Paris, the capital of shopping, is full of shops amongst which you will easily find all the leather goods articles, ready-to-wear items and cosmetics that you could wish for! Not to mention those indispensable souvenirs that will delight your loved ones on your return.
With such a large offering, the capital makes it possible for shoppers to opt for more responsible products: environmentally-friendly products made from organic materials, fair trade products, and goods with short food supply chains or products made in France.
Souvenirs and original gifts from Paris
Miniature personalized Eiffel Tower mugs, magnets, bars of chocolate ... Take back some souvenirs of Paris and give gifts made in France! Bonjour Concept Store - signatory of the Caring Attitude charter - Signé France, Neij, Benlux Louvre and Les Parisettes also offer a selection of gifts and souvenirs in customizable boxes, and will deliver to anywhere. Ideal and responsible addresses that will give pleasure to others! Another original address to find 100% made in France gifts: the official Elysée store which offers brands such as BIC, Duralex, La Poste, Monnaie de Paris...
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Clothes, leather goods, jewellery in Paris
Many virtuous initiatives exist to make fashion more responsible.
With products stamped ‘Go For Good’, the famous Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann values fashion items and accessories respecting the environment, social development and support for French produced products. You’ll find them more or less everywhere in the store, notably on the stands of brands Armor Lux, Chantal Thomass, Fjällraven, agnès b. or Claudie Pierlot.
The Ecological Dressing marketplace site not only offers the purchase and sale of new or second-hand items while respecting the environment, but also many guides and information and awareness articles for more consumption sustainable.L'Habit Français is a concept store located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés offering some fifty brands, including Laulhère and Le Slip Français, whose clothes and accessories are exclusively created and manufactured in France. As for the outerwear of the Yvette LIBBY N’guyen Paris brand - signatory of the Caring Attitude charter - they are Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 certified.
The boutique Sézane offers prototypes from its brand and items from previous collections, whose profits are given to the programme ‘Demain’, supporting educational and equal opportunities initiatives.
For small budgets, many consignment shops exist in the capital, as well as thrift stores, and give a second life to clothes, at great prices. Some, like Chercheminippes, favour recent collections.
The biggest names in fashion and French luxury luggage favour the know-how of local craftsmen. The quality of the materials used and the care taken in the fabrication are the hallmark of French luxury throughout the world. Discover or rediscover top French luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Lancel in the department stores or directly in their boutiques.
With jewellery made in Or du Monde, let yourself be tempted by creations consisting only of materials from fair trade! At Nadine Delépine, "Made in Paris" is honored. For her jewelry, the designer herself selects the materials, shapes them and makes her collections by hand in her boutique workshop on rue Princesse.
Beauty and cosmetics in Paris
An increasing number of shops selling cosmetics and perfumes are proposing natural, organic and local products to customers. This is true, for example, of Molinard Parfums and L’Occitane en Provence which sell soap, creams, shampoo, essential oils, perfume and many other quality products, all made in France, and in particular inspired by the flora of the South of France. With The Alchemist Atelier, you have the possibility to create your own perfume for a unique experience. And thanks to the Scent Creator, the perfume workshop from home, you can create your unique "made in France" fragrance without leaving your living room.
Looking for tranquillity and wellbeing in a relaxing environment? The spas of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris, Le Bristol and Le Nolinski Paris offer a journey for the senses with the accents on plants with treatments designed with Kos Paris (products not tested on animals, French-made with natural and organic ingredients).
Parisian local gastronomy
Treat your taste buds during your stay in Paris, and extend your trip by taking local and artisanal products back home with you! The choice of French products is vast: chocolate, honey, jam, olive oil, tea, wine, champagne ... Shop at La boutique des Pruneaux, at the Boulanger de la Tour (the bakery of the famous Michelin-starred restaurant La Tour d´Argent), HéDONIE, Oliviers & Co Bercy Village, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, Dilettantes, Kusmi Tea and many other boutiques to take a bit of French gastronomy home in your luggage!
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MIF Expo, the ‘Made in France’ trade show
Since 2012, MIF (Made in France) Expo has become the annual gathering place for professionals and consumers wishing to buy products made in France. Textiles, leather goods, cosmetics, food ... Hundreds of exhibitors from all sectors of activity await you in Paris at the end of the year. Discover the know-how and products of companies that have opted for local manufacturing processes! The next edition of the MIF (acronym of Made in France) is announced for November 2021 but, in the meantime, the Made in France Christmas catalog is available for consultation on the show website. To discover or rediscover: a list of the most responsible brands classified by category (fashion, accessories, games, toys, gastronomy, etc.).
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Tookki, tips for sustainable tourism in Paris and elsewhere
To facilitate your stay or your eco-responsible purchases, the Tookki application lists more than 300 places promoting sustainable tourism in urban areas in Paris, but also in Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux. Tookki helps you find an ecological hotel, an organic restaurant, a green activity, a slow-fashion store or zero-emission transport.
This sustainable and responsible City guide 3.0 aims to be your companion to respect the environment and local populations thanks to an involved community, content selected and verified using simplified selection criteria (Local, Fair, Ecological, Organic, Solidarity).