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Paris Shopping: a 3 Day Trip (help needed)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lightbringer, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Ike

    Ike Senior member

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    As someone who's lived in Paris, I learned early on not to buy anything I could get stateside for half the price. The experience of interesting stores and unique items is key. There's not much you can't find in NYC, for example.

    Charvet is a fantastic store, as others have noted. APC is fun, and back before it opened stateside, I used to go to the Muji store in the Marais a fair amount. I also agree that Bon Marche is the best you can do, stay away from Galeries Lafayette/Printemps - mall clothes.

    I know it's cliche, but walking around the Marais can be fruitful, esp for streetwear. There's an APC around there, and some other fun streetwear stores I can't remember off the top of my head. Great editing at those places.
     
  2. Wongtouski

    Wongtouski Senior member

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    Grossly. I was so disappointed after going there. Such a walk too!

    I saw cotton bracelets with a skull on it for 50 euros there. That place is severely overrated. Cool looking shop though.

    OP: Hit up A.P.C., I bought a pair of pre-washed Jeans there that I haven't been able to find anywhere in HK. It was only 175 euros.

    Of course the LV/Goyard/Charvet are must go's
     
  3. Freddy Vandecasteele

    Freddy Vandecasteele Senior member

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    Do not go to Paris for Chinese food
    If you want to see the best " Smalto"
    Everything is expensive Go to museums.
    Enjoy
    I worked there,when to school ,there a great city
    Freddy Vandecasteele
     
  4. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    Go to the Hermes Boutique and buy a green breast wallet.

    +1 LOL
     
  5. jonnyt

    jonnyt Senior member

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    think about two dudes lubing there penises with mayo and going at each other

    But what are the guys wearing?
    And where in Paris did they buy it?
     
  6. Lightbringer

    Lightbringer Senior member

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    think about two dudes lubing there penises with mayo and going at each other

    WTF?
     
  7. Yooxaddict73

    Yooxaddict73 Well-Known Member

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    think about two dudes lubing there penises with mayo and going at each other

    Nah-nah-nah-lal-la-lal-la-la-nah. NO!!!
     
  8. bapelolol

    bapelolol Senior member

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    Any recommendations for outlet/surplus/Daffy like places? I was a bit disappointed with VallÃ[​IMG]e Village
     
  9. Garfed

    Garfed New Member

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    Certainly Charvet! And do not forget to go to the links and handkerchiefs, and even buy a pair of pajamas. They are expensive but are the best in the world, and you deserve it...
     
  10. JDelage

    JDelage Senior member

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    Walk all along the rue du Faubourg St Honore, from le Louvre to rue de la Boetie (roughly). You'll cross all the top designers, top watch and jewelry makers, and a score of vintage jewelry stores, including cufflinks. On the way stop at the Hermes store, and check out the John Lobb store that is attached to it.

    From there make sure to do a side trip North to place Vendome to see the jewelry, and Charvet on the other side of the place. Also do a side trip South on rue Cambon to buy some Pierre Herme macaroons. Get at least 1 each of the Mogador (chocolate & passion fruit) & Rose.

    On the other side of the Seine, the most interesting walk is probably rue du Bac, from the Seine to the Bon Marche. The small streets around the Bon Marche are interesting - lots of little boutique shops. When crossing Blvd St Germain, do a side trip Eastward to check out John Lobb & Edward Green on the other side of the Blvd. The small streets around rue du
    Bac are generally interesting, with more fashion the more South you go, and a large number of curio and antique shops between the Seine and the blvd St Germain.

    Blvd St Germain is a fun walk too, mostly from rue St Jacques to rue du Bac. Make sure to get some chocolates at Patrick Roger, at number 108.
     
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  11. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Bump, cause i'll be there as well at the end of the month.
    very excited.
    I actually told myself I was going for the sights/experience and not to shop.

    ...ah, the lies that we tell ourselves.
     
  12. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    Until now I'd forgotten about the Pierre Herme macarons mentioned above. I was sufficiently delighted with them that I took this picture a year ago. Worth a trip, as is a visit to any of the Laduree bakeries.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. GoneBabyGone

    GoneBabyGone Well-Known Member

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    Scarlett for watchbands that are more reasonably priced than ABP
     

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