The Art of Shopping in Paris
Paris is a fashion capital, and could easily be considered one of the wonders of the world. There is something almost mystifying about how the French pull it off. What is not confusing, however, is the French emphasis on elegance and quality. Here are some of the iconic shopping spots in the city where you can experience it.
The rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré is famous for designer fashion boutiques. Hermès at #24, Yves Saint Laurent at #38 and avenue Montaigne, Lanvin at #15 and #22, and Chanel at #21, are just a few names you’ll find here.
For edgier styles, try Colette at 21 rue Saint Honoré. For even more concentrated shopping, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette (reserve in advance with Team Traterra to attend the complimentary Friday fashion show at 3 PM) are the big department stores that grace Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement. Bon Marché (at 24 rue de Sevres, 7th arrondissement) can be an even better bet over on the Left Bank.