Your favorite Paris shopping street.

Old Oct 5th, 2015, 05:51 PM
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Your favorite Paris shopping street.

Rue Cler gets most of the press, thank you Rick Steves, but I prefer Rue Montorgueil. I knew I wanted to stay near there since seeing Monet's painting of the street. Being able to walk over to Stohrer's every morning to pick up our breakfast , wonderful food shops and restaurants, and that it is open and lively when Rue Cler is mostly closed, e.g., May Day. To me, Rue Montorgueil captures the essence of Paris.

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Old Oct 5th, 2015, 11:55 PM
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Hello

I prefer les Champs Elysees. My favorite shop is Disney's stores.

(I'm not much of a shopper).
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Shopping for what? I mainly shop for handbags, accessories, and clothes so it's the streets between Poilane (rue de Cherche Midi) and Le Bon Marche and Le Bon Marche is my #1 department store for inspiration although I also do Galleries Layfayette and Printemps.

I also shop rue de Rennes for clothing, gloves, handbags, and accessories and rue Jacob and that area for Jerome Dreyfuss and other handbags, clothes, fabrics at the design stores, and some household items.

Rue St. Sulpice is also on my list as is rue Madame and the side streets in that area.

As for cooking housewares and linens, then it's both Galeries Layfayette Maison and BHV.

For soap, it's the L'Occitaine boutique across from Le Bon Marche.

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Old Oct 6th, 2015, 12:28 AM
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I guess the OP was talking just about market streets, but my favorite shop in Paris is Merci.

http://www.somuchmoretosee.com/search?q=merci
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Rue Daguerre is one of the best market streets in Paris and attracts fewer hipsters than Montorgueil.
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I love the little section of Blvd St Germain across from Maubert Mutualite. There is a permanent strip of shops that contain a bakery, a wonderful cheese shop, wine shop, and a traiteur. There is a fresh market I think, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in front of the tow of shops.

For " power" shopping, Rue Faubourg St. Honore is heaven to me, even if it is mostly window shopping! ��
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Rie des Pyrénées.
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That's Rue...
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Old Oct 6th, 2015, 05:52 AM
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Hi StCirq - it's nice to hear from you. You were missed at the GTG the other day. I am happy to see you are keeping up.

True, I meant market street, but having other types of shopping added in is serendipitous. A good unintended consequence.
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Old Oct 6th, 2015, 08:10 AM
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Rue des Martyrs, followed closely by Rue Lépic.
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Old Oct 6th, 2015, 09:23 AM
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When I lived outside the EU I liked to shop the grands magasins on Blvd Haussmann to consolidate purchases and get maximum TVA refund. Still love Printemps. I also like Rue Bonaparte and all the little streets around St. Sulpice.
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Lately, I've taken to residing in the 14th and 15th and since the apartment I rent is a 10 min walk from Rue Daguerre, that's my fav market street.

I also love the Goutte d'Or area of the 18th, and the vibrant marche Barbes there.
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Rue Daguerre is a nice street. We went there Sunday. Love the markets there but agree with Rue Montorgueil also. We were headed that way yesterday until the monsoon came. Try again Wed. I did get to several cooking stores though.
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What are you shopping for? The Champs Elysees is super crowded on the streets and in the stores, and isn't worth it unless you just want to say you've shopped on the famous street If you're shopping for clothes and/or home goods, I'd go to the Marais, in the 3rd & 4th arr. Just start at BHV (a sweet mall that's on trend and has lots of options), then walk through the neighborhood in any direction to find lots of shops, particularly around Rue Rosier & Rue Du Temple. From there (given you don't have a broken leg and don't mind walking!), walk up blvd Beaumarchais, and visit the boutique Merci. Lots of amazing goodies there (clothes, accessories, jewelry, books, home stuff, awesome maps of Paris, etc), plus they have a few cafes!
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Old Oct 7th, 2015, 10:14 AM
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I will never understand the fascination with Merci. It is just a collection of overpriced junk.

And BHV is not a mall -- it is a very ordinary department store.
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Regarding BHV, Americans aren't used to (at least this one isn't) department stores that have huge selections of drawer pulls, brass fittings, drapery tie backs etc. That makes it a novelty to me, the closest I can compare it to is Gracious Home in NYC. But, it certainly isn't a mall and many of the usual departments you'd expect in a department store don't have much variety.
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Some great ideas for my next trip!
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Kerouac, you really need to start taking some happy pills of some sort. It's a mystery to me as to why your posts in recent times have become so grumpy.
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One person's junk is another person's treasure.

I've only ever bought a linen facecloth at Merci and I think it was around 5 euro! For me it's a great aesthetic experience, rather like installation art. I love the place but each to their own, I have no interest in the Champs Elysee.
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I guess all of that stuff is for tourists.

Most Parisians I know have walked into Merci once and never set foot there again.
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