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Budget-minded shoppers, rejoice! Paris is celebrated for its wide range of shops, including specialty stores, vintage clothing shops, world class department stores, flea markets and more. In the articles below, find our tips for visiting—and saving in—our favorite shops in Paris.

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Cheap Vintage Shopping in Paris

Cheap Vintage Shopping in Paris

For some people, vintage shopping in Paris means buying a second-hand Chanel bag or Hermès scarf from a high-end resale boutique. But Paris has always had its friperies, inexpensive secondhand clothing shops where you have to dig through piles of cast-offs to find a vintage pearl. Here are a handful of top good value addresses » Read more

Where to Get a Cheap Chic Manicure in Paris

Where to Get a Cheap Chic Manicure in Paris

The first thing many American women notice when they land in Paris is the dearth of affordable nail salons on every corner like you might find in NYC or Los Angeles. French magazines and bloggers have long extolled the joys of the American nail salon and the affordable stateside luxury that is the mani-pedi. But » Read more

To Save on Shopping in Paris, Don’t Ignore This Tourist Perk

To Save on Shopping in Paris, Don’t Ignore This Tourist Perk

One of the benefits of being a tourist is the 12% tax refund that is available to non EU-residents who plan on shopping while on vacation in Paris (and throughout most of Europe). There is a minimum purchase and a bit of paperwork to fill out, plus you will need to leave extra time at » Read more

3 Paris Pharmacies That Sell French Beauty Products for Less

3 Paris Pharmacies That Sell French Beauty Products for Less

Models, beauty editors, bloggers, make-up artists and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow are always obsessing about the French pharmacy and its legendary selection of cult beauty products. These secret weapons aren’t overpriced luxury items sold in department stores but no-nonsense everyday staples that can be found in every French person’s medicine cabinet (and in every make-up » Read more

Paris: Know your secondhand shopping vocabulary

Paris: Know your secondhand shopping vocabulary

It’s time for a French lesson in shopping.  While tourists in Paris love heading to the city’s flea markets for treasures and inexpensive gifts, they might not be aware of how many different types of flea markets there really are in the city. Here’s a quick overview of the markets selling secondhand goods in Paris: » Read more

Paris: Our 10 favorite shopping districts

Paris: Our 10 favorite shopping districts

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Tripping to Paris? Do you plan to shop? Well then, look and listen! Throughout Paris, there are shopping zones where you can buy anything, as well as scattered districts where clusters of stores carry similar items. Shopping fanatics, unite. Here’s a mini-guide. So dust off the printer! But first, a » Read more

Paris: Shopping for vintage kitchenware at the Porte de Vanves flea market

Paris: Shopping for vintage kitchenware at the Porte de Vanves flea market

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Cuckoo for classic French dishes, pots and pans? Join the club! I, too, possess a mad penchant for collecting kitchenware from yesterday. Fret not, I’m okay! You’re okay! So where to find the beauties in Paris? I recommend trekking it to the Porte de Vanves flea market. I’ve been shopping » Read more

Paris: The city’s most enchanting bookstores

Paris: The city’s most enchanting bookstores

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Bookworms, ignite! This week, we’re headed to my new favorite bookshop in Paris. Located in historic Montmartre, the cozy, century-old Librairie Robert Jonard softly glows with vintage reading lamps, books, art and antiques. Truth unfold, the shop’s ambiance and eclectic collection stole my book-collecting heart immediately. For the love of » Read more

Paris: Funky designer shops on the rue d’Orsel in Montmartre

Paris: Funky designer shops on the rue d’Orsel in Montmartre

By Theadora Brack— As a fashion fanatic, I’m always on the prowl for shopping nooks in Paris. For the love of precious time, I hate making the trek for just one boutique. I’m no diva, but I do like to shop-hop without a lot of hassle. This week, we’re in luck! I’ve recently discovered a » Read more

Paris Gift Guide: Cheapo gift ideas for everyone on your list

Paris Gift Guide: Cheapo gift ideas for everyone on your list

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— If you’re playing Santa from Paris this year, you might be hard-pressed to find any elves to help you with your list. With overpriced Christmas markets and no sales until January, shopping for friends and family can be a daunting – not to mention costly – task. So for each » Read more

Paris: Only buy your water at the supermarket!

Paris: Only buy your water at the supermarket!

By Tom Meyers— Here’s a quick tip for you: When traveling in Paris (or really in any city in our guide), buy your bottled water at a nearby supermarket and not at a newsstand, sidewalk vendor, or train station kiosk where they will have tacked on a steep mark-up. The supermarket is the obvious “local” » Read more

Paris Fashion: Finding high-end designers at Cheapo prices

Paris Fashion: Finding high-end designers at Cheapo prices

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Calling all fashionistas and fashionistos! Last week were you caught madly zigzagging between utter love and frustration with Target by Missoni’s recent launch? Well, lean in because this Paris insider tip is for you. (Target by Missoni’s 1960s Italian film-inspired campaign featuring Margherita Missoni was pretty marvelous, I must say. » Read more

