Where to go shopping in Paris? While there are many famous shopping streets and districts in Paris, Le Marais is my favorite area to go shopping.
Le Marais is a historic and fashionable district in Paris, known for its trendy boutiques, art galleries and unique shopping experiences. Whether you’re looking for haute couture, Parisian vintage, or something in between, Le Marais offers a wide range of shopping experiences to suit every style and budget. It is a perfect shopping destination in Paris for those looking for unique and eclectic fashion finds.
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Le Marais Shopping Guide
Le Marais is best for…
Eclectic and trendiest fashion labels, high-end, concept stores, vintage, jewelry, perfume, antiques & arts
How to Get to Le Marais
There are two metro lines within Le Marais: Line 1 (yellow) and Line 11 (brown). But you can also take Line 8 (pink) to reach Haut Marais.
- Saint-Paul (Line 1)
- Hôtel de Ville (Line 1 & 11)
- Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (Line 8)
- Chemin Vert (Line 8)
Famous Shopping Streets in Le Marais
- Rue Vieille du Temple has numerous trendiest boutiques.
- Rue de Rivoli runs through the 1st and 4th arrondissements, dotted with a blend of high-street fashion chains, souvenir shops and boutiques.
- Rue des Francs Bourgeois is home to many established French brands.
Where to Stay in Paris?
Best Places to Stay in Le Marais
Hôtel Sookie (4*) is a very cute boutique hotel in the fashionable Haute Marais. It is in the middle of the action, close to Saint-Sébastien – Froissart metro station (Line 4), where you are a block away from shops and restaurants. The rooms are not huge (standard in Paris) but tastefully decorated and efficient. I stayed in this chic hotel and loved it. | A/C & Heater: Yes. Elevator: Yes.
Hôtel Jules & Jim (4*) is a popular hotel in the heart of Le Marais with superb reviews. The hip hotel is near the Arts et Métiers metro station. Some rooms have balconies with views of the Sacré-Cœur. There is also a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace where you can sip wine. | A/C: Yes. Elevator: No.
Le Compostelle (3*) is an affordable hotel on the street lined with boutiques and restaurants. | A/C: No. Heater: Yes. Elevator: Yes.
Beauquartier Paris is a chic studio apartment with a fully equipped kitchenette, washing machine, and terrace. The modern spacious apt in an excellent location like this is a rare gem in this area. | A/C: No. Heater: Yes. Elevator: Yes.
#1. BHV Marais
BHV Marais (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville) is a department store in the heart of Le Marais across the street from the Hôtel de Ville. Le Marais has many of the trendiest boutique shops. But if you want to see all these brands in one place, BHV Marais is a great place to start.
Besides clothing, shoes and other fashion accessories, the department store is also an excellent place to find home decor, home fragrances, unique designer stationery, wall decor, postcards and posters, high-end coffee beans and teas, luggage, pottery and kitchenware, etc.
Just like other department stores, BHV Marais offers a one-stop duty-free service. Bring your receipts and passport to the duty-free desk.
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Sunday opens at 11 am) | Location: [Open Google Map]
Insider Tip: BHV Marais has a rooftop cafe called Le Perchoir with a lovely rooftop view. However, it is temporarily closed due to renovation. Meanwhile, you can still see the view from its food court terrace (5F).
Did you know? Some large department stores in Paris, such as Galerie Lafayette and Printemps, have two separate buildings for women and men. BHV Marais also has a separate BHV Marais l’Homme nearby [Open Google Map].
Merci is one of the trendiest concept shops in Paris. Similar to Anthropologie in the U.S., this cute shop has women’s & men’s fashion, accessories, home decor, furniture, postcards, stationery and lots more. (Their store-brand eco bag is very popular.)
It will take hours to peruse through a 3-story shop. After the shopping, the adjacent cafe is a cozy spot to read a book and drink a coffee.
Hours: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm (Fri & Sat open until 8 pm) | Location: [Open Google Map]
Empreintes is a French craft concept store in Haut Marais. The glass-windowed architecture showcases handcrafted objet, pottery, jewelry, and home goods made by French designers.
If you have an eye (and budget) for the unique and finely crafted arts, this is the place to find the perfect pieces to create the Parisian apartment of your dreams. Some of their pieces make you wonder if they are for exhibit only or to be used.
