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 Shopping in Paris

Ah! The pleasures of shopping! Paris is any incurable shopaholic's dream come true! The city streets are lined with a variety of shops, which stock everything under the sky. You name it, they have it! The shops range from exclusive designer shops for the hoity-toity, to regular boutiques to the reasonable street markets. First you must rush towards the Grand Magasins. These department stores have a unique style of their own. The two of the largest grand Magasins, Galleries Lafayette and Le Printemps rub shoulders with each other, situated along the boulevard Haussman. Grand Magasins are the places where you can buy highly fashionable clothes within your budget.

Galleries Lafayette
Galleries Lafayette, is an immensely famous store, with tourists flocking to it from every corner of the world. A beautiful store with amazing interiors, Galleries Lafayette, showcases its products through its own fashion shows every Wednesday morning. Several floors are devoted to men, women and kids separately. Could you believe an entire floor only showcases different brands and types of lingerie! Clothes are not the only thing that this store stocks. There is an entire department for perfumes, wherein you can find the most enticing of brands. For those of you who are house proud, there is a separate houseware department. Tired of shopping? You can relax at the two restaurants on the sixth floor, which apart from food and drinks, offers a panaromic view of the city.

Address : 40, Boulevard Haussmann, 9th arrondissement
Metro : Chaussť d'Antin

Le Printemps
Another department store which is definitely worth a visit. It is situated close to Galleries Lafayette. This store also boasts of separate departments devoted to Menswear, women's wear, houseware and stationery. You will find all the designer labels for women under this roof.

Address : 64, Boulevard Haussmann, 9th arrondissement
Metro : Havre Caumartin

La Samaritaine
La Samaritaine might not be enjoying the status of Galleries Lafayette but nevertheless, it is one of the biggest department stores. This store, situated along the river has just about everything under its roof. Apart from the regular clothes departments, La Samaritaine also has a sports department, a toy department and a household products department. The coffeshop on its top floor, has one of the best views of Paris.

Address : 19, rue de la Monnaie, 1st arrondissement
Metro : Pont-Neuf


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