Rue de Rivoli, Paris
I spend a lot of time around Palais Royale, it's one of my favorite places in Paris to wander after Montmartre of course.
Here under the arches of the Palais Royale along Rue du Rivoli are the many stalls of souvenir shops which are lined with all sorts of stuff. I usually like to puruse the stands and see if there's anything unique or of interest to take back home for family or friends.
I've purchase postcards, magnets, a small tote for my grandson and a collectable bear with a t-shirt bearing Paris on it.
Prices are about average.
What to buy: Anything a souvenir shop carries. I've purchased porcelain jewelry boxes, post cards, magnets, tote bag and a stuffed bear with a t-shirt bearing with Paris on it.
What to pay: Prices are reasonable.
After museums and monuments, shopping in Paris attracts millions of visitors each year.
Paris is a capital of fashion and design trends, and has too many notable boutiques. You can go anywhere and see stores with great stylish clothing...
One thing I notised: even clothing in Paris is not cheap, in Moscow the same clothes will cost 1.9 times more.
What to buy: Paris Department Stores District - Boulevard Haussmann - department stores (grands magasins);
The Marais - Eclectic fashion, unique jewelry, antiques and fine art;
Louvre-Tuileries and Faubourg Saint-Honore - designer fashion and quality cosmetics;
Saint-Ouen Flea Market - Antiques and oddball items;
Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Chic classic design, books;
Les Halles and Rue de Rivoli - Major chains and trendy boutiques
What to pay: Depend
Le Louvre des Antiquaires is, along with le Marché aux Puces, one of the world's greatest antique markets. The entire building acts as a shopping centre for some of the most expensive and rarest antiques in the world. The building in which it is housed was built by Napoléon III as the city's first luxury hotel, Grand Hôtel du Louvre, in preparation for the Universal Exhibition of 1855. The hotel contained shops on its ground floor which later became the department store, Grands Magasins du Louvre. The store eventually took over the entire building and lasted a century until it closed down in 1975. By 1978, the building was renovated and turned into the antique market that we see today. When walking down rue de Rivoli, stop into this free museum to see some amazing antiques, and if you can spare a Euro or 100,000, buy a few antiques to take home!
I am not describing a particular shop, but a main street with many Parisian shops located on it. Its a great place to go to buy clothes, for men, women and children as well as souvenirs! Having lived in Paris, I soon found that this was the best place to go on a shopping spree!
My favourite women's clothes stores were Naf Naf and Promod, though Bershka, C&A and Etam also have a lot of choice.
Celio had a good range of men's clothes.
What to buy: Anything new and trendy! Paris is the fashion capital of the world after all!
What to pay: Well, this would depend on how much you intend to shop!!
A good place to find some very good quality gifts (for oneself as for others) : this mini-chain, rather a group of 3 stores sells the ultimate parisian piece of clothing : scarves, scarves and scarves (along with other accessories like umbrellas, handbags, fantasy costume jewellery, men sweaters (cashemere and merinos), ties, gloves, sun glasses?).
The prices are between 40 and 60 % from what you would pay (for an equivalent quality in a department store like Printemps or Galeries Lafayettes)
Explanation ? They sell either ?degriff?? (under their own label) or former year collections, and have a very large choice when it comes to genuine pasminas, cashmere or wool/silk etoles (count 60? for a 80%pashmina-20% silk, 40-50 ? for a wool/silk, 60? for a hand embroidered wool shawl), silk squares and shawls (mostly Cardin, Azzaro, some Dior, some young designers?, count 30-50 ?)
The larger one, rue de la Convention, has also some choice in women sweaters and t-shirts (sometime rain coats too).
234 rue de Rivoli 1st (Metro Tuileries) phone : 01 47 03 07 03
88 avenue Mozart 16th (Metro Jasmin) phone : 01 46 47 87 86
55 rue de la Convention 15th (Metro Boucicaut) phone : 01 45 75 58 52
What to buy: Don't miss the pashmina collection (they store more than 50 solid colors), the bi-faced wool-silks (so light) and the silk scarves.
What to pay: See above : most items range from 10€ (enameled brooch, pen, boxes to 150€ : large handbags, embroidered jacket, most things are in the 40-80 range)
The long Rue de Rivoli, from Louvre to Le Marais, is one of the main shopping streets in Paris.
The street was built during Napoleon I and Louis-Philippe and was witness to the proclamation of the Republic in 1792.
Both international and French marks such as C&A, Etam, Minelli, H&M, Zara, Sephora, etc. can be found on both sides to this street full of life.
We called it the "red lamps" street and spent a lot of time here, but it's better to avoid the area on Saturdays during sales, because it's impossible to walk.
I have never seen more people on the street, running from one store to another, than in Rue de Rivoli!
the whole street is just full of fantastic clothing stores for all walks of live and all budgets! you feel like you belong in the city when you shop here.
What to buy: anything that fits well and looks great so when you get back home you can say "what this old thing? oh yes i got that in paris"
What to pay: as much as your credit card can take.
Rue de Rivoli,this road you find many shopping centers,and department stores,small Gifts&Souvenirs.
Its near to Lourve ,from Lourve to Tuileries you find
good shops to buy Souvenirs,5 Euro to 10 Euro!!!!
If you dont have time to shoping or short time you spending still want to buy something back to home as Souvenirs ,this is the place .Becas you need not go anywhere for this,its near to Lourve walkabel distance .:)
What to buy: Everything,Gifts&Souvenirs,clothes etc
There is a shop on the Rue de Rivoli where you can get a pretty decent pashmina for 5 euros.
I needed one anyway for a fancy evening out, and for that price I could have worn it once & pitched it! (of course I brought it home and will get a lot of use out of it).
What to buy: Pashminas
What to pay: 5 Euros
I was recommanded to visit this street by my sister,it has many large retail shops(Etam,H&M....ect.).
What to buy: I`m a woman,,so it must be either shoes or clothes (hehehe).