Hours: 11 am – 1 pm 2-7 pm (Closed on Sun. & Mon.) | Location: [Open Google Map]
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#4. The Broken Arm
Looking for an unconventional and unique style? Head to Paris’ latest concept boutique and cafe in Le Marais, The Broken Arm. The shop is named after Marcel Duchamp’s famous installation art of a snow shovel, In Advance of the Broken Arm. What do they have in common? They both pursue the blurry line between art and life.
The co-founders Guillaume Steinmetz, Anaïs Lafarge and Romain Joste carefully select fashion and lifestyle collections in the store, although the style is not defined or limited to one. You will find one-of-a-kind fashion items, high-end office supplies, books and music in the airy space.
Those unique pieces come at a high price, of course. But browsing their extraordinary collection, which you rarely find elsewhere, is fun. The cafe also offers artisan coffee and small bites.
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11 am – 7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#5. Ofr. Librairie
Ofr. Librairie is a concept bookstore with a cafe in Haut Marais. This independent bookstore carries books specialized in design, arts, photography, architecture and magazines. It looks small from the outside, but there is also a small art gallery space. Like other concept shops mentioned above, Ofr. also has a small collection of decorative objets, eco bags and gifts.
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
Bensimon Home Auto du Monde is a concept store offering anything and everything from fashion, home decor and furniture. It is a fun place to get inspiration for home interiors.
Some decorative arts are expensive and meant to be shown rather than made to be used daily. Bensimon collections are whimsical, playful and practical. And it won’t break the bank. (I got some cute cups there.) The clothing, shoes and bags are also casual and made to be worn daily.
Hours: 11 am- 7 pm, Sun: 1-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
Affordable Luxury French Fashion Brands
A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) offers classic Parisian fashion embodying simple, practical elegance. Its basic and minimalist look is excellent for office and daily wear and to build your capsule wardrobe with its high craftsmanship.
While this brand is not cheap by any means, but well-selected items can be worn for a long time. Some of the most popular items from the brand include the Grace Bag (I spotted Parisians wear this many times.), classic denim and jackets.
Hours: 11 am- 7:30 pm, Sun: 1-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#8. ba&sh Paris
Ba&sh is a sustainable French clothing and accessory brand. The brand was founded by two friends, Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief. (The brand name comes from two alphabets of their first names.)
The ba&sh style is all about luxe bohemian and casual elegance. The best-selling products are Teddy Bags and ankle boots. My favorite is their knitwear collection, including a Gaspard cardigan in various seasonal colors and Jynx sweater and skirt.
ba&sh is at a higher price point. But it is investment worthy considering its quality, design and sustainability commitment.
Hours: 10:30 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 11:30 am-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#9. Bobbies Leather Goods
Bobbies is a Parisian fashion brand with a collection of shoes and leather goods. Established in 2010, the brand is designed in Paris and crafted in Portugal with sustainably sourced leather.
The leather goods store is located on Rue Vieille-du-Temple. The eye-catching display of whimsically colorful leather bags will make you stop and pop in. I love their top-handle bags. Wallets and belts are all made with soft, high-quality leather.
Hours: 11 am-8 pm, Sun: 1-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#10. Bobbies Shoes
The brand has separate shoe shops in Le Marais close to the leather goods store. From chic sneakers to sandals, loafers, and boots, Bobbies offer high-quality, comfortable shoes made to walk that stylish Parisians love to wear daily. I fell in love with Bobbies Sanna Sneakers and buttery soft loafers at the store!
Hours: 11 am-8 pm, Sun: 1-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#11. Comptoir des Cotonniers
Comptoir des Cotonniers is an affordable French fashion brand that gained popularity with advertising campaigns featuring real-life mother-daughter duos. The brand focuses on creating a versatile minimalist style, emphasizing high-quality materials with simple, clean silhouettes and neutral color palettes.
Go for its classic outerwear, such as trench coats and leather jackets, to build wardrobe staples you will wear for a long time.
Hours: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
Maje is one of my favorite French brands, launched in 1998 by Judith Milgrom. The French label is considered an affordable luxury with a young and boho Parisian look. Their signature style features the Chanel or Celine-inspired look with a hint of edgy and sexy, such as tweed jackets, tweed dresses, striped cardigans and knit dresses. By any means, Maje is not cheap. But their investment pieces are worth splurging.