Paris: Lingerie shopping from tops to bottoms

Paris: Lingerie shopping from tops to bottoms

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Cozy up because this week we’re going lingerie shopping in Paris. Lightweight and affordable, they’re my favorite souvenirs. Truth be bold, if buying dozens of French slips and strings is wrong, I don’t want to be right! But first things first, let’s prepare for our voluptuous quest. Looking for discounts? » Read more

Paris: Vintage clothing shops for discerning Cheapos

Paris: Vintage clothing shops for discerning Cheapos

By Theadora Brack in Paris— This week, let’s go-go vintage clothing shopping! Throughout Paris, you’ll find “friperies” (second-hand clothing shops) and “depôts-ventes” (consignment shops). Possessing a mad penchant for collecting the garb of yesteryear but on a budget, I’ve three favorite hunting grounds: Abbesses, the Marais, and the Porte de Vanves flea market. But first, » Read more

Paris and Berlin: Hair salon recommendations by locals

Paris and Berlin: Hair salon recommendations by locals

By Theadora Brack in Paris— According to the localites in Paris, it’s never too early to plan your post-été holiday look, so why not start by getting your locks styled while out globe trekking? What better souvenir of your travels than a new you? Your baggage allowance and mirror will thank you! Got pixie fever » Read more

Fashioning Paris: Where to shop for fabric

Fashioning Paris: Where to shop for fabric

By Theadora Brack in Paris— This week, let’s go fabric shopping in Paris. Whether your place is in need of a supreme makeover, with some classic French upholstery retouches, or you’re on the make for material worthy of a wedding (New Yorkers, I’m talking to you!), Paris has what you need. One of my favorite textile » Read more

Paris Shopping Spree: The wonderful rue de Rennes

Paris Shopping Spree: The wonderful rue de Rennes

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Recently one of our Cheapo readers asked us for a few shopping tips. Emily plans to visit Paris with her teenage daughter in July, which is the parfait time because “Les soldes d’été 2011” (the big summer sales) kick off on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and last through Tuesday, July » Read more

Paris Outdoor Markets: 10 tips for budget shoppers

Paris Outdoor Markets: 10 tips for budget shoppers

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Whether you’re navigating the stalls of the outdoor organic market at Boulevard Raspail or elbowing your way through the international clientele at the market in Belleville, there are a few things to know before braving a marché in Paris. Each market is unique and offers a local and intimate peek » Read more

Paris: A fashion fanatic’s (Cheapo-friendly) shopping tour

Paris: A fashion fanatic’s (Cheapo-friendly) shopping tour

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Recently my sister Wendy flew to Paris for a short jaunt, so I spun a special day tour, tailor-made to suit my very stylish and au courant sibling. With a little pre-planning, we were able to visit two fashion-related exhibitions, three historical monuments, four grand magasins, along with five prime » Read more

Paris: Dealers to meet at the Porte de Vanves flea market

Paris: Dealers to meet at the Porte de Vanves flea market

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Rise and shine because it’s high time to trek it on down to the Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves in Paris. Like my dad always says, we’ve got places to go and people to see! Delightful dealers This week I’ll introduce you to a few of my » Read more

Paris Winter Sales: Our 2 favorite shopping neighborhoods

Paris Winter Sales: Our 2 favorite shopping neighborhoods

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Make no tips, hands or buts about it, “Les soldes d’hiver 2011″ (big winter sales) are in full and vibrant swing here in Paris! They began on January 12, 2011 and last through Tuesday, February 15, 2011. So this week I’ve decided to don my faux fur tour guide hat, » Read more

Paris Holiday Rituals: Lights, cookies, action!

Paris Holiday Rituals: Lights, cookies, action!

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Oh, the weather in Paris has been frightful, but the city is still delightful. So crank up Tino Rossi’s classic “Petit Papa Nöel” on the gramophone, or pull on your boots and bravely hot step it outside. For your wandering pleasure, I’ve created a personal list of my favorite holiday » Read more

Paris: Christmas Windows, Holiday Markets, and More Ways to Celebrate the Season

Paris: Christmas Windows, Holiday Markets, and More Ways to Celebrate the Season

The holidays are a magical time in Paris. Due to a lack of a buffer holiday in the fall, the lights start going up just as Americans are digging in to their Thanksgiving turkey. Stores, public squares, and streets are all decorated with dazzling displays of holiday cheer brightening up the already aptly-named City of » Read more

Favorite Museum Gift Shops in Paris (with Cheapo Tips)

Favorite Museum Gift Shops in Paris (with Cheapo Tips)

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Theadora’s the name and shopping’s my game. For your high browsing pleasure, I’ve put together a list of my favorite museum shops in Paris. Not in France? Fret not. This week I’m leaving no Francophile or Shopaholic behind! In SELLabration of “Cyber Monday,” most of the shops listed below have » Read more

Paris: Fall 2010 cheapo fashion report

Paris: Fall 2010 cheapo fashion report

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Here’s my fall fashion news report from Paris. After studying countless window displays and people on the street, I’ve spotted a few trends. Outerwear is everywhere in the form of soft cotton t-shirts, faux sheared sheepskin (la peau lainée) vests, and faux fur waistcoats. Rugged, sexy, and unisex—layering just got » Read more

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