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At Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV), husband and wife team can go shopping at any stage of marital life. The kitchenware in the main arena offers a wide range of utensils and crockery, while the hardware section in the basement will keep the men glued forever. The most convenient way to shop your separate ways and then meet up at the checkout counter. Call +33 9 7740 1400 or check out the website for information.
Merci is a shop selling books, flowers, furniture, clothing and decorative objects. Proceeds from this department store's sales are donated to programs whose mission is to help women and children in need. Some designers also give some of their time and talent to this good cause: their objects and garments are labeled with a gold medal. It's in a beautiful shop of 1500 square meters (16,145 square feet) that Merci offers a clever mixture of new and vintage looks: you will find trademark and deluxe items as well as affordable everyday sundries.
Muji's radical concept- no branded goods-quickly gained popularity, even with the brand-obsessed, and its extremely low prices make this Japan-based lifestyle store popular citywide. You may not see any flashy brand names on the shelves, but you can rest assured that the products are of the highest quality. You'll find pared-down, functional house wares, including dishes, stationary, simple furniture, even bicycles, alongside cotton clothing and beauty accessories.
A whole range of products are on display at Le Bon Marché. These include clothes for men, women and children. That's not all - housewares, cosmetics, sportswear and lingerie, all come together for the benefit of a long time out on family shopping. So stop on by the oldest department store in Paris and find out how much fun it is to go shopping by the Rive Gauche.
Despite the invasion of big name stores such as Gap, Zara, and H&M, the flagship branch of Galeries Lafayette, along with nearby Printemps, has remained one of the last bastions of Parisian chic. Built in 1894, this shoppers' paradise has continually reinvented itself and kept customers coming back. The resplendent main hall has an impressive array of perfumes, accessories and other products. The department store stocks all the best designer labels and also has its own deluxe grocery counter, restaurants, a travel agency, fashion shows, Internet access and more. Its incredible Christmas window displays are a Parisian institution.
This department store is right inside a heritage monument, and ladies will go crazy for the collection of clothes, jewelry and other accessories on display. The most famous and trendiest brands have a corner at Printemps: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, YSL, Stella McCartney, and Louis Vuitton. The fourth floor is devoted to promoting new designers such as Zadig & Voltaire, Isabelle Marrant and Vanessa Bruno. For men, there is a separate six-floor section. For your home, you will find home furnishings, china and silverware, and anything else you could think of for your wedding registry. Speaking of weddings, visit the wedding salon to try on your future bridal gown. If you care to indulge in some post-shopping pampering, Printemps even houses its own salon and spa. What else could Printemps possibly offer? A fashion show every Thursday! Gastronomes also have the opportunity to fill their baskets with delicacies at Printemps Gourmet-take a break in the restaurant or café before embarking on one more fix of Parisian fashion.
This chain of reliable Paris stores, designed for the busy city shopper, can be found in each Arrondissement. Stores are usually divided into a grocery store on one floor and clothing, home and beauty sections on another floor. Clothing basics for men, women and children, delivery service, photo booths and photocopying are available here. This store is open until midnight, perfect for picking up groceries, a notebook, or some shampoo after work.