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Affordable Paris Shopping Trip

Dragnet chair by Kenneth Cobonpue at Merci, 
a three-story boutique 
in the Marais.

Photo: Marie Hennechart

Shop where the frugal locals do. We've got inexpensive alternatives for antiques, boutiques, and hidden treasures.

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Inspired by: Best Bargain Shopping in Paris — by Lynn Yaeger, Published Sep. 2009

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    Yves Andrieux Vincent Jalbert

    The utilitarian, oddly chic designs at Yves Andrieux Vincent Jalbert are made from unlikely antique fabrics—parachute nylon, canvas, and cotton ori

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    Thanx God I’m a V.I.P.

    Sylvie Chateigner opened this Paris vintage shop with an ironic name between the Place de la République and the Canal St.-Martin in 1994. A few mon

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    Pring, Paris

    Paris-based Thai-American designer, writer, and DJ Pring Pichayanund Chinadahporn (known simply as Pring), began her eponymous shoe and accessories

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    Pretty Box

    Boutique Pretty Box was founded in 2004 when owner Sarah wanted to sell the vintage wardrobe she had amassed during years of world travel. Celebrit

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    Pharmacie Suprapharm

    The vast and often crowded beauty supply store, sometimes referred to by guidebooks as City Pharma or the discount pharmacy at Saint Germain, stock

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    Paris Flea Market Tour

    The bustling Puces de Paris St. Ouen, a.k.a Paris Flea Market, is the setting for this four-hour tour offered on Saturdays and Sundays by Toma Clar

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    Paris Apartment Custom Shopping Expeditions

    Claudia Strasser, who runs a New York—based interiors business called the Paris Apartment, has decades of experience showing American clients aroun

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    Moon Young Hee

    Paris-based Korean designer Moon Young Hee is a regular at Paris Fashion Week, and she is known for her deconstructionist techniques, layered fabri

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    Monoprix

    Paris provides ample opportunities to shop for high-dollar brands, but when the shopping list is full of essentials, Monoprix is the answer. Consid

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    Merci

    Merci is the creation of Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, who founded the children’s couture clothing brand Bonpoint. Selling everything from limite

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    Losco

    Inspired by Native American leather goods, this atelier des ceintures (belt studio and workshop) first opened in 1979. The original Losco shop and

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    Eric Bompard

    Eric Bompard was trekking across the Gobi desert in Mongolia when he came across the Capra Hisca, a goat with a long, soft hair that insulated it f

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    Du Pain et des Idées

    The words “fabrication traditionnelle” are emblazoned above the entrance of this antique-filled boulangerie (bakery), advertising Christophe Vasseu

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    Des Petits Hauts

    Founded by sisters Katia and Vanessa Sanchez, Des Petits Hauts (which translates to “The Little Tops”) is an ultra-feminine clothing boutique with

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    Cyrillus

    Frustrated with the lack of stylish but practical children’s clothing in Paris, stay-at-home mom Daniéle Tellinge began designing her own garments

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