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The Best Paris Shopping Streets

Love to shop? Paris has your name written all over it! While you can find fabulous shops all over the city, sprinkled throughout all the arrondissements, there are certain Paris shopping streets that are considered to be a goldmine of treasures, up and down the “rue.” In this Paris shopping guide to the most famous shopping streets in Paris, I am sharing the best ones!

Shopping in Paris is a never-ending journey; just when you think you’re almost done, you come across another attractive store. And another. And another. Millions of people flock to the City of Light to indulge in a wonderful shopping experience, no matter what their style.

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With several neighborhoods with dedicated shopping districts, you can often find various products in a wide range of budgets. But shopping in Paris has to be carefully planned (at least a little) if you’re on the clock.

Once you decide on what you need to buy and which district you can find it in, you are free to explore the area, uncover some hidden gems and visit some of the more classic stores along the way. A little planning can help you avoid running all around the city aimlessly and save you some time and energy.

These are Paris shopping streets you need to know about. Let's shop!

Paris shopping streets: Rue du Bac

If you’re looking to shop and stroll, you’ve come to the right place! Rue du Bac is a great place to let your inner flâner out while you fill your bags with cheeses, chocolates, and everything that brings a sparkle to your eyes. [Do NOT forget the bags!]

Over the last couple of years, Rue du Bac and some streets around it have been named the golden triangle for gourmands due to the rapidly increasing concentration of fine-dining destinations and the renovation of La Grande Épicérie, the luxury supermarket for the connoisseurs.

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More than just a store, you can eat inside La Grande Épicérie as well!

A truly gourmet street made up of top pastry chefs, French savoir-faire, and new exciting flavors to try, Rue du Bac has gone through a significant transformation to become a bustling, commercial street that we know today.

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In the 1500s, a ferry (or bac) was established along the Quai Voltaire to transport blocks for the construction of Tuileries Palace, and the path leading to the ferry was initially known as Le Grand Chemin du Bac. The area was later transformed and saw the construction of several private mansions in the 17th century.

While walking down the streets, you can notice several hôtel particuliers which remain an important part of the history and culture of the 7th Arrondissement.


What to do on and around Rue du Bac

  • Angelina Paris (108 Rue du Bac) go for their famous hot chocolate, L’Africain.
  • Barthélemy (51 Rue de Grenelle) one of the most famous fromageries providing cheese to the President of France.
  • Deyrolle (46 Rue du Bac) taxidermy museum opened in 1831, also known as the Cabinet of Curiosities. 
  • Foucher (134 Rue du Bac) classic Parisian chocolate store with a little tea room at the back. 
  • La Grande Épicerie (38 Rue de Sèvres) a huge food hall selling gourmet items from all over the world.
  • Le Bac à Glaces (109 Rue du Bac) family-run ice cream parlor serving fresh, creamy flavors (one of the spots to find the best ice cream in Paris).
  • Le Bon Marché (24 Rue de Sèvres) a classic department store with great items and deals.
  • Maison Bossier (77 Rue du Bac) is an elegant chocolate boutique established in 1827.
Fromagerie cheese store in Paris

Rue des Vinaigriers

Lined with small boutiques and shops, Rue des Vinaigriers has a vibrant shopping scene and is a great place to visit, whether you want to simply explore the city or find a special something. The new trendy region in the 10th Arrondissement has seen a revival of artisanal traditions, for fashion and food.

Nestled between Canal Saint Martin and Boulevard Magenta, Rue des Vinaigriers is a balanced mix of modern and traditional aesthetics.


What to do on and around Rue des Vinaigriers

  • Annabel Winship (24 Rue des Vinaigriers) beautifully crafted colorful women’s shoes.
  • Baci Bisou (25 Rue des Vinaigriers) Italian gelato.
  • Evelyne Lohier (49 Rue des Vinaigriers) artisan embroiderer who also holds upcycling workshops. 
  • Ikebanart (49 Rue Lucien Sampaix) master of Japanese flower arrangement.
  • L’Atelier (20 Rue Lucien Sampaix) workshops for hand-stitched leather handbags.
  • La Piñata (25 Rue des Vinaigriers) handcrafted piñatas and children’s books.
  • Liberté (39 Rue des Vinaigriers) is a modern bakery with delicious sourdoughs made with old-school baking techniques.

