*Shopping in Paris
Paris is known as the fashion capital and the world’s most famous shopping center. Every year, there are two sale-off seasons in Paris, each lasts 5 week. The first season is after the Christmas and New Year holiday, around January and February. The second season is at the beginning of summer, around June and July. In these sale-off seasons, the goods, especially fashion products such as clothings, footwears are discounted to 30, 40 or even 50%. Especially, in the last week of the sale-off season, the products may be discounted to 70%.
Maybe prices in Paris is quite expensive, but hardly any city in the world has as many and diverse goods as Paris, from fashion items, clothing, perfume, crafts, antiques, ornaments, books, to daily items such as food, personal items, etc. Going shopping at flea markets, visitors will find unique items here. However, you should pay attention to the price, because sellers often raise the price.
1Forum des Halles
Coming to the shopping center, visitors can choose to purchase items such as books, music, furniture, clothing, fashion, sports equipments, footwear, toys, and even computers, but the computer here is quite expensive.
Generally, the price here is not too expensive but not cheap. It is more palatable than other shops along the center road.
This hall is open every weekdays but it is only open from 10:00 to 19:30 on Sunday.
2The Carousel du Louvre
The Mall is located just below the Louvre Museum. The mall is open from 09:00 to 22:00 every day of the week. There are varieties of goods, fashion items, furniture, gifts, food, perfume, souvenirs, books and stationery items, etc. here.
However, price is quite expensive here. If you like any item here, you will spend less money when buying it at the stores just right close to the mall.
In addition, the mall also features a restaurant serving guests.
3Les Quatres Temps
Les Quatres Temps is one of the famous shopping areas which are popular in Paris. This place is suitable for tourists to spend few hours selecting the best items.
The center has more than 200 large and small stores with many diverse goods, one large supermarket, restaurant and a movie theater, all in 4 floors.
The centre opens from 10:00 to 20:00 on the weekdays. The center sells fashion items, cosmetics, souvenirs, daily products and varied goods.
4Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
The center consists of buildings selling various items form menswear to women’s fashion clothing, such as shoes, glasses of famous fashion brands like Gap, H & M, Zara, etc. Visitors coming to Paris usually choose this center favorably. This place expresses clearly the fashionable and luxury aspect of Paris.
5La Vallee Village
La Vallee Village is known as a famous shopping street of Paris. The stores here sell outdoor with more than 80 well-known fashion brands such as Armani, Bally, Bonpoint, Cacharel, Calvin Klein Jeans, Diesel, etc.
La Vallee Village is at about 5 minutes walking distance from Disneyland Amusement Park. It is open from 10:00 to 19:00 every day of the year.
Tourists visiting and shopping at stores here may be temporarily satisfied with the reasonable prices. In addition, there are also promotional programs for tourists held on this shopping street.
Gilbert Jeune is considered as a book-selling-central and the largest stationery Paris. Coming to the shopping mall, visitors can easily find best-selling books in the world, the famous books of genres such as science books, novels, cookbooks, economic books, information technology books, etc. Besides, tourists can purchase CDs, computer softwares, souvenirs and discounted books, etc. here.
The name Gilbert Jeune has been aquantance with Parisians for almost 120 years. It is an expression of culture, appreciating knowledge of French people in general and Parisians in particular. This mall is open from 09:00 to 19:00 on the weekdays.
To be continued…