Authored by Amy Donoghue
Paris is a European shopping mecca, and the buzz and hype that surrounds the shopping experience here is like no other. Beautiful neighborhoods are bursting at the seams with designer fashion stores, and stylish people strutting the streets. It’s safe to say that Paris is a shopper’s dream.
Set up with over five major department stores and 17,500 + shops, the shops in Paris don’t sell clothes. They sell lifestyles. Though for those traveling Paris on a budget who can’t afford to shop at flagship stores, the city is still packed with an amazing range of discount and outlet stores.
In the lead up to Paris fashion week, the following is a guide for Paris fashion you can afford. For those fond of fashion who don’t want to spend a fortune, these are the best discount stores and factory outlets. You’ll find top international designer brands at prices discounted from 30 to 80%!
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The Best Discount Shopping / Factory Outlets in Paris
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This is a typical Marais boutique, though offers huge discounts. You’ll find last season’s designer goods from the likes of Paul Smith and Roberto Collina at up to 70 per cent off.
Location: 44 Rue Poitou, Paris, Île-de-France, France
La Vallée Village
You’ll want to plan a day trip for a visit to La Vallee Village outside of Paris, though it’s some of the best designer outlet shopping in the surrounds.
Find luxury fashion and homeware stores with discounts of up to 60% off. The mall is in a village setting with 90+ stores and deep discounts on high-end brands. Catch the express bus from Place des Pyramides.
Location: 3 cours de la Garonne, Serris, Île-de-France, France
Large out of town shopping mall stocking a range of designer and boutique clothing and accessories at a reduced price.
It’s a 1.5 hour commute by train to Troyes from Paris, so you should plan to dedicate a full day. You’ll find names like Hugo Boss, Etam and Naf-Naf, as well as outlet shops for many trendy French names.
Location: 114 Boulevard de Dijon, Saint-Julien-les-Villas, Champagne-Ardenne, France
This is a chain of retail stores selling second-hand clothing by the kilo, with thousands of unique vintage clothes and accessories up for grabs.
While there are some great vintage finds, the stores can sometimes be very picked-over. There are 6 of these stores in Paris.
Location: 125 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Check out Ding-Fring for designer clothes, vintage, retro, streetwear, suits, … there’s something for all ages and all budgets at this charity shop with a difference.
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside you’ll find a goldmine. It’s a charity shop with a wide range of secondhand clothes, where chain store labels hang alongside designer and vintage.
Location: 39 rue Labrouste, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Tati is a popular department store selling a range of cheap and cheerful clothes and accessories.
You’re not going to find high quality here, but clothing is SUPER cheap. It’s a huge store which sells everything from Tshirts to wedding dresses, kids clothes and home ware. Think Walmart that picks up on Parisian styles.
Location: 4-18 boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Mistigriff is a national chain selling designer labels outlet style, with frequent 60-85% discounts. The labels have sometimes been removed – hence the “mistigriff” (mystery label) name – so come with a keen eye for a real bargain.
This is one of the best spots in Paris to find designer seconds.
Location: 83-85 rue Saint-Charles, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Half of this large industrial space is a regular Kookai store with their current full-priced line; the other half is the stock, or outlet, full of bargains and cut-price clothes.
Location: 82 rue de Réaumur, Paris, Île-de-France, France
This is a stock clearance and brand outlet shop. As such you never know what you’ll find, but it’s always high-quality stock.
Think Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace. You’ll find multiple high end brands with clothes and accessories for women and men.
Location: 29 rue des Abbesses, Paris, Île-de-France, France
The outlet store for André, a popular designer shoe brand, this is a shoe mecca.
Think cutting edge design at affordable prices with styles reminiscent of high end designer brands. Luxury collections like Louboutin are available here at a fraction of boutique prices.
Location: 106 rue de Rivoli, Paris, Île-de-France, France
A vintage clothing boutique in the 18th arrondissement of Paris known for it’s unique buy / sell / trade policies.
Their ever-refreshed inventory includes major and local designer labels, vintage finds, as well as an assortment of jeans, leather, contemporary basics, and one-of-a-kind items.
Location: 100 rue des martyrs, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Mouton a 5 Pattes
Come here for discounted clothes from previous designer’s seasons and collections. This is a Parisian institution with great designer markdowns.
This particular store caters for both men’s and women’s clothing. Prices are decent, but not throwaway considering last season’s collections are in mint condition.
Location: 18 rue saint placide, Paris, Île-de-France, France
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