Shopping Paris for Teenage Girl

Old Jun 28th, 2016, 06:40 AM
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Shopping Paris for Teenage Girl

I know this has been done many times before but am in Provence with 13 year old granddaughter, returning to Paris on 6/30 with very short time to shop. We are staying in 6th so would like recommendations for clothing shops around there; no time to venture far. Can't find earlier thread on this subject. Think there were some mentioned on rue de Rennes; know about B. Manville. Thanks so much!!
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Old Jun 28th, 2016, 07:16 AM
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If she wants to shop in Paris, bring her to the Galleries Lafayette. It is not in the 6th but it is easy to get to.
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Old Jun 28th, 2016, 07:29 AM
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The big soldes just started a week back so it will be a fun time to shop!

Here is something I posted back in 2010 about rue de Rennes that might what you are thinking about-really the street all the way from Montparnasse to St Germain is packed with good finds. Hope this helps:

I have 3 French nieces living in Paris-16, 18, and 20. Their favorite place to shop is in the 6th on rue de Rennes running from Blvd. St. Germain all the way down to Montparnasse. In terms of shops, they especially like to find bargains on shoes there in the little boutiques. For clothes-there are also good little places, although for cheaper kind of "college kid" kind of clothing they haunt the stores on Blvd. St. Michel running from the river up to Blvd St. Germain. On rue de Rennes for clothing they like the chains like H&M and there is an American Apparel.

They also like Zara for clothing-I believe it is a Spanish chain:
Address 140 Rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 42 84 44 60

Etam is great for lingerie-not expensive-Mononprix is also great for all that-pj's nightshirts, etc. I know our friend's 16 year loved buying all sort of frilly French things there and also a bikini at Monoprix-All of that stuff is something the French do really well At monoprix and in the office supply sections of the department stores-keep an eye out for little back to school stuff-they make really cute branded pencil holders, tiny notebooks etc.
Address: 135 Rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 45 44 16 88

Address: 50, Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris‎
Tel: 01 45 48 18 08‎

Other than clothing-here are their favorites:

Plastiques: This store is great-they sell everything plastic-little things to hold cell phones, little soap dishes stuff to decorate their rooms-and it is a great place to find inexpensive souvenirs for friends that won't break!

Address: 103 Rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 45 48 75 88

Pimkie Jewelry and some clothing I think at least like socks, etc.
Address: 144 Rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
01 45 48 10 82

Agatha Also for jewelry-earrings, rings etc.
97, rue de Rennes
Tel: 01 45 48 92 57

Fnac Montparnassee Books, CD's etc. Even if she is interested in French books she might want to bring back some music....
Address: 136 Rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
Tel: 08 25 02 00 20

Finally be aware that most of the grand Magasins like Bon Marche, Galleries Lafayette, etc. now carry many of the boutique brands of clothing and jewelry in their stores (like Kenzo, Agatha etc.) but I figured that this would give you some alternatives to that. Bon Marche isn't far from Rue de Rennes so if your wife and daughter have the stamina they can walk from the south end of rue de Rennes near Montparnasse all the way up to Bon Marche-have lunch there-there are some cool little restaurants or they can buy picnic stuff at the Marche food section and then do the rest of rue de Rennes (also go down rue du four another nice shopping street) over to St. Michel and shop all the way all the way to the river. Me personally I think I would be exhausted-not to mention broke-but I must say my nieces do that about every Saturday-even if they don't have money to buy-they just "lick the windows" as the French say

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Address:38 Rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 44 39 80 00
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Old Jun 28th, 2016, 08:25 AM
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Our 13 year old daughter, we live in the 6th, shops on rue de Rennes near Brandy Melville at:

Subdued - her favorite store
H & M
Marionaud - for makeup

All on the east side of rue de Rennes. On the west side:

Yves Rocher - makeup and toiletries
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Just walking rue de Rennes or going into Forum des Halles seems fine to me. I would NOT take a teenage girl for kicks into a regular dept store, like GL or Bon Marche.

of course H&M is everywhere and isn't French, so not sure the point. Zara isn't French either and is also everywhere but maybe you don't live in a big city that she's ever seen those. At least they are fairly cheap (H&M more so, it seems to me). We have 3 Zaras where I live, in various malls, and 5 H&Ms.

Of course, you could take her to Monoprix, at least it will be a label name that is French and maybe that can seem exotic. YOu could jsut take her to Montparnasse Mall near the train station, they have a GL, a C&A (which is very cheap), as well as some of those cheap chains. They have a Kookai, which is young and Australian but I haven't seen that in the US. C&A isn't French either, of course.

I guess it depends what the goal of this shopping trip is, as just buying cheap clothes from a chain store you could buy anywhere doesn't seem that special to me, or worth the time, not to mention packing space.
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The majority of the teens of Paris do their shopping in the Les Halles area and more specifically at the Forum des Halles which has just been renovated and expanded. The Forum is good for having 100% of the trendy chain stores that interest young people, and the surrounding streets are a hive of independent shops with funky/vintage/alternative clothing.
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I love this store but it might be too old for her:

In the 6th, their store is on the rue de Rennes. As mentioned, sales on now.
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Rue du Commerce is not far and might be a good option...
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Old Jun 28th, 2016, 02:39 PM
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Anyway, Les Halles is only 6 stations and 10 minutes from Saint Germain des Prés.
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Thanks, everyone! Looking forward to our shopping and overnight in Paris and cooler temps! Has been a very hot week in western Provence.
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