If Paris had no monuments, it would still be a the number one place to visit -- if only for the shopping! No other city in the world has so many exquisite shops and well-known designers packed so closely together. There is only one Paris so read on to find out about some of the best places to shop in Paris -- if not the world. Not only is Paris a place of beauty, but a haven of shopping!
Matieres a reflexion
Matières à réflexion is a great shop in the Haut Marais area where the designer hand make bags from vintage leather jackets
You say Paris, you say Chanel. From Coco to Gabrielle, Chanel is one of the oldest maison de couture businesses. They added perfumes to their clothing lines in 1921 and recently started doing watches and jewelry as well. Across the street from Cartier.
Practically across the street from Printemps. Lafayette has a beautiful glass and steel dome, and an Art Nouveau staircase built in 1912 by the architect Cahnautin. The store - all 10 stories of it - is classified as an historic monument.
No other quarter is as energetic on a Sunday afternoon as Le Marais. This eclectic shopping quarter and lively shopping scene is home to designers such as Azzedine Alaia and unique shops and boutiques.
What a building! This is your place to be when you are on a shopping spree.