Approximately one block away from the nicest department store (in my opinion), Galeries Lafayette, is another grand magasin (dept. store): Au Printemps.
It's multi-storied as Galeries Lafayette, but it doesn't have the same old-style feel and the same atmosphere. Generally Au Printemps carries the same items as Galeries Lafayette. However, the selection is not as extensive.
There are separate sections for fashions: men's, women's, children. Also there is a housewares section, accessories section, etc. All in all Printemps and Gal. Lafayette rival each other in everything.
There is also a restaurant on the sixth floor called Cafe Flo.
What to buy: You can buy anything that you would normally find in any department store worldwide. Of course, for me, the handbags are a good buy.
What to pay: Prices are average for Paris and they are similar or exactly the same as at Galeries Lafayette.
There are 4 Le Printemps stores in the Paris City center:
-Printemps Design au Centre Pompidou at 19, Rue Beaubourg - 75004 Paris.
-Printemps Haussmann, The Main store at 64, Boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris.
-Printemps Italie 2 at Centre Commercial - 30, Avenue d'Italie - 75013 Paris.
-Printemps Nation at 21-25 Cours de Vincennes - 75020 Paris.
What to buy: Your everyday household needs.
Perhaps the most beautiful shopping mall I have even seen . And that day i could only do window shopping because I didnt know places are closed on Sunday . Sigh
So sis, dont blame me for not getting an LV or Versace for ya . I was there but it was closed.
Founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot, the Printemps was designed by Paul Sédille, perfectly executing the modern and daring spirit of its founder.
Monday to Saturday from 9:35 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Night opening on Thursdays to 10 p.m.
What to buy: Men's fashion, Women's fashion, Children's fashion, beauty care, home decoration.
You name it, they have it.
What to pay: From budget, affordable to the exquistely expensive
Right next to Galeries Lafayette on Blvd. Haussmann. Between the two, you could shop for days.
This huge department store occupies several buildings-- there is a separate store for men's clothes. In the main buildings you can shop for women's clothes, cosmetics, home furnishings, furniture, etc.
On the 6th floor of the Magasin de la Mode (the section of the store with women's clothing) you will find Café Flo, under the beautiful stained glass dome. This is a great place for a quick bite in the middle of your shopping spree.
What to pay: As much as your heart desires.
Neighbour to Galeries Lafayette with three stores:
one devoted to the home, one to menswear, and one to women's fashions.
You will find established designers of every sort here.
THE SHOPPING HERE IS INCREDIBLE. THE PRICES ARE VARIED SO YOU CAN PICK UP SOME BEAUTIFUL FOR EVEN THE BUDGET MINDED PERSON...OR THE SKYS THE LIMIT
What to buy: CLOTHES
This is also a shop that you should visit when you are in Paris.
What to buy: Its a department store,so almost everything.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy,bring your credit card along.