The Department stores in Paris: Temples of Luxury Shopping in Paris

The major Paris department stores sprang up in the 19th century along with the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, and the covered passageways. They’re really the heart and soul of Paris. These temples of fashion and luxury shopping are more than one hundred years old. At that time, they revolutionized the retail trade. Galeries Lafayette, Le Printemps, BHV, Le Bon Marché…, they’ve turned into business giants and genuine tourist attractions.

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Printemps Department store
Printemps Department store

Printemps was opened in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos.They got a reputation for selling high-quality fabrics and the brand continued to stand out with its innovations and avant-garde style.

This avant-garde style can also be seen in the building’s architecture, with its large central aisle, grand staircase and electric lighting – the first in a store.

Today, le Printemps is dedicated to high-end shopping: women’s fashion, men’s fashion, luxury items, accessories, leather goods, shoes, etc. It sells all major luxury brands of items to wear and designer fashion clothing. Paris department stores like this mainly cater to high-end goods and brands.


  • Printemps Haussmann – 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75007 Paris – Mo / RERA Auber

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9:30am to 8:30pm (until 8:45pm on Thursdays and Saturdays)
  • Sundays: 11:00am to 7:00pm



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