Paris, fashion capital with New York, London and Milan, is the perfect place to go shopping. Its numerous shopping centers, its small boutiques and second-hand clothes shops are filling every shopping addict’s cart (to the detriment of their bankers…).
To make your shopping easier, we have put together a list of the best shopping centers and shopping malls in Paris and within an hour of Paris.
Shopping Centers in Paris
1- Les Galeries LaFayette €€€
40th Haussmann Boulevard, 75009 PARIS
(Métro 3, 10, 13 and 14 Station St. Lazare)
It’s 300m away from the Opéra Garnier that you can find one of the world’s most famous place to go shopping!
Did you guess?
Of course I am speaking about Galeries LaFayette of Boulevard Haussmann. This place is also known for its events trade and for its Christmas enlightenment.
Everyone can shop here, as shops offer products for all budgets.
The 35000 international brands gathered into this shopping Center of 70 000m2 go from affordable to luxury. Fashion, jewelry, beauty, gastronomy and cultural events are pooled together in order to make you live a unique shopping experience. And a choice between 25 restaurants options is available.
The must? The Ice Cube Bar (not to be mistaken with the Ice Kube Bar on 5 Passage Ruelle, 75018 Paris) offers an elusive view of the capital around tapas and a cup of Champagne, at the 7th floor of the dome, under its two glass domes.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30AM to 8:30PM
And Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Our opinion: The Galeries Lafayette is the must-go of the shopping centers in Paris, especially when you are a tourist. There is a great number of leading brands and there is quality. Moreover, even if you only come to see it and are not buying anything, it is pleasant to walk in the middle of products that come from around the world. Another strength: the catering, which is of quality no matter what restaurant you take your meal in, and the view on Paris from the roof of the Galeries.
Enjoy a ‘Privileged Shopping’ day at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann (VIP Experience for €49)
2- Le Bon Marché €€€
24 rue de Sevres, 75007 PARIS
(Métro 10 and 12 Station Sèvres-Babylone)
Located at only 10 minutes away from Luxembourg Garden, and 15 minutes from the Montparnasse Tower you will find Le Bon Marché.
It’s the pioneer of Parisians departments stores, and it has contributed greatly to the French luxury image we know today.
Don’t let yourself be appeased by its name, which will sounds like an affordable shop, because it’s quite the opposite. But let’s be clear: even if clients put the price, they are hardly disappointed (even never…)
We can buy top range gastronomic specialties like wine, passing by cheeses until renowned macarons. But also clothes from great couturiers with worldwide fame like Marc Jacobs, top range cosmetics and skincare from By Terry or even La Mer and jewelry from prestigious Cartier house.
Thousands of tourists from the entire world come to Paris every year, in the sole purpose to buy these prestigious brands.
Open every day from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
And also on Thursday and Friday from 10:00AM to 8:45PM
Our opinion: You will also find in here leading luxury brands that will please anyone with a great budget. Because of course there is quality, but the price follows. However, you will meet fewer people than in another big shopping mall so it is more enjoyable to walk into its alleys and make your decision. Temporary entertainments and exhibitions are interesting. Better time to go: during the discounts to make actual deals.
3- Beaugrenelle €€€
12 rue Linois, 75015 PARIS
(Métro 6, Station Bir-Hakeim)
It’s the most eco-friendly shopping mall of Paris, renowned by the High Environmental Quality label.
It owes this label to its glass structure, letting the light come in and its content in metallic grids which allows a self-regulation thermic control.
It’s the most pleasant shopping mall to see in Paris and it is in accordance with the idyllic view of the Eiffel Tower (only a 25-minute walk trip).
Beaugrenelle is a shopping mall divided into three blocks.
The first is the Magnetic block which gathers mainly top range fashion shops like Aigle, Michael Kors, Zadig & Voltaire or even Hollister. It is accompanied with high chains shops like H&M, Celio or even Zara. Follow by luxury beauty shops like Agatha or even Guerlain, it’s the paradise for fashionistas.
As for the Panoramic block, it combines 14 restaurants as well as a 4-floor Mark & Spencer (proposing clothing, decoration, and typical British food.)
And lastly, the City block which is located on the ground floor, puts together delivery services and convenience stores like La Poste and the CIC banks.
Its Pathé cinema offers many screenings into its 10 projection rooms, but also a great number of previews, operas, concerts, and ballets.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:30PM
And on Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Our opinion: It is another reference in a matter of luxury shop but the presence of affordable shops for average budgets is absolutely enjoyable. Likewise, the presence of shops more difficult to find than an H&M like Uniqlo will please more than one person. Spacious, pleasant, design, comfortable, there are not a lot of people even during the discounts. Another strength: it is open on Sundays, which is good if you don’t have time during the week, and the views on the outside are beautiful and pleasant to see through the building almost completely glazed.
