Shopping in Paris on your own

It goes without saying that nothing helps lift the spirits of a lonely soul more than shopping for favourite books, clothes, films or antiques. Have a look at where you might find them in Paris at reasonable prices.

Marche D’Aligre: 

A place where you can buy food, as well as furniture. Some exotic spices and a stylish coffee table? Why not! Opening hours:  9.00am-12.30pm; closed on Mondays.

Porte de St Quen:

A unique flea market where you might buy original clothes brands at reasonable prices. Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 9.00am-6.00pm.

Porte de Montreuil:

A flea market with a wide variety of exotic products from all parts of the world. Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 7.30am-5.30pm.

Porte de Vanves: 

Another market full of antiques and collector`s items. The Champs Elysees crossroads, opening hours: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10.00am till sunset.

Rue di Rivoli:

One of the most representative streets of Paris, where you will find about 250 antique shops, expensive luxury shops and hotels. Just like Avenue des Champs-Élysées, it is worth  to walk down this street at least once to feel the atmosphere of the world`s capital of art and fashion. Even if you cannot afford to make any purchases. 😉

87, Rue Brancion:

A market for devoted bookworms. Open at weekends, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Place Louis Lepine:

A flower market. Open from Tuesday to Saturday. An absolute must-see!

Department stores:

Bon Marche, Galerie Lafayette, Samaritaine i Printemps.

28 Boulevard Raspail:

In L`Artisan Parfumer, you will find an enormous selection of French perfume.

Interestingly enough, in the second week of January there are big sales in most shopping centres, shops and department stores in Paris that last until Valentine`s Day. During this time, it is possible to buy brand such as Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton or Cacharel for half their regular price!