Best Paris Luxury, Fashion, Jewelry, Flowers and Fine Foods Shopping


Meandering along a quaint Parisian street such as the so-chic Rue du Sèvres in St.-Germain-des-Prés or the stylish Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the Marais is something every shopper must do while in Paris. Plan on spending hours just dawdling, making your own one-of-a-kind discoveries and unearthing that keepsake gem that will forever remind you fondly of Paris. Days like these are treasure hunts where you’re sure to know you’ve found it when you see it.

Alas, time is all too often the greatest of luxuries, especially when traveling. So if you have a list of items to check off, any one of these delightfully trendy malls on the 10BEST list will serve your purposes stylishly and efficiently.

For a thrilling bout of window shopping, both the Place Vendôme, filled only with precious jewelry boutiques such as Chanel, Chaumet and Boucheron and the nearby Rue St.-Honoré, where you’ll find Hermès, Lanvin, Givenchy and more, one right after the other, offer visual delights and irresistable temptations.

Parisian department stores are also an experience unto themselves and every shopper with any pride will make their requisite pilgrimages to Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le BHV and Le Bon Marché.

And since no visit to Paris would be complete without a browse through Shakespeare & Co., you’ll find this landmark bookshop listed alongwith the booksellers – les bouquinistes - who are such a fixture on the banks of the Seine that they’ve long since become part of the Parisian landscape.  


1er Arrondissement

For brilliant jewels and haute-joaillerie start at the Rue Castiglione side and curve right, around the Place, taking in Dior, Mikimoto, Patek Philippe, Chaumet, Chanel, Mauboussin,Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron, the first jewelry shop to...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Photo courtesy of Hermès Logo copyirght Hermès

The luxuriousness of Herm�s. My favorite of their Parisian boutiques is the one on rue Faubourg St. Honor�, just behind the American Embassy. Why ? I find it the most welcoming, the most redolent of the Herm�s signature...  Read More

4th Arondissement - Beaubourg an
Première Pression Provence
Photo courtesy of Première Pression Provence

This is an authentic source of the best olive oil producers in France. The company's main offices are based in Haut-Provence, up where all the lavendar grows and also where much of France's highest-grade olive trees grow. Each producer is...  Read More

The place to start from is Le Bon Marché, the big department store on rue de Sèvres. From there you can follow rue St. Placide, a small street lined with boutiques and off-season discounted designer ware. This street will eventually lead you...  Read More

4ème Arrondissement

The accurate name of this outdoor market is Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité. That translates to the Cité Flower and Bird Market, which has been in this same spot since 1808. But most people refer to it just as the Flower Market, or the...  Read More

This world-renowned flea market, held in Saint-Ouen on the northern edge of Paris, doesn't promise steals on great merchandise as it once did, but it's a great place to browse and uncover terrific souvenirs. It has recently been spruced up and...  Read More

5ème Arrondissement

Along the banks (quais) of the River Seine are the booksellers, Les Bouquinistes. These fixtures of the Parisian landscape sell old/antique and previously-loved books and rare magazine issues. A stroll around the Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle...  Read More

Le Marais District
Photo courtesy of Le Marais Paris Photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014

This is what I call my Perfume Walk. The beautiful Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, right in the heart of the cobble-stoned streets of the Marais, is lined with the boutiques of some of the best perfume makers in the world – Diptyque, L'Artisan...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

New since 2013 is the establishment of the once pop-up store next door that has now become part of the original boutique, graced with ornamental golden bees and white marble, as envisioned by architect Peter Marino. This historical boutique was...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

La Perla, Prada, Cartier, Chopard, Christian Louboutin, Etro, Barbara Bui, Bally, Burberry, Blumarine, Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy and Hermès. The window displays, especially at Hermès and Lanvin are always provocatively artistic and worth...  Read More


Meet Paige Donner

Paige is a transplanted Parisian. She first arrived as a young bride in the early 90s to live in Paris, having uprooted herself from her native California.

Paige has two APPs:...  More About Paige

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