4- Le Printemps Haussmann €€€
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
(RER A – Station Auber; Métro 3 et 9 – Station Auber)
Located in the center of Paris, not far away from the Opéra Garnier, the Printemps Haussmann center, is one of the main luxury shopping center of Paris. Frontages and roofs (except for the modern increased height) of the old shops are classified Historical Monuments.
There we can find the main beauty, fashion and luxury brands. They are spread by themes in the three buildings of the center and on 27 floors. In the “Printemps de la Mode”, you can find brands such as Dolce&Gabbana and Karen Millen, in the “Printemps Beauté” you can find Vogue and Laura Mercier, in the “Printemps Homme” there are brands like Armani and Levi’s.
According to the period, it organizes events and work groups like work groups of hair dressing or even some tasting group depending on the guest.
As for the catering, you can taste a meal in the Brasserie Printemps, taste macaroons in the Maison Ladurée in a Napoleonian decoration, a coffee in the Café Pouchkine, a tasty and unmissable rendez-vous from Moscow, or even eat on the roofs of the Printemps at the Deli-cieux.
Finally, if you come during the Christmas holidays, you will have the opportunity to admire the shop windows that are garnished with beautiful Christmas decorations.
The must? The Personal Shopper.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 9:35am to 8:00pm (except Thursday: 8:45pm).
Our opinion: One of the most beautiful shopping center of Paris. It is literally a maze created for luxury products, ideal to wander in or to buy some little marvels. We like the terrace that offers a breathtaking view on Paris, and its restaurants.
99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
(Métro 1 et 7 – Station Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre)
Le Carrousel du Louvre is a place located under the Carrousel Garden, right next to the Comédie-Française, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée du Louvre.
It is simultaneously a commercial center, a catering place but also a cultural space.
In the commercial center, you can find accessories and fashion (Lacoste) shops, beauty shops (Bickici, Pandora, Les Minéraux) and well-being shops (Omey), multimedia and hobby shops (Apple Store), decoration shops (YellowKorner) but also a supermarket and the chocolate store Pierre Marcolini.
As for the catering, you can choose between different places: McDonald’s and Starbucks for the fast; or more diversified in the Restaurants of the World with Beaudevin (French cooking), Meltem (Mediterranean cooking), Mira (Spanish cooking), Salam (Morocco cooking), Soï (Asian cooking), Tazio (Italian cooking).
Le Carrousel is also a place dedicated to art. Not only he gives a way into the Musée du Louvre, but it also welcomes exhibitions in its center of congress, and an archeological space with its Outer Walls.
Open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
Our opinion: This shopping center seems like a luxurious and beautiful underground city where you can find many modern and luxury shops. You can also buy Louvre masterpiece replicas. Catering is for everyone because you can taste meal from all around the world and for all budgets. Its strengths: its exhibition area that welcomes diverse exhibitions and special events and its access into the Louvre. We dislike: the amount of people due to its location near the Louvre.
6- Forum des Halles €€
101 Porte Berger, 75001 PARIS
(Métro 1, 4, 7, 11, 14 & RER A, B, D Station Châtelet / Les Halles)
Located at the heart of Paris, the Forum des Halles stands very close to the most famous and visited museum in the world: the Louvre Museum.
Its underground shops and its new sanded colour and corrugated feather shaped Canopy (which required 5 years of construction) please the transiliens, the tourists and the Parisians at the same time.
The reason for this is the presence of numerous leading brand clothing shops like H&M, Jules, Naf Naf or even Super Dry but also numerous beauty shops like Sephora, The Body Shop, Kiko or even Marionnaud.
It may be noted that some shops are exclusive here! It’s the case for the wellness and beauty shop Rituals, which is successful in English-speaking-countries. There are other points of sale at Galeries Lafayette, Sephora shops and BHV Marais.
We can also find leatherwork into Lollipops shops and the accessories shop 1,2,3.
But also world renowned shoes stores as André, Eram and Minelli. And there are also jewelry shops like Agatha and Histoire d’Or.
It is to be noted that for all categories, ranges differs, and so the prices follow: which match with everyone’s budget.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
And on Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Our opinion: Many different shops, you can actually find everything in the Forum. It’s is a covered shopping mall so the break is easy when it is raining. Its central location makes it a very popular center.
7- Italie Deux
30 Avenue d’Italie, 75013 Paris
(Métro 5, 6 et 7 – Station Place d’Italie)
Italie Deux is a commercial center of the 13th district of Paris that has nearly 130 shops and restaurants.
