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Designer Shopping In Paris

Updated on September 28, 2016

Shopping In Paris

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Shopping In Paris

Shopping in one of the fashion capitals of the world is every fashionista’s dreams. If you are lucky enough to make it to Paris and spend at least a day shopping there I’ll make things easier for you by guiding you to the best designer addresses in Paris. Even if the only landmark you know in Paris is the Eiffel tower, here you will find the best designers shops in Paris marked in a map for easy access to help you plan your shopping spree along with opening times and the nearest metro stations to get there.

Pay special attention to opening times because some designer houses have a late morning opening on Mondays while other houses like Lacoste offer late evening opening during the weekends. I have included the exact opening times here so you can plan your visit accordingly.

Shopping in Paris

Paris has always been a fashion centre, a place where fashion designers thrive.  There is New York, Tokyo, London, Milan, but Paris will always be Paris... If you love luxury and French refinement keep reading, below you will find some of the most classic houses that have given Paris its worldwide reputation in haute couture.  



  • Address : 30, avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Franklin-Roosevelt
  • Tel. : 01 40 73 73 73
  • Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

Baby Dior

  • Address : 26-28, avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris

  • Opening Times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

The Best Addresses in Paris

Christian Dior

On 8 October 1946 Christian Dior founded his own fashion house, the rest is history. His first collection, presented in early 1947 gave birth to the phrase New Look. The New Look which emphasised a woman’s curvaceous silhouette revolutionized women's fashion and re-established Paris as the centre of the fashion world after World War II.

Still located in its original building, Dior’s house is a historic place in the fashion industry. Nowadays as well as haute couture, the house covers prêt-à-porter for men and women, perfumes and accessories. Here you will be able to appreciate the talent of Dior’s artistic director John Galliano.

Baby Dior

Paris is not only a symbol of fashion for men and women, since 2007 Dior widened his horizons opening two new boutiques specialising in children’s prêt-à-porter. You can find the two boutiques next to each other; number 26, avenue Montaigne caters for babies and number 28 caters for children aged 2 to 12. If you happen to stop by, do not forget the “must have” Jack Russell cuddly toy designed in honour of John Galliano’s dog!

Christian Dior - 2014 Full Fashion Show


  • Address: 93-95, avenue des Champs-Élysées 75008 Paris
  • Métro & RER : George V
  • Tel. : 01 47 23 39 26
  • Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 10am to 7:30pm. and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm.

Yves Saint Laurent

  • Address: 38, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Madeleine
  • Tel. : 01 42 65 74 59
  • Opening times: Monday from 11am to 7pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 7pm.


  • Address : 10, avenue George-V75008Paris
  • Métro & RER : George V
  • Tel. : 01 47 20 21 11
  • Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.


It was back in 1933 that René Lacoste presented his famous « polo ». Nowadays, Lacoste is still a symbol of casual elegance and style. Do not forget to check out the new Lacoste Red collection inspired by the sixties and designed by Christophe Lemaire.

This is one of the few designer shops which offer late openings during the weekends, so you can take advantage of this and visit it last after all the other designer shops have closed.

Yves Saint Laurent

You couldn’t talk about Paris fashion without mentioning the legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent. The House which changed prêt a porter fashion for women is still active under the artistic direction of Stefano Pilati, who follows the tradition of elegance and luxury of Yves Saint Laurent.


Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937 since then his designs were very sought after. Nowadays, although in the same premises, the house of Balenciaga is owned by the French multinational company PPR. Following tradition, in 2010, Balenciaga’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière goes back to the basic codes of elegance of the brand by adding a futuristic view of elegance to the house of Balenciaga.

Check out the video below to delight yourself in Balenciaga’s Spring 2015 collection.

BALENCIAGA Fashion Show Spring Summer 2015 Paris

Some of the best Addresses in Paris

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A markerDior in Paris -
30 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
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B markerBalenciaga in Paris -
10 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
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C markerLacoste Paris -
95 Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
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D markerYves saint Laurent, Paris -
38 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
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  • Address : 31, rue Cambon 75001 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Madeleine
  • Tel. : 01 42 86 26 00


Every fashion lover has to visit a Chanel store at least once.  Visiting Chanel’s store on rue Cambon is like discovering the history of fashion.  A house created by Coco Chanel during the 1910s, the brand is still an emblem of French luxury.  Here you will be able to appreciate the work of Chanel’s artistic director Karl Lagerfeld.

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014/15 Ready-to-Wear show - Full Film


John Galliano

  • Address: 384, rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Madeleine
  • Tel. : 01 55 35 40 40
  • Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 11am. to 7pm.


  • Address: 6, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Madeleine
  • Tel. : 01 58 18 63 30
  • Opening times: Monday from 11am to 7pm. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

Didier Ludot

  • Address: Jardins du Palais-Royal, 20-24, galerie de Montpensier 75001 Paris
  • Métro & RER : Palais-Royal
  • Tel. : 01 42 96 06 56
  • Opening times : Monday to Saturday from 10h30am to 7pm.

