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Paris shopping

Collections of boutiques can be found in most of central Paris, though the highways to designer heaven are primarily on the Right Bank. In the Third, the Rue du Temple and its side streets mix galleries and homegrown cutting-edge boutiques; in the Fourth, the Rue des Francs Bourgeois and the Rue Vieille du Temple offer tiny shops dedicated to Japanese imports and designer rags. On the Rue de Rivoli, in the First Arrondissement, you can walk from the Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville to the Louvre without missing a major global brand. The Rue Montorgueil is the fashionably atmospheric market street for the First, and its side streets hold a tantalizing group of small vintage stores. On the Left Bank, the Boulevard Saint-Germain and its side streets mix old bohemian cafés with clusters of high-end fashion around the Place Saint-Germain and the Place Saint-Sulpice. The general opening hours for shops are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., some with a lunch break (generally 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, most places are closed, with the large exception of the Marais (a traditionally Jewish neighborhood), parts of the Bastille and the Latin Quarter, as well as some tourist-oriented stores.

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Mariage Frères, 4th Arr.

Founded in 1854, Mariage Frères is the sine qua non of the tea world. This place is known for the fine quality of its teas, as well as the unusual blends...more

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Louis Vuitton, 8th Arr.

Louis Vuitton's luxurious Champs-Élysées flagship is not just a place to purchase the brand's covetable clothes, bags, and jewelry—it's an ode...more

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Le Prince Jardinier/Deyrolle, 7th Arr.

Prince Louis Albert de Broglie knows a thing or two about cultivating one's garden—it was tending the one at his château near Tours that inspired him...more

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Le Bon Marché, 7th Arr.

Le Bon Marché is a reference for everything a department store (Paris's first) ought to be—from its Gustave Eiffel–designed glass and steel...more

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Lavinia, 1st Arr.

Teetotalling President Sarkozy notwithstanding, wine is practically France's national drink—and it's easy to find. There are reliable chains such as...more

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Ladurée, 8th Arr.

They did not invent the macaron, but they may have perfected it—which is why Sofia Coppola had all the sweet treats for her film Marie Antoinette...more

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L'Eclaireur, 4th Arr.

L'Eclaireur is the giddy Colette's brainy older cousin. The stores were some of the first to showcase Belgian designers like Ann Demeulemeester next to design...more

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Karine Arabian, 9th Arr.

Armenian-born French shoe designer Karine Arabian has created the perfect pump: round-toed, stable-heeled, but still sexy, and at a price that's north of cheap...more

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Isabel Marant, 11th Arr.

If you've ever wondered how French women seem to walk an elegant line between casual and formal, chic without being identifiably fashionable, you'll find it may...more

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Hermès, 8th Arr.

The original Hermès store on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré was one of the first to open on the new 19th-century street and recalls the tradition of...more

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