An Insider’s Guide To The Best Shopping In Paris

Paris, while magical for many reasons, is a dream city for fashion enthusiasts in particular. From its storied roots in couture to the unrivaled, old-world whimsy it’s managed to keep intact, the French locale keeps the style set perpetually starry-eyed. In honor of fashion month‘s last leg in the City of Light, we tapped Parisienne Natacha Steven to share her little black book of Paris’ best boutiques.

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Natacha Steven's Paris Shopping Guide

" Montaigne Market is the ultimate luxury store with a rocker vibe—it has a killer selection of on-trend pieces (especially those with leather and studs) and carries the crème de la crème of designers." (57 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France)

" Isabel Marant is the quintessential French designer. She's the goddess of boho and gypsy everything." (See here for various store locations)

"Moss is a shoe store with a wonderful selection of brands you don't see everywhere. It's refreshing—your feet will thank you." (22 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France)

" Gianvito Rossi is the epitome of elegant, feminine footwear. I'm probably Gianvito Rossi's biggest fan, and you will be too after visiting the store." (40 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France)

" Princesse Tam Tam is the only lingerie stop you’ll need to make while in Paris. Everything has the perfect fit and features delicate colors and beautiful lace—all with an affordable price tag." (See here for various store locations)

" Gas Bijoux is a must to take your costume jewelry selection to the next level. The earrings and necklaces always have a cool gypsy vibe and are easy to pair with practically anything." (See here for various store locations)

"Flea markets at Saint-Ouen are a great place to explore antiques and secondhand clothes. The best to visit are Marché Serpette and Malik flea market." (110 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France; 7 Rue Jules Vallès, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France)

" Free'P'Star is a vintage store in Le Marais with a great selection of clothing and good prices. You'll definitely score here." (20 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France)

" Kure Bazaar Nail Suite 601 is a chic salon in the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme where you can pick up the latest gorgeous polish and get eco-friendly manicures." (5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France)

" Biologique Recherche is the ultimate beauty destination to get lost and relax in. Plus, the facials are amazing and will work wonders on your skin—especially if you live in an urban, fast-paced city." (32 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France)

" Serge Lutens is my favorite perfume spot that carries really unique scents. When you need to spice up your cosmetics routine (don't we always?), you'll want to stop here for a spritz." (Jardins du Palais Royal, 142 Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris, France)

" Diptyque is an iconic French candle brand, and it carries that reputation for good reason. Somehow when you burn these candles, the scent lingers forever and it's magical." (See here for various store locations)

" Colette is a must. This cult concept store has a hip selection of everything from toys and magazines to jewelry and luxury apparel for men and women. If you need a little shopping break to recollect your thoughts, head to the Colette Water Bar downstairs for some dessert—locate the Mazel Tov cake, which is a zero-percent-fat cheesecake, and indulge with no regrets." (213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France)

"Le Bon Marché + La Grande Épicerie is a combination of my favorite department store and massive gourmet supermarket. What could be better than refueling on local and international fare after a day spent shopping?" (24 & 38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France)