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Canal Saint Martin 

The trendy quarter of Canal Saint Martin invites pedestrians to stroll around the area and absorb the gorgeous views of the canal, the vibes of the neighborhood, and the details of each waterfront boutique. The area has several trendy and quirky ateliers, up-and-coming designers, and stores that look more like galleries.

If you’re searching for sustainable and ethical clothing, you can find many brands supporting environmental programs.

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What to do in and around Canal Saint Martin

  • Antoine et Lili (95 Quai de Valmy) bobo designer clothes and kitchen decorations.
  • Balibaris (14 Rue de Marseille) handmade elegant menswear made in France.
  • Chez Prune (36 Rue Beaurepaire) classic Parisian bistro.
  • Du Pain et des Idées (34 Rue Yves Toudic) organic bakery known for its 19th-century style baking. 
  • Le Centre Commerciale (2 Rue de Marseille) ecologically conscious fashion clothes and accessories. 
  • Machicadou (165 Quai de Valmy) workshop-cum-secondhand clothes boutique.
  • Make My Lemonade (61 Quai de Valmy) a DIY concept store where customers can create their dresses.
  • Maison DoDuDinDon (3 Rue Alexandre Parodi) is a vibrant store of toys, clothes, and decor. 
  • Médecine Douce (10 Rue de Marseille) delicate jewelry in pastel and discreet colors.
  • Pop Market (50 Rue Bichat) concept store filled with goodies from different designers.
  • Potemkine (30 Rue Beaurepaire) DVDs of rare and experimental films.
  • Ten Belles (10 rue de la Grange aux Belles) is one of the original specialty coffee shops in Paris.
women shopping for vintage clothing on Rue des Martyrs one of the best Paris shopping streets

Best Shopping in Paris: Rue des Martyrs

With picturesque boutiques and charming streets, Rue des Martyrs has it all, from clothing and shoes to jewelry and decor. The area around Rue des Martyrs (part of the 9th and 18th arrondissements) has several little shopping streets to explore along with gourmet and specialist food shops.

A popular shopping destination for locals and seasoned travelers, Rue des Martyrs is known for its vibrant atmosphere where you’re sure to find something to master that Parisian look.


What to do on and around Rue des Martyrs

  • Emmanuelle Zaysman (81 Rue des Martyrs) beautiful jewelry made from richly colored gemstones and beaten gold.
  • Chinemachine (100 Rue des Martyrs) glamorous vintage clothing store.
  • La Chambre aux Confitures (9 Rue des Martyrs) artisanal store for regular and seasonal fruit preserves.
  • Librairie Vendredi (67 Rue des Martyrs) cute little bookstore.
  • Maison Brémond (9 Rue des Martyrs) is an epicerie known for its authentic olive oils and calissons (southern French candy).
  • Mesdemoiselles Madeleines (37 Rue des Martyrs) artisanal and gourmet madeleines.
  • Rose Bakery (46 Rue des Martyrs) is well-known for its organic salads and quiches.
  • Sébastien Gaudard (22 Rue des Martyrs) luxury chocolates and confections.
  • Zeit (70 Rue des Martyrs) is effortlessly chic ready-to-wear.

Best Places for Shopping in Paris: Rue de Charonne

Rue de Charonne is a street well known for its eclectic mix of big brands and independent boutiques. Located centrally in the 11th Arrondissement behind Bastille, Rue de Charonne usually sees locals breezing through artistic shops, chic boutiques, and quirky concept stores. It is a shopping destination for every cool Parisian, and if you’re looking to define your style, you should visit Rue de Charonne.

From vintage thrift stores to well-established brands, the street has everything you need. The street also has several bistros, cafes, and restaurants offering diverse dishes and drinks where you can savor delicious wines or flavorful lunches.

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What to do on and around Rue de Charonne

  • Altermundi (39 Rue de Charonne) sustainable department store.
  • Bellerose (24 Rue de Charonne) stylish Belgian clothing label.
  • Clamato (80 Rue de Charonne) seafood shack.
  • French Trotters (30 Rue de Charonne) chic clothing and accessory store.
  • Isabel Marant (16 Rue de Charonne) bohemian clothing and vintage-inspired Parisian chic.
  • K-Way (35 Rue de Charonne) Paris-based rainwear in a variety of bright and neutral colors.
  • L’Art du Temps (63 Rue de Charonne) handpicked vintage furniture and interior decor.
  • La Botte Gardiane (25 Rue de Charonne) handmade boots in a variety of budgets.
  • Les Demoiselles café (76 Rue de Charonne) organic dishes, juices, and natural wines.
  • Repetto (20 Rue de Charonne) creator and seller of original ballet flats and leather accessories. 
  • Sessùn (34 Rue de Charrone) a concept store exhibiting clothes, handmade art, jewelry, and homewares.

