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.

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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...

Maison Deyrolle

Antiques | Art de vivre | Art galleries
46 rue du Bac, Paris, 75007

Located between the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée Maillol, in the very chic 7th arrondissement, Maison Deyrolle is much more than......

Au plat d'étain

Antiques | Souvenirs/toys
16 rue Guisarde, Paris, 75006

Some 50 metres from the church of Saint-Sulpice, is a specialist shop called Au plat d'étain, established in Paris in 1775. Step......

Horloges et pendules François Hubert

Antiques | Accessories
43 rue Madame, Paris, 75006

In his Saint-Germain-des-Prés workshop, clockmaker François Hubert restores and sells old and antique clocks from all eras. The......

Ateliers Lison de Caunes

Art de vivre | Art galleries
20-22 rue Mayet, Paris, 75006

Straw marquetry specialist and maitre d’art Lison de Caunes has followed in the footsteps of her decorator grandfather André......

Atelier de reliure Céline Beutain

Art de vivre | Art galleries
10 rue Sainte-Beuve, Paris, 75006

Master bookbinder Céline Beutain has her workshop a stone’s throw from the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris’s 6th arrondissement,......