Paris is the undisputed capital of the world for fashion. Countless shops of all kinds offer all that is best in clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Parisian fashion is an essential element of all the large department stores of the Boulevard Haussmann, the Rivoli Street or in areas of the Left Bank or Madeleine. These stores are probably as well known as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre Museum, attracting tens of millions of visitors each year. Many people come to buy the latest in Parisian fashion, but it is also a fascinating experience to “window shop” outside the major fashion retailers.
Whether you are seeking masters of haute couture or luxury ready-to-wear styles at more reasonable prices, great jewellers, small ethnic shops, children's clothing for cool looks for teens, Paris is the perfect place for a day’s shopping. Break the day up with a morning coffee or an extended lunch, then wander at leisure to watch the latest creations to be seen on the Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Elysées or the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, many of which have recently been exhibited in fashion shows of the top designers.
In the world of Parisian fashion, everyone can find a style to suit, whether you are focused on traditional clothing, extravagant dresses and luxury, hand-crafted shoes, fine fragrances, jewellery or bright outfits with exotic flavours and Baroque influences. Each area offers a range of excellent shops to discover your personal dreams, whether to try outfits on, or just look from afar at a touch of individual style. Everyone will find something that is of interest.
So enjoy your stay in Paris, the unchallenged fashion capital of the world, to locate your favourite stores, your favourite brands and to fulfil some of your shopping dreams.