It is little wonder that people come from far and wide for a weekend of shopping in Paris – from its Belle Époque department stores and art deco arcades to blockbuster fashion boutiques, vintage finds and gleaming concept stores, it’s arguably the best city for shopping in the world.

Ahead of the Olympics this July – when all eyes will turn to the City of Lights – we deep-dive into the best fashion stores Paris has to offer, collated with input from some of the city’s most stylish and design-conscious residents.

The best fashion stores Paris has to offer

Dover Street Market Paris

Interiors of Dover Street Market Paris store

(Image credit: Courtesy of Dover Street Market)

Some time in the making, Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe have selected the Marais as the location of their latest Dover Street Market outpost, which opened in May (2024). Marking something of a departure from the Comme des Garçons-owned DSM stores in other cities like London, New York and Tokyo, the space has been entirely designed by Kawakubo for the first time and does away with market-like concessions in favour of a sparse collection of undulating displays which the Japanese designer hopes visitors can immerse themselves in (her desire is not for shopping to be the entire focus; as such, no clothing can be viewed from the street). Alongside brands from the Comme des Garçons roster, an ever-changing selection of international designers will be present – from Willy Chavarria to Craig Green, Wales Bonner and Simone Rocha – while the fatigued can replenish themselves in the Rose Bakery outpost (the first to be designed by Kawakubo herself). Read more.

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