What could be more luxurious than having your oWn personal guide to take you shopping in paris to all those out of the Way places only insiders knoW and don’t usually reveal? it’s here, in i knoW a little place Where instead of only one guide you have the best picks of many experts.
Paris, like other famous shopping cities in the world, holds many of its best secrets close to the vest. So how do you find the really special places to shop? By following in the footsteps of Paris’ insiders. I Know A Little Place asked both local residents and international experts to open their personal black books and give you their own special shopping destinations – the ones they recommend to friends looking for a perfect item and a memorable experience. Some are traditional establishments. Others are familiar only to those who consider shopping an art form. All are insider favorites that will make Paris your shopping city too.
I Know A Little Place has over 400 entries in categories covering: Accessories, Antiques, Art Galleries, Men’s Apparel, Women’s Apparel, Beauty&Health, Books, Music, Electronics, Children’s Items, Convenience Stores, Department Stores, Museum Shops, Epicurean Delights, Flowers, Pet Boutiques, Home Items, Paperies, Arts & Crafts, Office Supplies, Sports & Outdoors.
I Know a Little Place allows you to search for shops by category but also through any of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, or zones, that divide the city. Each shop’s page will show you:
• Name of shop and its color-coded category • A “Go There” button to take you to a color-coded pin on the map marking the location • Description of the shops special features • Street address and arrondissement • Telephone number – you can dial directly • Closest Metro Stop • Direction from nearest metro to shop • Street view of shop or neighborhood when available • A blue dot indicting your own location
At a glance, this unique I Know A Little Place shopping guide gives you a visual overview of the best Paris has to offer, consolidated from the recommendations of our many insider sources and presented in user-friendly format.
HERE’S WHAT SOME OF OUR INSIDERS SAY IN EXTENDING AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO COME TO PARIS TO SHOP:
“Paris is perhaps the only city to have a gender; it is a very feminine city full of secret boutiques that can only be discovered by stumbling upon them or by having a trusted guide show you the way.” Loulou de la Falaise
Designer and Fashion Icon
“Paris is inspiration, it’s the city that makes me dream.”
Creative Director, Lanvin
“Paris is, and always will be, the heart of the world for shopping.”
“Paris is for enjoying life and taking time to shop for the best quality in all specialties.” Christian Deydier President of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires
“Only in Paris can shoppers find the most important antiques dealers in the world concentrated in one city.” Dominique Chevalier Expert in Tapestries
“For all the world, fashion is Paris and Paris is fashion.”
Collector, Haute Couture Vintage