Budget Shopping in Paris

August 29, 2010
france, shopping, shopping, vacation
Budget Shopping in Paris

Honeymooning as a student posed quite the challenge: how could we experience the best of Paris without splurging on everything? Before our trip I did a lot of research for the best shopping secrets of Paris and I found that with the right information, budget shopping in Paris is definitely possible.

For keeping those feet up to date there are 3 stores that I found virtually all over Paris that sell the most current styles for 80€ and under, and 25-40€ if there’s a sale: 1. André 2. Minelli 3. Jonak.

Honeymooning as a student posed quite the challenge: how could we experience the best of Paris without splurging on everything?

It is truly difficult finding even a stylish t-shirt in Paris for under 60€. I was pretty skeptical about going into Monoprix, which is similar to England’s Marks & Spencers, where you can find clothing and food in the same location. I thought I’d find the kinds of shabby oversized clothes you’d find in a large supermarket, but I actually found some amazing pieces, like a flouncy 100% silk dress for 20€. You can also find French makeup brands there with prices around 6€ for an eyeliner.

As a lover of French skincare, Pharmacie Suprapharm on 26 rue du four in the St. Germain area really came in handy because all of those well-known skin and hair companies (Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Caudalie, etc.) are marked down.

I also found great gifts at Fragonard, one of the main soap and perfume makers in France, who also sell very funky east-meets-west houseware items. I bought a beautiful set of soaps for 10€ and they smell great.

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