Galeries Lafayette shopping list

10 Must-Have Items To Dress Like A Local

Paris is a city where the world's top creators have gathered, featuring both large and small fashion brands. If you are sensitive to fashion and trends, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this city is the best place for you, filled with inspiring items every day.

One of the best places to shop is undoubtedly Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. The reasons include its long history, accessibility, multilingual staff, simple tax refund services, diverse range of brands, and competitive prices due to frequent sales. Today, for those of you who are wondering what items to purchase at Galeries Lafayette, we have gathered 10 trendy yet timeless items that you can enjoy for a long time.

1. Christian Louboutin

Kate High Heel

Christian Louboutin Paris

Christian Louboutin is known for their signature red soles and often metioned in media such as <Sex and the City> and famous pop star's music lyrics associated with sexiness and glamour. These black stiletto heels with red soles can elevate any look to be more sexy and professional. Additionally, the Louboutin Kate line likely refers to a specific style of Louboutin shoe known for its comfortable fit.

2. Isabel Marrant


Isabel Marant Paris Shopping

Isabel Marant, a French chic brand that embodies the sensibility of seeking natural beauty. Well known for its exquisite embroidery and floral patterns, Isabel Marant effortlessly blurs the line between high fashion and streetwear. The brand represents healthy and beautiful women and has garnered the love of people all over the world. Let's create a cool Parisian woman's image with Isabel Marant's patterned dress.

3. AMI


AMI Paris

AMI Paris is a French fashion brand founded in 2011 by designer Alexandre Mattiussi. The name "AMI" is derived from the founder's initials as well as the French word for "friend," reflecting the brand's friendly and authentic approach to fashion. AMI Paris stands out for its elegant yet relaxed style, blending classic and contemporary elements to create timeless pieces. The brand is known for its attention to detail, the quality of its materials, and its affordability in terms of price. The brand is famous for its sweaters and cardigans, but its coats and jackets are also of excellent quality and feature timeless designs, making them highly recommendable. While it receives a lot of love globally and has many stores abroad, being a French brand, it is still most affordable to purchase in Paris itself.

4. Rouje


Rouge Paris

The brand 'Rouje' created by Jeanne Damas, a French creative director and fashion influencer last 2016 which be loved in Paris
This brand focuses on capturing vintage French chic styles with feminine and natural silhouettes. With the material that is the most comfortable for women and reveals the feminine silhouette beautifully, with a slit that shows a bit of skin, through th dress.

5. Louis Vuitton

Classic loafers

 Louis Vuitton Classic loafers Paris

Matching socks with loafers is a trendy choice in today's fashion. Let's embrace both trendiness and classic elegance with traditional loafers. These shoes offer a versatile styling option, suitable for both formal looks and casual denim outfits. You can also experiment with the trendy look by pairing them with socks or opt for a chic barefoot style, perhaps with cropped pants. Loafers are an essential item for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.


6. Coperni

Swipe Bag 

Coperni in Paris

The brand Coperni has gained tremendous popularity and love in recent years, to the extent that Vogue magazine in 2021 wrote the sentence 'Everyone was wearing this bag at Paris Fashion Week.' in their article. Their signature Swipe Bag has a unique shape inspired by the iPhone Airplane Mode icon. It's safe to say that today is the most affordable day to purchase it. This brand has a promising future with even greater growth ahead.


7. Bottega Veneta

Cassette Bag

 Cassette Bag Bottega Veneta in Paris

The Cassette Bag from Bottega Veneta is among the top 3 best-selling items, known for its luxurious and sturdy design. It can be considered one of the key items that led to Bottega Veneta's resurgence. This bag features a wider and coarser weave compared to Bottega Veneta's traditional intrecciato pattern, giving it a more casual and contemporary feel. It's a versatile accessory that complements various outfit styles, including jeans, dresses, and formal attire.
The bag's leather weave creates a sense of volume and texture, making it a captivating and unique design choice.


8. Marine Serre 

Moon Top

Marine serre Moon Top in Paris

This fashion brand 'Marine serre' features the crescent moon pattern frequently seen in idol stage performances. It has gained the love and admiration of Korean celebrities like Blackpink's Jennie and HyunA, as well as international model Kendall Jenner.Their signature items are made from sporty materials, with a focus on leggings fabric, which is the brand's identity, and the distinctive crescent moon pattern. This brand, with its commitment to the environment, produces over half of its products through recycling and upcycling processes. It aligns well with the values of Gen Z, who are known for their keen interest in environmental and social issues, as well as their unique and independent identities. 


9. Les Fille en Rouje

Red lipsticks

Rouge Paris

When you think of the term 'French style,' several images come to mind. One of them is undoubtedly the classic red lipstick that beautifully contrasts with natural-looking skin.
French-inspired Rouje red lipsticks that capture the sensibilities of Parisians. With a variety of red shades that complement even Asian skin tones, it's best to visit the store and test them out to find the perfect red lipstick that suits you


10. The Frankie Shop

Ball cap

Frankie Shop in Paris

'The Frankie Shop' which is started as a concept store and now became own brand of items, including this ball cap. Ball caps are versatile accessories that can easily complete various styles, whether matching it with denim jackets or feminine maxi dresses.


O'bon Paris' Tips

Galeries Lafayette tax refund

All the receipts from purchases made on 3 days (excluding purchases at a restaurant or cafe) can be combined for a tax refund for a value of 12%, from over 100 euros. On the first floor of the main building of Lafayette, Coupole, right next to the Louis Vuitton store, there is a place called DETAXE, where you can apply for a tax refund. If you follow the passage like a white cave, you can see the tax refund machines.

free gifts Galeries Lafayette

If you finished shopping as well as the tax refund application, visit the concierge desk on the first floor of the main building, Coupole, to get the special gift. At the concierge, you can receive free gifts like Rituals beauty box Clarins beauty set, St Dupont cardholder or Diptyque Candle  which will vary depending on your purchase price. You can also use the deluxe VIP lounge service when you spend over 650 euros ! 

Galeries Lafayette VIP lounge

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Galeries Lafayette shopping list


Address : 40, Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris

Transportation : Metro line 7, 9  Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette Station / Metro line 3, 7, 8 Opéra station / Metro line 12 Trinité station / RER A Auber station / RER E Saint Lazare station

Opening hours: Monday to Saturady 9:30-20:30 / Sunday 11:00-20:00 (Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25 December)


Address: 35, Boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS

Transportation: Metro line 7, 9  Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette / Metro line 3, 7, 8  Opéra station /Metro line 12  Trinité station / RER A  Auber station / RER E Saint Lazare station

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30-21:30 / Sunday 11:00-20:00 (Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25 December)

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