Shopping in Paris: markets, boutiques, and kiosks
Here are some pieces of advice for people coming to Paris that can’t wait to go shopping.
Shopping in Paris for the first time
If you are coming to Paris for the first time and you would like to know what to buy, I suggest starting from the markets. In every district of the city, there is a daily market, so you should not have difficulties finding stalls for some Parisian shopping!
The Marché of Aligre and the Marché of Bastille are two of the bests in Paris. There, you can buy lots of typical stuff such as cheeses and wines, meats, vegetables and more. The flea markets are very interesting as well! If you are looking for a flea market in Paris, don’t miss the chance to go to Saint-Ouen. That flea market is one of the largest in Europe!
Looking for a deal?
Many people coming to Paris want to go for quality shopping, trying to catch the best deals. To do so, I suggest going to the so-called Triangle d’Or. It is a part of the city where you can shop in the most exclusive and expensive boutiques in the world – closing good deals, of course.
Walking along the Champs-Elysées and nearby Rue Saint-Honoré, you can take a look at the world’s most exclusive brands boutiques – such as Armani, and Luis Vuitton. Even if these names are hugely important, sometimes prices suit many budgets.
Shopping for tourists
Not every person who is coming to Paris is struggling to go shopping in luxury boutiques. For those who are looking for a place to buy a simple souvenir or a gadget of Paris, I suggest going to Montmartre. There, you will find hundreds of tiny shops! Also, you will have the possibility to look at the city from above and to visit the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral, a landmark of Paris.
But, if you would like to buy ancient books or vintage postcards, go straight to the kiosks of the bouquinistes along the Seine.