Hours: 10:30 am-8 pm, Sun: 11 am-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
Sandro is another of my favorite French fashion brands owned by the same fashion house as Maje. It has the brand’s flagship store on Rue Vieille-du-Temple.
This accessible luxury brand is all about a modern and sophisticated Parisian look. While Maje’s collection is younger and brighter, Sandro’s style can transition from office to dinner. The brand also has a stylish coat collection, from the classic trench to the pleated trench (I own this one!) to the super trendy ones.
Hours: 10:30 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 1-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#14. Sandro Outlet
Sandro also has an outlet store in Le Marais. Although it has a small collection compared to its flagship store, it is worth checking out.
Hours: 10:30 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
Sézane is an online retail brand designed in Paris with global success. The brand offers clothing, shoes and accessories for men (Octobre) and women (Sézane). When you think of Parisian chic and classic feminine looks, Sézane is precisely that.
While the collection is easily accessible overseas, I always prefer to visit the physical store to feel the materials, see the texture and color, and try out to find my size. After visiting the shop, I trust this brand even more for its quality. So, if you have hesitated to order this brand online, check out the store in Paris first.
Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (Sat opens at 10 am. Closed on Mondays.) | Location: L’Appartement Sézane et Octobre [Open Google Map]
#17. The Kooples
The Kooples is a French fashion label also popular in the U.S. I first discovered this brand almost two decades ago in New York. Their style is classic yet has a sexy, edgy appeal. If you want to build your work-to-dinner wardrobe with a hint of edginess, it is worth checking out their jackets, suits and dresses.
Hours: 10:30 am-7 pm, Sun: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#18. Tara Jarmon
Tara Jarmon is a fashion brand and designer known for its contemporary women’s clothing. The brand captures the essence of timeless Parisian chic with modern touches.
Their collection offers a contemporary and feminine take on Parisian fashion, from dresses to blouses to jackets. Tara Jarmon makes it easy to make your wardrobe more playful, incorporating pop of color.
Hours: am- pm, Sun: am- pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#19. Vanessa Bruno
Vanessa Bruno is an eponymous fashion brand by a French fashion designer, Vanessa Bruno. The sustainable brand uses natural and organic materials, reflecting its ethical and eco-friendly commitment.
Her collection embodies a feminine bohemian aesthetic, featuring soft, flowing fabrics and relaxed silhouettes. It is best known for its cozy yet luxurious knitwear, such as cardigans and sweaters.
Hours: 11 am-7 pm, Sun: 2-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#20. Veja Marais
Veja is a super popular French shoe brand sweeping the streets of Paris, New York and beyond. The reputable brand is best known for affordable footwear for style and comfort. It offers sustainably sourced authentic leather shoes.
Hours: 11 am – 8 pm, Sun: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#21. Independent Designer Boutique Shops
Check out other boutique shops for independent designers in Le Marais. You may find something no one will have back home.
Here are a few you can start with:
- Les Ateliers Auguste [Open Google Map] is a leather goods boutique with simple Parisian chic bags and wallets.
- La Botte Gardiane Marais [Open Google Map] sells handmade boots and stylish shoes that are made to walk. Made in France.
- Boutique Maison Labiche [Open Google Map] offers custom-embroidered, tailor-made shirts for men and women.
- Bring Home France [Open Google Map] offers made-in-France souvenirs.
- Sipetit Paris [Open Google Map] has children’s clothing.
Trudon is a French olfactory brand known for its scented candles and perfume collections. Since it was started by Claude Trudon in 1643, it is the only candle manufacturer ever to obtain a Royal Manufacture in France. The brand emblem displays the beehives with the motto,”Deo Regique Laborant” (the bees work for God and the King).
The Trudon candles and perfumes are pricier, with a small jar of scented candles at €38 (burns 15 hours). But the quality speaks for itself with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. From aromatic candles to diffusers to perfume, each glass is handcrafted in Tuscany.
