Saint-Germain des Prés, Sèvres-Babylone, rue de Rennes: an eclectic mix

Ready-to-wear and designer boutiques: Saint-Germain, or in other words, the essence of Parisian shopping.

Paul & Joe © OTCP

For a shopping spree in the heart of Paris, not-to-be-missed districts are Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Sèvres-Babylone and rue de Rennes. Haute couture and ready-to-wear: everything is there!

On rue de Rennes, there is a line-up of major brands including Etam, H&M and Kookaï.

At the bottom of the road, on boulevard Saint-Germain and in neighbouring streets, the window displays of grand couturiers vie with one another: Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, and also Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Carven, Vicomte A., and finally, for bags, Jérôme Dreyfuss. The designer Karl Lagerfeld has a shop at 194 boulevard Saint Germain.

In 2013, the chocolate and sweet maker Meert (originating from Lille), well-known for its inimitable vanilla waffle, has opened a shop in the 6th arrondissement. The first Parisian shop of La Tarte Tropézienne, founded in Saint-Tropez, has also opened on rue Montfaucon.

The district also has a variety of brands with shops like Station JAGVI, Caroll, Havaianas, Ice Watch...

Tara Jarmon

Women's fashion
18 rue du Four, Paris, 75006

If Tara Jarmon is Canadian, her creations are 100% Parisian: chic and timeless, simple and feminine: the clothes that she creates......

Tartine et Chocolat

Children's fashion
266 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75007

Tartine et Chocolat,a top-quality brand for children, embraces their "beautiful, chic and timeless" spirit in their clothes,......


Women's fashion
53 rue Bonaparte, Paris, 75006

Zapa dress active women with elegance and sensuality. Beautiful materials and gracious cuts make the timeless pièces of the brand......

L'Oiseau de Paradis

211 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75007

Games, toys, puzzles, cuddly toys and dolls.

Maison Lacroix Paris

Haute couture, luxury
2-4 place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, 75006

The Maison Christian Lacroix, founded in 1987, has a Parisian boutique opposite Saint-Sulpice church. Here you can find the......

Emporio Armani

Haute couture, luxury
149 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006

This upmarket ready-to-wear line, created by the iconic Giorgio Armani, has a young and stylish look. Clothes, sunglasses,......

La Procure

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
3 rue de Mézières, Paris, 75006

La Procure, in the heart of the Saint-Sulpice area, specializes in religious books and other cultural objects (music, DVDs,......

Librairie polonaise

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
123 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006

The Polish bookshop, created in 1830, had many changes of address before setting up permanently on Boulevard Saint-Germain. It......

Abbey Bookshop Paris

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
29 rue de la Parcheminerie, Paris, 75005

This Canadian bookshop has been in business in the Latin quarter since 1989, in the private mansion Hôtel Dubuisson. As well as......

Marché Raspail

Food markets
Boulevard Raspail - Entre les rues du Cherche-Midi et de Rennes, Paris, 75006

Raspail market, only a few minutes from the Bon Marché Rive Gauche department store, in the very chic 6th arrondissement, is a......