The city of fashion, luxury and art would not be completely experienced without a genuine shopping spree in its world-known fashion streets and department stores.
Considered to be the Mecca of designers everywhere, women, men, children and anyone can find the best fashion finds along the avenue Montaigne and the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, or Paris’ renowned glass-domed department stores that have become attractions themselves. Buying an original Louis Vuitton at the Galeries Lafayette or finding that perfect accessory that will always remind you of Paris at Hermes will have any fashion-lover bubbling with joy over the zillions of choices – and price ranges – that the city has to offer.
Parisians consider fashion to be a form of art and this can be easily seen by just glancing at the stores’ windows. If anything, you’ll feel like you’re walking along yet another of Paris’ dazzling museums while experiencing the latest in haut couture and trends. And if it’s your house that you’re planning on dressing, make time to discover Paris’ interior decoration stores (with their equally enthralling windows).
Finally, don’t just stop at fashion and décor: Paris is home to the best perfumes, beauty care products, antiques, art, toys, food, delicatessens and sport equipment. Whatever your taste or hobby, Paris will definitely offer the latest!
Clothing sizes might vary, so if you’re not into trying things on before purchasing them, make sure to take the following into consideration:
Duty Free Shopping
France has a duty-free shopping tax-refund plan for non-EU residents who are over 15 and have spent a minimum of €175 in the same store in the last three months.
Whenever you’re shopping, ask for a Tax Free Shopping France Invoice (check first – some stores may not carry them). You’ll find the amount to be refunded under the “Montant de la Détaxe” field in the invoice. You’ll need to stamp your invoices at the airport customs when leaving the EU and then return the validated pink copies within 3 months using the stamped addressed envelope given to you when you made your purchases.
The entire process can be quite lengthy but think of it like this: you’ll be refunded your taxes at the end of the process and then be able to spend that on more shopping back home!
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