John Galliano

If you are craving for French eccentricity do not miss John Galliano’s boutique. Spread over two floors, Galliano invites you to discover his collections for women, men and children. A place not to be missed as it reflects the taste and personality of Galliano himself.


Founded in 1913, Prada is one of the most well-known houses in Paris. Miuccia Prada, has developed a prêt-à-porter collection which makes of Prada an affordable yet very chic name to wear.

The Parisian shop also offers a made to measure service.

Didier Ludot

If you are after vintage clothing, Didier Ludot is the place to go At Ludot’s you can find rare pieces, collectable items in a mixture of vintage and luxury. Here you will be able to find unique pieces in mint condition regardless of their age.

The Didier Ludot boutique opened in 1975 and it has since been a place not only for buying luxury clothes and accessories, it is also a place to exchange fashion ideas, a place to discover the designers that have made haute couture and fashion what it is nowadays.

Shopping and tax refunds in Paris

If you come from outside the European Union you can benefit from a 12% tax refund on your shopping plus special discounts during the sales. Do not be shy asking the sales attendants about this.

Meet Didier Ludot at his exclusive Haute Couture vintage store at Palais Royal, Paris. Here you find unique pieces of Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Nina Ricci, etc. Amon

Some of the best addresses in Paris

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A markerChanel in Paris -
31 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France
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B markerJohn Galliano, Paris -
384 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
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C markerPrada, Paris -
6 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
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D markerDidier Ludot, Paris -
Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
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      jebin789 6 years ago from Dhaka,Bangladesh

      video is incredible

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      injurycase 6 years ago from North Pearl Street, Albany, New York

      I love shopping and buy some of the mentioned brands. I just bought it on mall. I wish I can visit one of these shopping stores in Paris and buy directly from the store. Well, thank you so much and you made me idea where these famous items can be bought. Enjoy travelling.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

      Eiddwen: Thanks for the comment I am sure that if you can ever make it to Paris you would enjoy visiting these shops.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      dashingscorpio: How lovely! Paris has so much to offer that it is always difficult to choose what to do when you ony have limited time to visit.

      I hope you can come back soon!

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      dashingscorpio 7 years ago

      In September 2009 I took my first trip to Paris.

      We stayed at The Hotel Plaza Athénée which was near a lot of designer stores. However since it was our first trip to Paris we focused on doing most of the tourist things. When I get back there I will surly keep your hub in mind as I shop for some designer bargains! :-)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      Ingenira: yes, there is no place like Paris.

      Patrick: Maybe one day...

      prasetio30: Thanks for the vote :-* I find that even if you are not buying in all the shops it is always a treat to visit designer shops.

      lender3212000: LOL that is one of the drawbacks... and expensive hobby ;-)

      Chris: At least you visited one of the great grocery stores in the capital, that in itself is worth a visit to Paris.

      nikitha: Thanks for the hublove

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      nikitha p 7 years ago from India

      Great hub! I liked it.

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      Chris Crow 7 years ago

      Great hub princessa. Too bad I didn't get to do too much shopping in Paris, although I did make a stop at one of the most incredible grocery stores I've ever been to.

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Wow! There's a place I could do some serious damage to my credit score. Looks like fun though. Excellent resource!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful hub, Princessa. I'll put this shopping idea on my list when I go to Paris someday. Nice information. I found famous fashion brands in this hub. Thanks you very much. Vote up.


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      PatrickNormandin 7 years ago from New York

      If only I could go to Paris! The city of love!

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      I love Paris, a place for many splendor things. I dream to go there again. This hub will definitely be helpful then.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      finejewellerys: I agree, they are awesome!

      Beson: Happy to see you again :-) better hide this from Mrs. Yeung LOL

      PR_am: It's a pleasure to share one of my hobbies ;-)

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      PR_am 7 years ago from Oregon

      Very informative Hub and great shopping guide in Paris. Thanks for sharing

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Princessa

      thanks for the great hub. I sincerely hope that my wife won't discover this.

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      finejewellerys 7 years ago from USA

      like the hot designer bags

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Wonderful hub. What is the best time to visit Eiffel Tower of Paris Princessa?

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I'm there, I'm booking a plane right now. I really enjoyed Paris last time I was there, too long ago now. Lucky you, Princessa. Beautiful hub too, well done.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, how lovely! I'd love to make a tour of high fashion shopping. Hahaa, if only I had the cash on me!!

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      great hub, Princessa! I love how you've presented the top fashion houses of Paris. If you don't mind, I would love to link to this hub from one of my Paris hubs. The maps are wonderful for reference and planning a day of shopping! OO LA LA!

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      Tracy 7 years ago from San Francisco

      A wonderful hub! Thanks for the history lesson and the great videos, too. Wish I could have been there. I love fashion, and I'm so glad I came upon your hub:)

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      breathe2travel 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      oo la la... j'adore!

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      ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      sounds like a great place for fashion seekers. I wonder if they have big sales like the US does on certain days.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      Lilly: Paris is really amazing, you find everything there: history, luxury, eccentricity, it is really a fashionista's dream!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Beautiful Hub! How exciting to live and shop in Paris!