One street to Christmas shop in Paris – not in the Marais!
So Christmas is here again in Paris !! There are lots of really cool Parisian brands that have the French flair and Parisian chic to be found on rue Montmartre – as soon as you get out the metro at either Les halles or Etienne Marcel (line ) – take a 5 mins minute walk away from the metro and get lost in my old neilazghbourhood and favorite streets of Paris.
At the end of rue Montmartre, you find Eglise Saint Eustache -one of my favorite churches in Paris because it’s always empty and it’s beautiful to just walk around in the meditative silence of the space they have a cool artwork from artists such as Keith Harring.
Just outside the church is also where you can find one of the best Christmas tree markets in Paris at Les Halles.
Anyways all around is a big underground mall at Chatles Les Halles (line 4), and above ground, we have some of the best shopping streets such as rue Montmartre, Rue Étienne Marcel, rue Montorgueil, Rue Tiqquetonne etc
Here are a mother load of Parisian addresses to get your Christmas shopping on – and one street or in one location (* more or less!)
FASHION on Rue Montmartre
Maje – typical Parisian high street fashion
Cotelac – off kilter with great fabrics and funky styles
Les Petites – another Parisian fave
Princesse Tam Tam – kind of like the lingerie brand you gift your girlfriends
Petit Bateau – go for the super soft French blue and white tee shirts
Territoire – they feature local artists jewelry and accessories. Love their selection of dresses!
Le Coq Sportif – the French sporty brand
Zadig + Voltaire – very high-end rock & roll inspired basics
Manoush – over the top dresses and coats. Sort of a mix of Alexander McQueen, Marie Antoinette, and Commes des Garcons
GO ON THIS SIDE STREET…RUE DU JOUR – take a quick detour on this street too!
BA&SH – another French favorite
Agnes B – the real deal – amazing space and gallery
WALK ALL OF RUE ETIENNE MARCEL
Shinzo – the best sneakers in Paris (for a new release the lines are so long!)
Gas Bijoux – exquisite colorful jewelry
&other stories – the high-end sister of H&M
Comptoir des Cotonniers – french ready to wear
Kiliwatch – mix of vintage and trendy brands
Sandro – french high street brand for men and women
Bonpoint – fancy french kids wear
LOTS OF BAKING Supplies + KITCHEN STUFF
36 Rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris
13 Rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris
48 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris
IF YOU REALLY WANT ONE STOP SHOPPING – LES HALLES SHOPPING MALL (pronounced leh-hal)
Les Halles has the traditional shops and some French favorites too: H&m, Zara, forever 21, Sephora
PAUSE for FOOD + DRINKS
just about anywhere on the street over at Rue Montorgueil! which has the oldest bakery in Paris, Stoher. Really a typical Parisian street now full of cafe’s catering to tourists and locals.
but you can also try these:
DINNER – L’Escargot + Pierrot + Le Cochon à l’Oreille
LUNCH – Lezard Cafe + Brasserie 2eme Art (vegan)
Drink – AVEK bar
Coffee – Matamata
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