Paris remains a wonderful city in which to shop. Have the time? Get lost wandering the good neighborhoods to find your finds. Here is a short list to warm up your credit card …
A discreet emporium in Le Marais created by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, founders of the children’s clothing line Bonpoint. You can shop with a conscience as all profits go to a co-op for young women in Madagascar. Browse clothing, flowers, garden accessories, perfumes and custom furniture/home-goods.
www.merci-merci.com | Phone: +33 1 42 77 00 33
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais | Paris 75003 France
Affordable but stylish bespoke shirts—great for the man in a hurry, especially as once you’ve been measured you can order online. Easy or what? No wonder it’s such a celeb favorite. And it’s not just shirts; they do cashmere and accessories like cuff links and ties as well. Closed on Sundays.
www.listerouge-paris.com | Phone: +33 1 4349 4568
138 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré | Paris 75008 France
Fabulous designer cast-offs at amazingly knocked-down prices. It’s all second hand, but some pieces have only been worn on the catwalk or in photo shoots. Not a spot for impatient shoppers, but the dedicated will find classics such as Lacroix evening gowns and Prada, Gucci and Chanel daywear. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Phone: +33 1 4704 3028
88-101 Rue de la Pompe | Paris 75116 France
Uber-stylish—as in Japanese-concept-cool. Go for the great range of own-brand basics for guys and gals and the cute limited-edition books, CDs and accessories. But watch out for the Siberian Woolly Mammoth skull that dominates the decor.
www.0044paris.com | Phone: +33 1 42 76 00 44
16 Rue du Bourg-Tibourg | Paris 75004 France
With a strong Parisian pedigree—first opening in 1938—this is the place to get runway pieces at bargain prices. They sell half-price catwalk collections from the last two seasons. If you’re in search of that timeless Galliano suit or Yves Saint Laurent Gown then look no further…
www.annalowe.com | Phone: +33 1 4266 1132
104 Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré | Paris 75008 France
Fred & Alfred
This is one for the boys. Affordable, quality made-to-measure suits. In four weeks, one of their expert tailors will fit and make your suit for as little as €800. Expect quality materials and workmanship. Form an orderly queue, messieurs…
Phone: +33 1 4634 6810
6 Rue Guisarde | Paris 75006 France
The place to go in Paris for glamorous ladies’ wear. Chic proprietress Brigitte Petit certainly has an eye for timeless class; take your pick from Chloé, YSL and Guy Laroche. Watch out, though, it’s only open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
www.vintageclothingparis.com | Phone: +33 1 4807 1640
10 Rue de Crussol | Paris 75011 France
Nr Place de la Concorde
For glamorous footwear to go with that knockout gown, head to this chic shoe shop… Fab for finding the perfect pair of killer high-heels and sassy summer sandals.
www.rodolphemenudier.com | Phone: +33 1 4260 8627
14 Rue de Castiglione | Paris 75001 France