Shopping in Paris is a dream come true for most gals, but the million-dollar question is where to go? Paris, after all is a big city, and wasting your time on the Champs des Elysees would be a shame. At Girls’ Guide to Paris, we feel its important not to visit the same shops that you can find back home, but rather to hunt down those stores that can only be found in Paris. One-of-a-kind shops that have been opened by a young designer or connoisseur of fashion. Our girlfriend and fellow shopaholic Camille de Mondesir has had a ball sourcing these specialty boutiques for you. Now, Francophile filles will be fully armed with this mini-guide before they set out into the streets of the city of light.
Emilie Casiez (emiliecasiez.com) 57, rue Charlot, in the 3rd. 01 42 74 59 89. Casual flowing dresses and soft cotton shirts and pants designed by the young and talented French-Japanese designer who manages the shop.
Joy (joyboutique.fr) 38, rue du Roi de Sicile, in the 4th. 01 42 78 94 88. Selection of feminine garments and jewelry from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, See by Chloe, The French Factory and Alice Hubert, among others.
Kamille (kamilleparis.fr) 1, place Alphonse Deville, in the 6th. 01 45 44 35 67. The owner handpicks edgy and asymmetrical clothes from a wide range of European designers to fill this small boutique. Garments are reasonably priced so you can walk away with something unique and memorable.
Les Belles Images 74, rue Charlot, in the 3rd. 01 42 76 93 61. Retro-inspired collection of clothes from well-known designers as well as neighborhood designers. This is a unique and one of a kind selection by owner Sandy Bontout.
Les Fleurs (lesfleurscanalblog.com) 16, Passage Josset, in the 11th. 01 43 55 12 94. Beautiful accessories, from floral-printed lanterns to vintage postcards to antique coin necklaces.
Marie Antoinette Boutique (marieantoinetteparis.fr) 5, rue d’Ormesson, in the 4th. 01 42 71 25 07. An enchanting boutique dedicated to little luxuries, such as dainty perfume bottles, handmade soaps and sweet-smelling candles.
Pauline Pin (paulinepin.com) 51, rue Charlot, in the 3rd. 01 42 78 06 67. Fun, versatile and multicolored leather bags and satchels. All bags are designed in the boutique itself.
Petit Mendigote (petitemendigote.fr) 23, rue du Dragon, in the 6th. 01 42 84 20 07. Charming selection of feminine accessories, bags and jewelry by various small designers.
Plume Plume 23, rue des Francs Bourgeouis, in the 4th. 01 42 72 30 17. Once a patisserie, this charming boutique is filled with dainty treasures, such as raspberry-colored hats, fur clutches and bejeweled necklaces.
Pring (pringparis.com) 29, rue Charlot, in the 3rd. 01 42 72 71 87. Stylish shoes and handbags particular to the boutique and handcrafted in the designer’s atelier.
Suncoo (suncoo.fr) 279, rue Saint Denis, in the 2nd. 01 40 26 10 39. A truly precious boutique filled with pastel dresses, embellished jackets and dainty accessories.
Doni Belau is the owner and editor of the Girls’ Guide to Paris, a travel website and blog written by Parisian residents and insiders covering everything from fashion to culture to foodie faves in the city of light.
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