to the public, for a moment of relaxation. In total tranquillity, you can pay for your purchases, complete your tax refund, and let yourself unwind by ordering express delivery of your purchases to your hotel, whilst enjoying a refreshment.
4. IMPORTANT : At 18h30, your insider tour begins when your guide picks you up in the Salon Marais to take you in the historic Marais district, for a unique tour, on an entirely bespoke route, that you wont find available anywhere else.
5. To round off your tour, from 8.15pm use your direct access pass to enjoy THE terrace of choice for Parisians, Le Perchoir Marais, located on the 7th floor of the store. You can use your access at any time during your evening. Your guide will show you where to gain entry to the Rooftop. Your pass entitles you to a free drink. And for those of you feeling a little peckish, there will also be some small dishes and snack plates available.
6. Be amazed by the incredible panoramic view over Paris, as you enjoy a drink. Relax and unwind, you can extend your evening late into the night (open until 1.30am).
NB: As a special bonus, LE BHV MARAIS offers you a surprise: -20% off on a selection of our brands (see conditions in store).
Indulge yourself on a 2-hour private walking shopping tour with a personal shopper at Val dEurope!
Your private personal shopper will enable you to assert your style according to your tastes, your lifestyle, your morphology and your personality.
Do you imagine how cool it would be to browse through 200 of the hottest French and international brands while supported by precious advice from your own personal shopper ? Do you picture yourself strolling past spectacular storefronts, in a mall with dazzling architecture, inspired by the Paris Grand Palais exhibition hall ?
Make this happen by meeting Laureen, your personal shopper, for a Private Shopping Tour at Val dEurope !
Laureen will give you advice on finding your dream fashion look within your budget and you will also get up to 50% discount on a large selection of brands.
Your private personal shopper will enable you to assert your style according to your tastes, your lifestyle, your morphology and your personality.
Imagine what it would be like to enjoy a day of VIP shopping just next to Disneyland Paris Check out 200 of the hottest French and international brands and get up to 50% discount on a large selection of brands.
Do you imagine how cool it would be to browse through 200 of the hottest French and international brands next to Disneyland Paris ? Do you picture yourself strolling past spectacular storefronts, in a mall with dazzling architecture, inspired by the Paris Grand Palais exhibition hall ?
Come at the reception desk and get your VIP Pack:
- your Tourist Welcome Gift : surprise !
- your VIP Vouchers Book: almost 100 special offers and discounts on fashion, beauty, jewelry, leisure, dining out, and more.
- your GAGAO Gourmet Break: choose from a choice of homemade organic chocolate drinks and pastries, while chilling out under the stars of the malls enchanting Place des Etoiles
Board your air-conditioned coach in central Paris, and then sit back and relax on your 1-hour journey to La Vallée Village, the luxury shopping destination set in the countryside near Disneyland® Paris. Choose from the Express Option or Experience Option, and then — after your day of shopping — simply meet with your host at the prearranged time to return to central Paris.
On arrival at La Vallée Village, simply leave your coach and head inside to enjoy roughly 7 hours of shopping at leisure. Explore the spacious outdoor mall independently and browse the collections at more than 115 boutiques, discovering mens’ and womens’ clothing, sportswear, accessories and more. Stroll through the village and stop to browse luxury wares at shops including Armani, Jimmy Choo, L.K. Bennett, Tommy Hilfiger and Joseph. These international boutiques offer savings of 33 percent or more on their goods.
Take a break from shopping by paying a visit to one of the outlet’s four cafes, that each offer a range of food and drink to suit your appetite and budget. All food and drinks are at your own expense.
Enjoy roughly 7 hours of free time to shop and make use of a range of additional benefits to transform your day at La Vallée Village! This upgrade option includes lunch, a 50 euro gift card (worth approximately 68 US dollars) and a VIP card that enables further savings of up to 10 percent at participating boutiques such as La Vallée Village boutiques including Moncler, UGG, Furla and more.