It’s no secret that Paris has some of the best high-end shopping in the world. From major retailers to small boutiques, spending a couple of days scoping out the shops in the city of love is a must-do.
During my latest trip for Paris Fashion Week, I carved out some time to pop into some of my favorite stores. And let me tell you, I came across so many great finds.
Whether you’ve been to Paris or not, it’s likely that you know that luxury items are more affordable due to lower overhead costs and tax benefits. So if you’re traveling to Europe, this gives you the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and finally pull the trigger on anything special that you’ve been eyeing.
However, I always recommend that you go about your shopping in Paris with a game plan. Having a list of specific items that you’re wanting will help you make good decisions rather than last-minute, impulse purchases.
That’s exactly why I put together this blog post on what I bought during my trip. I’m also including a list of the best luxury shopping in Paris so you can plan out your day of retail therapy.
No trip to Paris is complete without some good Chanel finds. If you’ve never tried this lip color, this is your sign to. One side is a lipstick and the other is a high-shine lip gloss. I have loved this product ever since I worked at Chanel. I have always wanted to try it in the light rose color and I can confirm that it’s perfect for everyday wear.
I bought these on one of my last days in Paris and I’m so glad I decided to go with them. I wasn’t really in the market for sunglasses, but I still wanted to look at the options at Chanel.
The color is more like a cream white and the pearl detailing is so classic. I also love the cat eye shape and think they look so flattering.
One thing that was on my list was a tan Moncler jacket. I think this piece is the perfect example of quiet luxury. This jacket is such a timeless staple, and I know that it will last me a lifetime.
This one is lightweight, which is perfect for this time of year and also is ideal for packing/traveling (it rolls up so easily.)
It’s made with down, so even though it’s not bulky, it keeps you really warm and cozy. I also love that it has button closures rather than a zipper.
I love my IT Cosmetics brow gel (it’s a tried-and-true staple in my makeup routine) but I was almost out of it so I decided to give this Chanel gel a try. I’m loving it so far and think it’s perfect if you want an option that’s not as bold or thick.
This is a liquid highlighter that I’ve been using underneath my foundation and then again on top of it to add a pop of color and dimension to certain places on my face.
Think of it like a higher-end version of the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Highlighter but in a prettier presentation that smells amazing and is made without synthetics. Overall, I think this is certainly worth the splurge.
I really wanted a quality travel tote but didn’t have any specific bag in mind. I ended up going with this Loewe Knot Tote and think it’s the perfect size. It easily fits my computer and all of my daily essentials — it would also be good to use while traveling.
It’s as roomy as it is beautiful, and it comes in so many different colors. I ended up getting the dark olive, which I think will last longer and hold up better when traveling (as opposed to some of the lighter color options.)
This might be my favorite purchase of all. I had been in the market for this specific ring for quite some time. I was super drawn to the thin band and really wanted to make it special by engraving each one of my kids’ names on it.
I wasn’t necessarily seeking this out during my trip to Paris, but it all worked out and I’m so happy that I ended up purchasing it. From the moment I walked into the Cartier store, I was so well received, which was nice considering I’m not a huge jewelry girl.
The whole experience was so special and I felt really involved with the engraving and decision making process. I wear the ring on my thumb and haven’t taken it off since leaving Europe (and have no plans to.)
On the other hand, I really want to love this bronzing cream but I haven’t totally fallen for it yet. It just doesn’t stick to my skin as seamlessly as I’d expect it to. I think I’ll play with it a bit more before I share my final verdict.
I initially bought this Miu Miu wristlet to use as a cosmetic bag, but now I’m not so sure I’ll use it for makeup because the inside is made with satin fabric. I think I’ll just keep this as a going out/everyday bag.
I do really like the wristlet design and appreciate that it has the capability to have a chain added to it (it just doesn’t come with one.) Plus, I can actually fit a surprising amount of stuff in here, including my bulky phone.
I love this waterproof eye pencil and have been using it regularly. I got it in the shade espresso.
It’s retractable and easy to use since you don’t have to deal with any sharpeners.
With so many stores and areas to shop in Paris, it can be hard to know where to spend your time. Personally, I love shopping from French brands when I’m there, so that’s reflected in my list below.
There are certainly a lot more department stores and smaller boutiques, but these are some of my favorites:
– Isabel Marant
– Maison 123
I also did some Zara action during my most recent trip. I have found that they have the best pieces and variety of styles in the Paris stores!