09/03/12

I love shopping around the world: Paris

This heading is dedicated to those who, like me, love to travel and do shopping of every kinds: from the biggest brands to outlets, from markets to hi-teck stores. That’s the reason why, every months, I will choose a city in particular, posting a little guide with information, advices and suggestions about places, stores and styles, to help you to deal with shopping around the world. The first city that I’m going to analyze is the capital of shopping: Paris! In the morning the whole city is spectacular: the fresh morning air smells of  the sweet scent of croissants and pastries of the typical patisseries. At noon, the sunlight shows the beauties of the city, at night, instead, the streets are colored by the bright lights of the stores. Paris is all of this and more.


Oh, Paris! I have a special relationship with this city, that I carry in my heart for many reasons. One of them is, definitely, the shopping! Who, at least once, has not dreamed to walking through the Champs-Élysées and do shopping to  Dior, Cartier, Chanel ... or spend a romantic afternoon doing shopping  in the Marais, in the chic Rive droite?   
For those who are in the capital of fashion right now or are planning to get there in the future, here a little list of places and stores for a shopping suitable for any budget. One of the best neighborhood to do shopping on the Parisian capital is Marais. The streets are lined with boutiques: vintage, young designers and established couturiers. On Saint Martin canal, you can find Antoine&Lilli,  an alternative tailor/creative workshop with a bohemian-chic mood. 

Antoine et Lili

If you are lover of bohemian style you will find what you’re looking for on stores like Sandro, Manoush, Vanessa Bruno and Maje. On Rue Vielle du Temple, you will find Yukiko 97, a little shop that belongs to a Japanese  girl who moved in Paris because her passion for fashion.
For who, like me, is a lover of vintage and don’t know how to resist to retrò style, Paris is the ideal destination. Walking through Rue du Roi de Sicile and Rue de Verrerie, you can find Mamz.elle Swing and Tokyoide, a concept store that proposes vintage 50’s and 80’s accessories, with creations of young designers. To taste the typical french charme (without spending a fortune), I suggest to you to take a look at Free ‘p’ star, a store with selected used clothes and accessories and Come on Eileen, on Rue de Taillandiers. On Rue de Rosiers there’s Coiffeur Vintage,  a crowed little shop where you can buy coats and trenches  at 30 euros and lovely mini dresses at 10 euros. 

Come on Eileen

Always on Marais, shops to not lose are: Kilwatch, on 64 Rue de Tiquetonne, shop specialized on hippy-chic style that boasts some the most original sneakers of the world; Noir Kennedy: an amazing shop where you can find amazing and original pieces at 10-20-30 euros; Merci: a concept store that also is literary café, bistro and bio meals. On the Cave of ragtime, in Saint Germain at 23 Rue de l’Enchandé, you will find a collection of vintage clothes from 1880 to 1970, to not miss!

For the fashion addicted, the best destinations are the shopping centers as Les Halles, Galleries La Fayette, Madelios, the Champs-Élysées and, of course, the store of Chanel, at Rue Cambon; Jean Paul Gaultier at 6 of Rue Vivienne; Christian Dior, at 30 Avenue Montaigne, just to name a few.
If, instead, you’re looking for vintage pieces of the most important brands, you have to go to Didier Ludot at Jardin du Palais Royal , 20- 24 Galerie Montpensier: he’s a kind of historian of fashion who, in his luxurious boutique has the biggest label:  Dior, Hermés, Balenciag, Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy and more…

Didier Ludot

For who, unfortunately, could not afford a so shameless shopping but wants to join some french style shopping, can opt for the characteristic markets as Saint Ouen, where is possible to do great deals. Finally, good news for who wants to make use of innovative services made ​​available to all of us:
On frenchcorner.magix.net,  you can find a personal shopper who, after examining your look, will take you around the shops most suited to your own style;
The site frenchforaday.com, proposes a tour through the shops selling items on sale and prices friendly for your wallet!
In addition, you can claim PARIS VISITS PASS, with which you can receive many discounts and benefits.
Paris is definitely a wonderful city that can surprise you every time. I’ve nothing left to say than…  bon voyage and bon shopping!

P.S. I hope to be helpful! One last tip: try to run through the streets of Paris with this little playlist in the background and tell me what you think! It makes me feel a vrai française! A bientôt!
- Nous non plus: Fille atomique;
- Stephane Huguenin, Yves Sanna, Christian Padovan: Kiss Me My Darling;
- The Plastiscines: Pas avec toi
- Eileen: Ces bottes sont fait pour marcher

32 commenti:

  1. This is such a wonderful post hun. I would love to go shopping in Paris some day

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  2. Thanks for your comment! This is an amazing post! I really want to go shopping in Paris. Your blog is gorgeous. I'm following you now (:
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  3. I have never been to paris- but I have been to asia and boy do I like shopping overseas! The new culture- not just the hings I shop for but how the shops are set up and the different forms of customer service all make up the experience!! ^_^

    We should follow each other! Stop by my blog and let me know what you think! I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER! ( also hope you can vote for my friend jeniffer- but more info is on my latest post about that! ) hugs from NY

    God bless
    christine
    beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  4. hey, ofcourse I Can follow you. Just did. :)
    I didnt see you in my followers list, however. :/
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

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    1. Are you sure? That's weird, If I try to click on the follow button, it says that I'm already following you...

      Elimina
  5. I really love paris thanks fot the tips:)

    Love your blog I follow you now, maybe you want to check out mine?

    XOXO

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  6. nice article dear <3
    anyway, mind to follow each other ? ^^

    xoxo,
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  7. thank you my dear <3
    following you back <3

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  8. Hi darliing! I really love this post and your blog, so I follow you by GFC, follow me back? Thanks a lot for your comment in my blog. A big kiss :)

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  9. awesome! love the fact that you created a special mixtape for this! :)

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  10. You have a wonderful blog and I follow you now! It would be great if you follow me too!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  11. I LOVE Paris! It's a city that I've been lucky enough to visit several times :))

    I really like your style and your blog!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a sparkling day!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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  12. Great post! And of course we can follow each other dear, we will follow you in GFC because we noticed that you don't have bloglovin, but can you follow us on bloglovin? ;) kisses, KATEFP

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  13. Good blog too!

    Thanks for your nice comment. But maybe something wrong happened, because you are not into my followers.

    Kisses

    http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com/

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  14. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! :)
    Followin you back Dear! :)

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  15. Thank you so much sweetie, I'm following you back now :))

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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  16. Paris is my favourite city for shopping, and this is a great guide - you've covered a lot of my very favourite boutiques in the city :) Love from your newest follower!
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  18. love ur post!!

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  19. i love Paris too. Great post. , I am following you back of course.
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  20. love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?

    Agnes

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  22. Beautiful blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  24. I agree with you , Paris is amazing!

    Thanks for following, I'm following you too.

    kisses

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