We can find jewelry, shoes, decoration, fashion, beauty and health, multimedia, culture and hobby shops but also toys and gift shops and a French supermarket.
For the jewelry you will find different names such as Agatha, Guérin Joaillerie or Ouroboros.
For shoe shops you will see Adidas, André, Eram and Minelli among others.
Among fashion shops there are Un, Deux, Trois, Armand Thierry, Camaïeu or Promod and you will have a great choice of clothing and prices.
In beauty shops there are Marionnaud, Sephora and also Yves Rocher.
You will also have the possibility of eating in different restaurants and this for an affordable price such as in Hippopotamus, La Croissanterie or the brand Paul or even more simply in Subway or McDonald’s.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm (except on Thursday: closes at 9pm).
Our opinion: We can find every type of shops for big but also small budgets. It suits every need, could it be catering, common purchase, clothes or else.
Shopping Centers Near Paris
8- Les 4 Temps & le CNIT €€
2 Parvis de la Défense 92092 Paris – La Défense / Puteaux
(Métro 1 & RER A Station La Défense / La Défense Grande Arche)
Located into La Defense district, 6km away from the Arc de Triomphe, this district is known as the main European business district, we can find here numerous head offices and luxury hotels to host this businessmen.
With its Grande Arche, its enormous buildings and its view on Paris, this place is very charming.
Two shopping centers are only 400m away from each other, both in front of the Grande Arche, separated by the Defense forecourt.
The 4 Temps center is the biggest shopping center in Europe, with almost 240 clothing, decoration and beauty shops: everyone will find their happiness in here.
It hosts numerous clothing shops known all around the world like Mango, H&M, C&A, Bonobo or even Esprit.
A big part of the shopping center is devoted to catering. From fast food with the worldwide renowned giants McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC, to a large choice of sandwich stores, Hippopotamus and finally the seafood expert Matsuri.
Like Rituals at the Forum des Halles shopping center, the 4 Temps center has the exclusivity with NYX shop, a famous American professional makeup brand with low prices.
The CNIT, located in front of the 4 Temps, “only” gathers 50 leisure, food, decoration, wellness shops and also a travelling agency. Among them, we can find the Fnac, Monoprix, or even Habitat.
Both open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
And on Sunday from 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Our opinion: Well located in the business district of La Défense and has an access from the subway and the RER. The center is spacious and bright. You can find many shops that can suit anyone and any budget as well as catering on the spot or on the run. It makes everyone happy. Strengths: sometimes events are organized and its large choice of shops.
9- So Ouest €€
31 Rue d’Alsace, 92300 Levallois-Perret
(Métro 3 – Station Louise Michel, Train L – Gare de Clichy Levallois)
This commercial center is located in Levallois-Perret, near Clichy-la-Garenne and the Porte d’Asnières in Paris (17th district). Built in a urban zone, it’s been decorated in a design way and with a style Louis XVth and is part of sustainable development policy. Moreover, TV screens and fragrance diffuser were put in place in order to give a different atmosphere depending on where you are in the center.
This commercial center has a supermarket that is entirely underground and another in the ground floor.
There we can find decoration, fashion, beauty and health, games, multimedia, culture and hobby shops but also a cinema.
You will see shops as Zaz, Mango, H&M, Camaïeu, Sephora, Marrionaud, Micromania or even Nature et Découvertes.
You can also eat in one of the restaurants of the commercial center like Fratellini Caffe, McDonald’s, Prêt à Manger, Bagelstein or even HD Diner.
Open from Monday and Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm.
Open on Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
Our opinion: Beautiful, bright and modern center with many shops for every budget. You can find cheap shops ( H&M, La Chaise Longue), more stylish shops (Sud Express, The Tops). It is less visited than other big shopping malls so you won’t jostle. Strength: its screens and olfactory burners.
30th Buissons Street, 95700 Roissy-en-France
(RER B : Roissypôle / Parc des Expositions & Bus : 39/349 Stop Aéroville)
It is perfectly located near the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport: only 10-minute drive.
Day by day, tourists, businessmen and inhabitants from adjacent towns cross each other’s way during their shopping trip.
This shopping center is known for its natural background perfumes and its calming songs we can hear in its halls and stairs and that are similar to songs we can hear in the nature.
All is here to answer everyone’s wish: Europacorp cinema, a large range of restaurants, an Auchan supermarket, a fitness room, clothing, decoration, beauty, games, leather goods, or even jewelry shops are mixed.
Moreover, once a month the center is making events. In addition to the children playground, the center organizes activities for them in order to let parents go peacefully shopping.
