Shopping, Spa + Services
By Karen Fawcett
It's not too soon to plan your attack for the next major retail sales season that starts on January 11. From basics like remembering to file for your détaxe refund to finding coupons that offer another 10% savings on already-reduced sale merchandise, Karen Fawcett has tips for getting the most bang for your euro during les soldes in Paris.Last Updated ( Monday, 12 December 2011 )
By Janet deAcevedo Macdonald
The Marché aux Puces de Paris/St-Ouen is one of the world's largest flea markets, with 3,000 shops and stalls offering fine antiques, collectibles and bric-a-brac. Shopping its 14 markets spread over 15 acres requires fortitude and patience. BonjourParis editor Janet deAcevedo Macdonald guides you to the heart of the market where the real deals are made.Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 November 2011 )
By Carina Okula
Last Wednesday Chanel fashion director Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis, the face of "Coco" Chanel, thrilled assembled Parisians at the inauguration of Noël Rêves d’Évasion, Printemps' 2011 holiday promotion. Photographer Carina Okula captures the wondrous window displays you can see with a visit to Printemps through December 31st.Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
By Janet deAcevedo Macdonald
In the early 19th century Paris contained nearly 150 covered passages filled with shops and studios that helped establish Paris as a shopping capital of the world. But after the large department stores came into being, that number dwindled to a precious few. Janet deAcevedo Macdonald here lists passages couverts de Paris worth a visit.Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 November 2011 )
By Karen Fawcett
This week we challenged Karen Fawcett to find the latest gourmet gifts for travelers seeking a small souvenir or gift to bring home. And we told her the budget was no more than 35 euros per gift. She surprised us with sturgeon caviar for 10 euros and more delectable items under 20 euros from the dazzling La Grande Épicerie de Paris at Le Bon Marché.Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 December 2011 )
By Lexy Delorme
Overseas travel is stressful, but no place beats Paris for salon services that range from practical to pampering. Lexy Delorme has a survival guide for stressed-out travelers seeking an emergency polish touch-up, affordable manicure or pedicure, or choices from a full array of indulgent salon treatments at the luxurious Four Seasons George V Spa.Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 December 2011 )
By Jeanne Feldman
Fashionistas, want to score deals on agnès b., Bonpoint, Burberry, Chantelle, D&G, Furla, Guess, Lancel, Longchamp, Loro Piana, Tod's, Versace, and more top designers? Jeanne Feldman guides you to the upscale La Vallée Village and other Paris outlet centers that stretch your euros for stylish apparel, accessories and more plus a free shopping app.Last Updated ( Monday, 23 January 2012 )
By Philippa Campsie
Bookshops can be great places to meet others at author events, in the stacks or even over a glass of wine at one certain Paris bar-book shop. Philippa Campsie notes nine of the best places to lose yourself among the pages: Abbey Books, Artcurial, Belle Hortense, Galignani, Librairie Moniteur, Red Wheelbarrow, Shakespeare & Co, Village Voice, and WH Smith.Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 January 2012 )
By Dali Wiederhoft
So many Paris markets, so little time; how to choose just one and should you? Yes, if you’re a visitor with limited time; in which case, we suggest the Saxe-Breteuil market in the Paris 7th. Dali Wiederhoft has what you need to prepare, what to buy to stock your rental apartment and/or for an Eiffel Tower picnic, and what to buy for your flight home.Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 December 2011 )
By Erica Hewins
Eyeglasses are en vogue as never before and French shops sell la crème de la crème. Whether you're into function or fashion, invest in iconic shapes like Jackie O's large sunglasses, retro cat-eye frames or unisex looks. Designer Philippine Pinton of Boutique François Pinton showed the latest eyewear styles and Erica Hewins adds where to find more in Paris.Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 December 2011 )
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