Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is definitely an activity you can’t miss, and it doesn’t necessarily have to pose a threat to your budget.  You could walk virtually anywhere in Paris and find good shopping with the hundreds of boutiques scattered around the city, but there are some specialized areas definitely worth a visit. In fact, there are likely going to be some fabulous boutiques a few doors down from your apartment rental in Paris.  Below are a few little tips on how to make the most of your shopping experience in Paris!

If you’re looking to combine a cultural atmosphere with your shopping, I’d suggest going to a flea or farmer’s market, where you can find fashion, souvenirs, antiques, perfumes & foods. You can also take a stroll down the river Seine and discover some more quaint little stores while seeing the many landmarks around the city.
For those of you in a place where money isn’t a problem, there are some high-end areas that offer première French fashion.  Streets like rue des Francs-Borgeios in the Marais district offer loads of high fashion like Coco Chanel, Christian Doir & Hermes . If you’re looking for art, just around the corner from the Orsay Museum in St. Germain des Pres is the rue de Seine, rue du Bac & rue Jacob.
For those of you who travel on a budget (like me), worry not! There are plenty of alternatives that offer great fashion at great deals, such as the various department stores and flea markets.  Champs Elysees offers a wide range of shopping, with both luxury and budget options.  If you’re staying in a Paris luxury apartment rental in the area, you could honestly spend days walking up and down the streets and still not see it all.
As you may have figured, Parisian fashion is a good reason to pack light when you arrive.  If you’re lucky enough to stay in furnished apartment rental in Paris, you’ll have a full closet to store all your fashionable purchases.  By the time you come back, you’ll be ready for the red carpet! Well…at the very least you’ll stand out at the next dinner party you attend.

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