Shopping for pleasure and in the interests of sustainable development

Ecological products from fair trade and/or made locally

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 of Paris

Bring France Home - Mugs, Paris © BFM

Miniature personalized Eiffel Tower mugs, magnets, bars of chocolate ... Take back some souvenirs of Paris and give gifts made in France! The Bring France Home team welcomes you in its shop in the Marais or delivers directly to your hotel. Petits Trésors de France 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!

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Souvenirs

Clothes, leather goods, jewellery

Laulhère - Boutique bérêts, Paris © Laulhère

Many virtuous initiatives exist to make fashion more responsible.

For example, Front de mode is an environmentally-friendly concept store with clothing, accessories, leatherwear, cosmetics and interior decor objects for a chic and sustainable future. Step through the door of this pretty boutique in the Haut-Marais and treat yourself to eco-friendly products!

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 Saint James, Le Slip Français, Fjällraven, Agnès b. and Claudie Pierlot.

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.

And with jewellery made in Or du Monde, let yourself be tempted by creations consisting only of materials from fair trade!

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Second-hand
Flea markets and antique dealers
Luxury, beauty and well-being

Beauty and cosmetics

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, IUNX Parfums Paris, La Maison du Savon de Marseille 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.

Looking for tranquillity and wellbeing in a relaxing environment? The spas of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris, Le Bristol, Hôtel de Crillon 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).

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Natural beauty care
Outstanding perfumes
Hotel spas

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, HéDONIE, Espace Sensoriel Dans le Noir ?, Caves de Taillevent, 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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Fine food stores and upscale local food shops
Chocolate in Paris

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 ... Some 500 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!

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MIF Expo