There are many shopping destinations in Paris with plenty of good deals to take advantage of if you are enjoying a spot of retail therapy in the Fashion Capital.
To be efficient you can opt to go to one of the many shopping malls. They are generally open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 8pm but some of them are also open on Sunday.
Weekends are the most popular time of the week for visiting the malls so they can often be crowded, as is the case during the first days of major discount periods.
There are many different shopping destinations to choose from which we have listed below to help you choose the best place to spend your cash.
Big Shopping Malls in Paris
Les Halles Shopping Mall
Located in the busy area of Chatelet, this full-scale mall is one of the most frequented shopping centers in Paris, and is easily accessible thanks to its location in the center of the city.
Its customers are city-savvy young adults and students. In Les Halles Mall you will find all kinds of retailers, so there really is something for everyone.
Brands and Stores: H&M, Zara, Kokaï, Mango, Célio, André, We, Minelli, San Marina, Go sport, Séphora, FNAC, Go Sport, etc.
If none of these stores take your fancy, there are plenty more shopping opportunities in the surrounding area.
- access: Metro Chatelet- Les Halles (L 1, 4, 11, 7; RER A, B, D)
- opening hours : from Monday to Saturday – from 10am to 8pm
- web site : www.forumdeshalles.com
Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall
Located close to the Eiffel Tower, in a touristy area, Beaugrenelle is one of the newer shopping malls with many ‘chic’ shops.
Here, you are bound to find all kinds of goods including luxury fashion, accessories and footwear. Many Parisian brands have stores in Beaugrenelle, such as Sandro, Maje, Zadig & Voltaire, The Kooples, Claudie Pierlot, and Lacoste.
You can also find more mainstream brands including Zara, H&M, Adidas, BA & SH, Minelli, Nike, Levi’s, Hollister, American Vintage, Mango, Celio, Petit Bateau, Uniqlo, Café Coton, and Aigle.
If it’s jewellery and accessories you’re instrested in, be sure to visit Agatha, Pandora, and Didier Guerin.
For home décor, try Maison du Monde, Olivier Desforges, L’oeil du jour, Silvera, BO CONCEPT, Du bruit dans la Cuisine, and Home Center Prestige.
There are plenty of gaming and electronics retailers for those must-have gadgets FNAC (books, tablets, computers, design, DVD, TVs ), DARTY (Electronics), Micromania (video games), and BOSE.
If all of this retail therapy is wearing you down, there is also a cinema where you can take a break from the busy atmosphere.
- access : Mo Charles-Michel
- opening hours: Mon to Sun, 10am to 9pm)
- website : www.beaugrenelle-paris.com
Les 4 Temps Shopping Mall at La Défense
This is one of the biggest shopping malls in Paris area and the most popular. Even though it is located in the business district of La Défense, it does not fail to attract the crowds – especially on weekends since it is open on Sundays.
With over 250 retailers, this shopping center has plenty to keep you busy. Aside from the many stores, there are also restaurants, cultural events, and a cinema.
Fashion brands include: American Apparel, Le Coq Sportif, Uniqlo, H&M, Zara Women, Kookai, Thomas Sabo, Swatch, Celio, Tailor Corner, Pandora, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Mango, Lancel, Fossil, Michael Kors, Aldo, Aigle, Sandro, New Look, Maje, and The Kooples.
Home décor stores: Habitat, Maisons du Monde, Muji, Zara Home, A Loja do Gato Preto, Yellow Korner, Pylones, and Arteum.
Toys and Games: UGC, Toys “R” Us, Oxybul Eveil et Jeux, FNAC, Cultura, and Nature & Découverts.
Sport: Decathlon, Go Sport, Foot Locker, Courir, Jack Wolfskin, and Nike.
- access : Mo La Défense (line 1 or RER A) or Tramway T2
- store opening hours: Monday to Sunday – from 10am to 8pm
Italie 2 Shopping Mall
This comfortable and relatively quiet shopping mall is located in the peaceful 13th arrondissement at Place d’Italie, close to the Chinese quarter.
It’s perfect for shopping with your family.
Fashion retailers include Zara, Camaieu, Levi’s, and Célio, and you can find sports gear with Go Sport, Courir, and Adidas.
There is also a FNAC for electronic goods.
- access: Place d’Italie (L 5, 6, 7)
- opening hours : Monday to Saturday – from 10am to 8pm
Luxury Shopping Malls in Paris
Situated at the foot of the Montparnasse Tower, this shopping center is made up of a mix of up-market stores and more mainstream shops.
The mall houses a Galarie Lafayette department store which is less crowded than the one located at Boulevard Haussmann, with the same offers for luxury shopping.
There are also plenty of other shops apart from the Galarie Lafayette:
Fashion retailers include 1,2,3 ,C & A, Burton, Etam, Lacoste, Kookaï, Naf Naf, Pierre Cardin, Maayane.H, Passing Levi’s, Promod, Pimkie, Route de la Soie, Tie Rack, Un Jour Ailleurs, Western Heritage, and Timberland.
For shoes, check out André , Celio, and Jewllerie.
If you’re looking for accessories to complement your purchases, consider La Bagagerie, Claire’s, Diamantissimo, and Maty.
- access: Mo Montparnasse (Lines 4,13,6)
- opening hours : Monday to Saturday – from 10am to 8 pm
Carrousel du Louvre
In this Mall devoted to high-end shopping, you will find French designer shops, luxury jewelers and an Apple store (inside the department store ‘Printemps’) – and it is open 7 days a week!
Shops in Carrousel du Louvre : APPLE STORE, ARTEUM, BOSE, BRIN DE FANTAISIE, CARROUSEL, COLLECTION, DELFONICS, FOSSIL, FRAGONARD, JO MALONE LONDON, KUSMI TEA, L’APPARTEMENT, L’OCCITANE, LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT, LACOSTE, LANCEL, LES MINERAUX, LOUIS PION, MAILLE, MARIAGE FRERES, MAXIM’S DE PARIS, NATURE & DECOUVERTES, PANDORA, PERIGOT, PRINTEMPS DU LOUVRE, PYLONES SWATCH, TIE RACK, YELLOWKORNER
Restaurants in Carrousel du Louvre : BEAUDEVIN, SALAM, SEGAFREDO, SOÏ, TAZIO, MELTEM, MIRA, MC DONALD’s, STARBUCKS
- access: Musée du Louvre – Palais Royal (L 1, 7)
- shops opening hours : Monday to Sunday – from 10am to 8pm
- website : www.carrouseldulouvre.com
Les Boutiques du Palais (Porte Maillot)
The Palais des Congrès (Congress Hall) of Porte Maillot houses many luxury shops, where you can find there jewelry, clothing , luxury fashion, gourmet foods, and fine food.
Some of the many brands at the mall include Gap, Lancel, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Weill, Mephisto, Bexley, Café Coton, Zadig et Voltaire, Gant, Kusmi Tea, dLa Maison du Chocolat, Sephora, and Nodus.
Le Bon Marché
This department store is famous and well-liked by the locals of Saint-Germain des Près.
It provides many luxury fashion stores (Zadig & Voltaire, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, etc.).
With plenty of home décor inspiration and trendy table wares, Le Bon Marché is an interesting place to find an original souvenir to remind you of your time in Paris.
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