Best Shopping Streets in Paris: Rue Vieille du Temple

An ancient street in the Le Marais district, Rue Vieille du Temple has quite a unique atmosphere. You can almost travel back in time on this street as the buildings here have a gorgeous facade of the Middle Ages and a vintage charm that draws you in. Perfect for locals, visitors, and everyone who feels lost in the hustle and bustle of the city, Rue Vieille du Temple has a long list of hip hotels, designer boutiques, and several luxury and high-end brands.

Known as Haut Marais (Upper Marais), this region has a creative blend of brands to be found in the city. From cutting-edge and eclectic to traditional classics, this “bobo” neighborhood (bourgeois bohemian) is a must-visit!

comptoir des cotonniers marais along the Rue Vieille du Temple Paris shopping street
Comptoir des Cotonniers along Rue Vieille du Temple, a Paris shopping street you need to know about

What to do on and around Rue Vieille du Temple

  • Comptoir des Cotonniers (124 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) classic French casuals.
  • Edwart (17 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) chocolates made with exotic spices and flavors.
  • Erich Bompard (44 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) gorgeous cashmere knitwear.
  • French Trotters (128 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) timeless Parisian clothing brand.
  • Junco (10 Rue de Poitou) mix of traditional and contemporary jewelry.
  • Karl Lagerfeld (25 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) a futuristic concept store with ready-to-wear and accessories.
  • Marché des Enfants Rouges (39 rue de Bretagne) remarkable international flavors and cuisines.
  • Merci (111 Bd Beaumarchais) trendy concept store with fashion and design items.
  • Noriem (27 Rue Vieille-du-Temple) a sought-after Japanese label.
  • Oska (106 Rue de Turenne) stylish, easy-to-wear Japanese label.
  • Pas de Calais (15, rue de Poitou) luxurious fabrics and stylish garments.

Shopping in Paris is an exciting and unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion, or just want to explore further, delving into the many shopping streets of the city is a must for any traveler.

From exquisite leather goods to fresh food markets, each street encapsulates the French style and character of this incredible city. So what are you waiting for? Gather your bags, check out our list of the best shopping streets in Paris, and explore this wondrous city on your next trip!

How about you? Do these Paris shopping streets seem like a place you want to be? Do tell! Have another shopping street that you like to visit? Do share!


Andi Fisher

I am married to a French man, lived in France for 3 years, and have been to Paris more than 50 times. I am always a tourist so the information, tip, and tricks I share are created to help you!

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  1. Amber Myers says:

    I will keep these in mind when I visit. I love to shop!

  2. My daughter is traveling to Europe this summer (without us!), so it is good to know some tips to share with her. Traveling can be complicated and it is nice to be prepared.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the suggestions for various streets in Paris. Honestly I don’t think I would get past the first street with all the great sounding shops and cafes (especially the cheese place!).

  4. Tara Pittman says:

    Shopping in Paris is on my list. Now I know the best streets to check out for stores.

  5. Shopping the streets of Paris sounds like a literal dream. I want to go to Paris so bad and pretend to be in the show Emily in Paris.

  6. My daughter has always wanted to travel through Paris, and shop some of the stores there! I’ll share this with her.

  7. When I say Paris, I think of fashion and shopping! Thank you for these awesome places!

  8. Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees says:

    As a travel enthusiast and a shopping lover, I found your article to be extremely useful and informative. Your insights about the different shopping districts and areas in Paris are helpful for anyone planning to visit the city of lights.

  9. Christy Garrett says:

    I wish that I could go to Paris. I’ll have to remember these tips if I ever do get the chance to go.

  10. Beautiful Touches says:

    There seem to be so many shopping districts that fit any of your needs! I’d love to see some of these in person one day!!

  11. I would love to go shopping in Paris! Hopefully I will make it there someday.

  12. One of my dream destinations! Would love to go shopping in Paris someday!

  13. Ahh this is making we want to go back to Paris! We went last summer and had an amazing time!

  14. Richelle Milar says:

    I would really love to go and visit Paris and now I have more to go to thanks to this!

  15. Rose Ann Sales says:

    I really love to go here with my daughter and sister! It would be awesome to shop here