Cast Your Paris Shopping Net Wide By Anchoring Yourself At These Boutiques

No visit to Paris would be complete without a browse through the landmark flower market - Marche aux Fleurs - which is such a fixture on the Ile de la Cite, dating back centuries that it's long since become part of the Parisian landscape. More than flowers, you’ll find here souvenirs, witty home decor and other worthy keepsakes.

First thing's first: a shopping spree must always begin by choosing just the right bag. Longchamp offers its fresh new collections each season as well as its beloved classics and the rue St. Honore flagship is a mighty start to your Paris shopping day. A trip to Paris without a favorite bottle of wine brought - or shipped - home for reminiscing just wouldn’t be a trip to Paris. La Cave du Chateau, the wine boutique now open at Prince Robert of Luxembourg’s private Paris mansion, Hotel Dillon, offers a stunning collection of wines from around France in a wide price range - and they can arrange for your purchases to be shipped home for you, too. Keeping on this sweet note of luxury, a box of fine chocolates from one of France's finest, Patrick Roger, will please anyone on your gifts list, if you manage not to eat the whole box yourself first, that is. 

For a whirlwind of pampering and gifts, the Christophe Robin salon and boutique on rue Bachaumont offers hair care products, all natural, that will transform your locks into silk. What’s more, you can test the products on site in the oyster shell sink basin for a bout of fun. The new fragrance by L’Occitane en Provence, Terre de Lumière, is available in France and think of all those carbon emissions you’re saving by making your purchase here, in the country where these organic and all-natural products are made. For more bodycare pampering, try the made in France brand Huygens nestled in the chic Marais. 

Time is all too often the greatest of luxuries, especially when traveling. So if you have only an hour or two for shopping, Parisian department stores are an experience unto themselves and a requisite pilgrimage to Le Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Le BHV will do the trick.

For a thrilling bout of window shopping, both the Place Vendôme, filled only with precious jewelery boutiques such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Chanel & Chaumet and the nearby Rue St.-Honoré, where you’ll find Hermès, Moynat and Moncler and more, one right after the other, offer visual delights and irresistible temptations.

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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

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Shopping when you're traveling, especially to fabulous Paris, is often more about finding the right gifts to give friends and family when you get back home. This brand covers all bases and will please anyone on your list - including...  Read More

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Toys aren't just for kids. But indeed your children will relish a romp through this shop where bake stations are lovingly carved out of wood and come complete with cupcake pink painted ovens and baby blue ice boxes all waist-high...for 5...  Read More

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Patrick Roger
Photo courtesy of Patrick Roger Chocolates


Part chocolate shop, part sculpture gallery, this Patrick Roger chocolate shop on the picture-perfect Place St. Sulpice is where you can buy a box of top quality, couture chocolates. And if you'd like to have a look at the chocolate maker's...  Read More

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When you feel like you want to color-coordinate your luggage with your outfit, this is the brand you can do that with. Luggage comes in colorful and coordinated capsule collections. Colorful and playful, this fashion-forward luggage line was...  Read More

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Christian Lacroix Maison
Photo courtesy of Christian Lacroix Maison


Luxury, style and and that insouciant French touch - all hidden away in what appears from the outside to be a closet-sized store. But once you enter this corner boutique, it proves to be a roomy den of great style. Eclectic is another useful...  Read More

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L'Occitane en Provence
Photo courtesy of L'Occitane en Provence


Olivier Baussan, the original founder of L'Occitane and native of France's Provence, is still the acting creative director of one of the world's first all-organic body and beauty products brand. To visit the factory in Manosque, in Provence's...  Read More

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Paris' best wine shop can be found tucked discreetly inside a private mansion on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt in the posh Champs-Elysees district of the city. Hotel Dillon is the private mansion of Prince Robert of Luxembourg who is also proud...  Read More

Christophe Robin
Photo courtesy of Christophe Robin Salon


For women (and men!) who seek a luxury hair care experience, renowned colorist/stylist Christophe Robin offers his expertise at his bespoke salon in the ultra-trendy Montorgueil district. His motto is "free your hair," and the likes of Catherine...  Read More

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For bags that are versatile, fun, stylish and oozing with that French Touch, look no farther than Longchamp. Here you'll find a wide range of well made leather bags that last throughout the seasons, as well as an ever-changing collection of the...  Read More


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