But they are not the only children working groups: decorative DIY groups (“Do It Yourself”) and cooking work groups are also available. These cooking work groups are made by starred chefs like Cyril Lignac, Norbert Tarayre or even the Top Chef’s young prodigy Ruben Sarfati.
During these free workshops on subscription, you will learn originals recipes while cooking with chefs, in a friendly atmosphere before the tasting session.
The must? A personal shopping coach is at your disposal, on request, to lead you into your choices or answering to your wishes.
Open every day from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Our opinion: Spacious, design, well decorated and full of shops. It is very useful if you are going to the airport but early on your flight or if you just landed. There is a diverse range of restaurants that allows you to choose. There are also many successful brands including for average budgets.
Outlets Near Paris
Outlets shops, also call “factory outlet” or “stocks,” are shops selling the previous collection items at lower prices. Ideal for families, students with small budgets or even people caring about their money. (A good reason to give in without a sense of guilt…)
11- La Vallée Village €
3 cour de la Garonne, 77700 SERRIS
La Vallée Village is a luxury brands baseline outlet center.
Located 35 minutes away from Paris, and only 5 from the world’s most famous amusement park Disneyland Paris, theses shops in little cottages offer a picturesque walk into the village.
A 2-minute walk from the traditional leisure “Val d’Europe” shopping mall, this will satisfy all your wishes.
With its 120 top range shops of fashion and leather goods like Jimmy Choo, Balmain, Guess, Michael Kors or even Lancel, this is the place to make a deal !
Items prices from previous collection have a discount going from -30% to -70% during private sellings. These private sellings only need an online subscription, and take place two weeks before sales, this way you will escape the mob…
You don’t have a car? We have a solution for you! It’s simple and very affordable, 25 € per person. Take a seat on the “shopping express” shuttles at the Place des Pyramides (easy to reach from the Louvre Museum) at one of these 2 timetables: 9:30AM or at 1:00PM. And come back to Paris for 4:00PM or 6:45PM; you’re free to choose if half a day is great , or if you wanna stay the entire day in this place.
Open every day from 10:00AM to 7:00PM including Sundays.
Extension on Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.
Our opinion: Great assembly of shops with items of quality and very interesting prices to buy the previous collection of leading brand. We like: its small village appearance with cottages.
Avenue de la Plaine de France, 95500 Gonesse
(RER B Station Parc des Expositions Villepinte et Bus 640, stop Centre Commercial)
Located 45 minutes away from Paris, Usine Center is “the” outlet center of Paris suburb. Many international top range brands like Nike, Leonidas, Valege or even the jeans pioneer Levi’s are there.
With these hundred clothing, shoes, leather goods shops, chocolate seller and restaurants, at low and unbeatable prices, they’re there to offer opportunities to make good deals.
These hundred shops sell collections from the previous season with discounts going from 40% to 80%.
The must? During sales, these outlets prices are a second time lowered, a good apology to give in and refresh your wardrobe!
Open from Monday to Friday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM
And week-end from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Our opinion: Shopping gallery that has a great choice of shops with very interesting prices. During the week there are less people and some shops are different and are places in which you can make a good deal.
13- One Nation Paris €€€
1 rue du Président Kennedy, 78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
(Bus 44 et 50 arrêt Vallée des Entrepreneurs
Bus 20 arrêt Gare routière des Clayes
Transilien N, Station Villepreux les Clayes)
Located half an hour away from Paris, and only 10 minutes from the Château de Versailles, One Nation is the ideal place to make top range shopping at lower prices while combining culture and shopping during the same day.
There are over 400 major brands at reduced costs throughout the year, with discounts going from -30% to -70%, but also private sales and previews!
Excessive prices at Galeries LaFayette dissuade you to buy something? Regain the Galeries Outlet from One Nation to reconsider your judgement…
Numerous prestigious brands like Armani, Gant, Diesel or even Cacharel will have, without the shadow of a doubt, items that suits and please you (and above all : top range at low prices.)
Hugo Boss dresses at 140€ instead of the initial price of 700€, Reebok sneakers at half the price, Guess watches for less than 200€.
Shopping whets the appetite… Treat yourself with a relaxation moment around a great Italian dish at La Fraschetteria, a coffee at the king of it Starbucks, a homemade dish at Monument Cafe or even homemade burgers at Maison Foude.
You still haven’t found the perfect present for your loved ones? A little stint at chocolate masters’ Godiva and Lindt or at Kusmi Tea for tea lovers.
Open from Sunday to Friday from 11:00AM to 8:00PM
And on Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Our opinion: Great number of prestigious brands with attractive prices, especially during discounts. However, the center is open in the air so it can be cold and wet in winter or hot in summer.