Saturday, 5 April 2014
PARIS SHOPPING SPOTS YOU CANNOT MISS
Paris... Who wouldn't love to visit the splendid City of Love? And of course, Paris is not just about the Eiffel Tower and Louvre... It is without any doubt also one of the world’s best shopping destinations. The chic French capital is home to a staggering number of elegant boutiques selling beautiful dresses, vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind accessories and on-trend cosmetics for the fashion-conscious consumer. Doesn't it all sound irresistibly? If you are currently thinking of a trip to Paris, you don't even have to worry to find high accommodation prices like in London, so luckily you will be able to spend more money on your shopping tours. Thanks to modern booking sites (see for example venere.com) that permit you to find and book your accommodation in Paris ahead, the only thing you will have to think about is your itinerary! Ready for your next shopping trip? Here is a little guide to shopping locations you definitely cannot miss.
1) Come on Eileen
This splendid boutique may appear to be chaotic from the outside, but once inside you will have no problem finding fantastic designer pieces by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent at unbeatable prices. If you’re looking for a bargain, you will surely find something special here.
2) Ding Fring
This is one of Paris’ only charity shops, and behind its shabby façade Ding Fring is home to a goldmine of second-hand vintage and designer pieces at very affordable prices. The items are all colour coded making it easier to find what you are looking for.
This fabulous make-up bar is a wonderful place to find reasonably priced quality cosmetics in Paris. The assistants are all fully-trained make-up artists and offer additional services including a forty-five minute makeover and a ninety minute make-up master class.
This quaint store is home to a great collection of woman’s clothing and accessories. The items on offer include both second-hand pieces and brand new garments at excellent prices. The store itself is elegantly furnished and clients even have to ring the shop doorbell for admittance.
This fashionable shoe shop boasts its own range of economically priced footwear alongside those by up-and-coming designers such as Bali Barret and Katherine Pradeau. André is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for en vogue shoes and bags without overspending.
This is a wonderful place to find boho chic clothing, accessories and homewears. In fact, the owner opened shop after an inspiring trip to South America and this travelling spirit can be seen in Sessùn’s collections displaying casual tassels, neat tailoring and natural fabrics.
You will no doubt find yourselves spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping in this fabulous city. For more information about Paris' amazing fashion shops, hair salons and much more, have a look at this website . Just remember to shop around in order to find the best bargains and one-off pieces hidden in Paris’ quaint and luxurious boutique stores.
*Post written by Mary, travel and lifestyle blogger.