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Design your own box of chocolates at Maison du Chocolat.
Design your own box of chocolates at Maison du Chocolat.

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Shopping in Paris

Department stores have been a fixture of city life since Le Bon Marché opened its doors in 1852, changing the way we shop forever. Paris is no stranger to luxury brands, of course, making it the perfect place to find that extra special something.

Deyrolle

Deyrolle

Want to really surprise someone? This is the place to let your imagination run wild. Founded in 1813, the legendary Parisian house of taxidermy and ento­mology is stuffed with creatures great and small, not least ­lions, tigers, and bears. Salvador Dali and Damien Hirst have both shopped here. Enough said?

Deyrolle

46 Rue du Bac, Paris

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Noël

This boutique, founded in 1883, specializes in fine fabrics such as embroidered linen, muslin, organza, cotton damask, and cotton piqué.

Noël

1 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Place d’Iéna, Paris

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Merci

Founded by the same couple that started luxury childrenswear label Bonpoint, Merci combines the best in fashion, design and housewares, often highlighting the work of up-and-coming designers. Profits from Merci go to educational projects in Madagascar.

Merci

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris

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20 sur 20

This tiny boutique specializes in jewelry and ceramic figurines from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

20 sur 20

3 Rue des Lavandières, Sainte-Opportune, Paris

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La Maison du Chocolat

Design your own box of chocolates or choose from one of the special handmade ­festive treats on offer. Even testy Parisians patiently wait in line at this store.

La Maison du Chocolat

8 Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris

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The Broken Arm

Located in the hip Marais district, this concept store is all about what’s hot right now. It carries a carefully curated collection of clothes and accessories from French and international fashion labels for men and women.

The Broken Arm

12 Rue Perrée, Paris

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Le Comptoir Général

This self-dubbed “art ­museum of ghetto culture” revolves around African kitsch, vintage furniture and pop music, with a record shop, secondhand store, bookstore, and toy store all found on the premises.

Le Comptoir Général

80 Quai de Jemmapes, Paris

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BHV La Niche

If you’re hunting for something special for a furry friend, then look no further. BHV La Niche has everything for pets: clothes, beds, food, toys, and, yes, even fragrances.

BHV La Niche

42 Rue de la Verrerie, Paris

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