Hours: 11 am – 2 pm, 3-7:30 pm, Fri & Sat. 11 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 12-7:30 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#23. Officine Universelle Buly 1803
With two locations in Le Marais, Officine Universelle Busy 1803 is a French perfume house with 200-year traditions. As if you walk back in time to an old apothecary, the shop displays vintage perfume bottles on the black marble countertop with a built-in medicine cabinet on wood-paneled walls as a backdrop.
Treat yourself or buy an exquisite gift. From a lip balm in an engraved leather case to a bottle of perfume packaged with a handwritten label and card, it will be an extraordinary memory from Paris. My favorite scent is Fleure d’oranger (75ml, €135).
Good to Know: The brand’s perfume is water-based. You are advised to use your perfume in six months for the best scent.
By the way, the shop also serves desserts and coffee. Swing by the shop to enjoy the ambiance and have some le goûter even if you are not interested in buying a perfume.
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#24. L’Artisan Parfumeur
L’Artisan Parfumeur is a unique, well-crafted French perfumery. This niche perfume house is a sister brand of British Penhaligon’s owned by Puig company.
I love the lingering elegant scents Parisian women leave as they pass me by on the street. While shopping for perfume is always a pleasant experience in Paris, I love checking out niche brands like L’Artisan Parfumeur to discover more exclusive and chic fragrances that no one else has at home.
Hours: 10:30 am – 7 pm (Fri & Sat open until 7:30 pm) | Location: [Open Google Map]
#25. Perfumer H
Perfumer H is a fragrance brand created by a British perfumer Lyn Harris, who trained in Paris. Her olfactory works include perfume, candles, body and home fragrances.
Bergamot is one of their bestsellers. I like “Dust,” a floral (iris/lavender/orange flower) powdery scent that transforms into a soft, woody fragrance.
Hours: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm, Sun: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]
#26. Parle Moi de Parfum
Parle Moi de Parfum is a family-owned fragrance brand from Grasse. Grasse is a town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region on the French Riviera. This region has endless lavender, jasmine, rose, and tuberose flower fields. It is often called the perfume capital of the world, where the “nose” (professional perfume makers) are trained to formulate the perfumes.
This boutique shop offers perfumes and candles. And you can expect the professionals to help you find the perfect fragrance.
By the way, the brand logo is a drawing of a fan of fragrance blotter. (I thought it resembled a marijuana leaf at first glance. haha)
Hours: 11 am-7:30 pm, Sun: 11 am-7 pm (Closed on Mon.) | Location: [Open Google Map] [Open Google Map]
#27. Vintage Shopping in Le Marais
Nowhere else compares to Paris when it comes to vintage shopping. From chic trench coats to vintage Chanel bags, the city is a treasure trove for everything vintage. The shopping mecca of Le Marais is not an exception; in fact, it is THE place to go treasure hunt with numerous reputable consignment and second-hand shops.
- Mamz’Elle Swing [Open Google Map]: A true Parisian vintage collection from the 50s to 70s that your mom would want to hand down to you.
- Vintage Clothing Paris [Open Google Map]: A good selection of high-end French designers, such as Hermès and Alaïa, and Japanese fashion labels, such as Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto.
- Citizen Concept Store Dépôt-Vente [Open Google Map]: A consignment store specializing in French luxury brands from Chanel to Hèrmes to Louis Vuitton.
- Nice Piece [Open Google Map]: A small vintage collection for big-budget treasure hunters.
- Gajin Paris [Open Google Map]: A second-hand store specializing in Japanese designers. Find labels like Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, etc.
- Nuovo Paris [Open Google Map]: An affordable second-hand store with carefully curated unique finds.
- Brut Vintage Archives [Open Google Map]: A vintage clothing store focused on quality jeans, military surplus and American brands.
- Free’p’star Rivoli [Open Google Map]: An affordable second-hand store.
#28. Le Village Saint Paul
Le Village Saint Paul is a maze of alleys and covered passageways filled with vintage and antique stores.
A quiet micro district of Le Marais is an off-the-beaten-path tucked away from the busy Le Marais. This part of the town escaped from the massive Haussman project and preserved the Medieval buildings and narrow cobblestone streets until today.
Step back in time to Medieval Paris while browsing through Parisian artisan stores and quaint cafes. That’s a unique shopping experience you will not have anywhere else.
Hours: 11 am-7 pm | Location: [Open Google Map]