Best Monoprix in Paris?

Old Jul 20th, 2011, 02:27 AM
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Best Monoprix in Paris?

I'm in Paris now and excited to shop at Monoprix. Does anyone know which is the largest Monoprix? I am specifically interested in buying children's clothes. I tried visiting a Monoprix yesterday and it didn't have a clothing section, so I wanted some advice before venturing out again.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 04:01 AM
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Where are you in Paris
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 04:20 AM
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Yes, knowing where you are staying will help us with directions to give you. But if you are traipsing around Paris during the day, then there are two rather large Monoprix stores you may find yourself nere: half-way along the Champs-Elysees (a few levels, including clothing) on the left as you walk towards the Rond Point and Place de la Concorde, and on the Ave de l'Opera, between the Opera Garnier and the Louvre, but just near the Pyramides Metro stop, on the right hand side as you walk from Opera Garnier to Louvre. There are plenty more larger stores scattered around Paris, so once we know where you're staying it will be easier to direct you.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 05:23 AM
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The former Inno Montparnasse is probably the biggest Monoprix (rue du Départ). The Monoprix Beaugrenelle is excellent (rue Linois). Monoprix on avenue de l'Opéra (metro Pyramides) or the Monoprix behind the Printemps department store (rue Caumartin -- basement of the Citadium store) are probably worth checking out.

Probably best to just check the storefinder on their site: http://www.monoprix.fr/

Enter the postal code in the box on the upper right (in Paris, that is 75001 to 75020 depending on the arrondissement that interests you).
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 05:51 AM
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The Monoprix on avenue de l'Opera has a very small clothing department.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I am in the 13th arr., near the Chevaleret and Biblioteque Mitterand, though I'm willing to travel.
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If you're looking for low-price children's clothes that you can say were bought in Paris, there's a Tati store in the 13th, just off the Place d'Italie (on the Av. d'Italie).

If you've never had the joy of shopping at a Tati, you might wish to go, just for the experience.

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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Yes, this is a little bit like asking what is the best Sears in Chicago. They are enough alike that it isn't necessarily going to be worth your while to travel a long distance.
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Just across the Seine from the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand is Bercy Village (metro Cour Saint Emilion), which has a one-of-a-kind new Monoprix concept store open 7 days a week. It's called "Monop Store" and has all of the usual stuff.
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Don't know your children's sizes, etc. but I bought cute little girls' dresses at the Pl. Monge Sunday market. You also might look at the Richard Lenoir market.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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I agree with Kerouac, I mainly use the one near gare Montparnasse or at Beaugrenelle. Of course, that's really because I'm usually staing in that area. But they do seem among the biggest ones I've seen. Although there are probably lots on the Right Bank I haven't been in.
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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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There's a chain of children's clothes shops called Tout compte fait; you can also search www.pagesjaunes.fr for "vêtements enfants" in Paris - it lists 12 addresses in the 13th.
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I've found nice children's clothes at the Monoprix on rue St Antoine, between Metro St Paul and Bastille. There's a Tout compte fait nearby as well that looked good and inexpensive, didn't buy anything there because I already had bought too much.

My favorite find is a Dutch shop called Hema near the Halles movie theatre (maybe on rue Reamur? the street that continues on to St Eustache). They have great cotton colors and prints, sleepwear, onesies, etc, VERY reasonable, and housewares. Kind of Ikea meets Design Research.

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Old Jul 20th, 2011, 09:55 PM
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That is rue Rambuteau.
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I am almost positive that they sell children's clothing at the Monoprix on the Rue de Rennes (just off Blvd. St. Germain). Cafe Flore is at the opposite corner where Blvd. St. Germain meets Rue de Rennes.

Monoprix has the most wonderful Sensodyne toothpaste. It has tartar control and whitener that works better than anything I have ever used in the US.

Can't you just go to Printemps or Galleries Lafayette for children's clothes?

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Old Jul 21st, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for the replies. We've been here for a week and I've already bought a fair amount of baby clothes from a wide range of stores (including Printemps). The first store I visited was the Bercy Village Monoprix and they had many things for 5 Euros, which is WAY cheaper than anything at other stores. I wish I had bought more stuff there. I'm just interested in checking out another Monoprix, hopefully a bigger one, because the one at Bercy Village seemed a bit small.
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... and the sales are finished now!
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I think they probably do sell children's clothes in the St Germain one (rue de Rennes), they do in all the ones that have some clothes, I think, but I didn't mention it because it isn't one of the biggest/best as the OP wanted. They don't even have that great a selection of adult clothes IMO.
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There is a good size children's section at the C&A on rue Rivoli ~ we've bought several pieces there for our grandson. Fairly good quality at good prices. My hubby loves their menswear section as well.

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