For many years, Paris has rightly been called the European fashion capital. Today, the number of boutiques of different levels and shopping galleries in the city is countless. The range of prices is also large, but those who want to save on purchases, can visit numerous outlets situated in the suburbs of Paris. Usually, shoppers use France car rental, or special shuttles to get to them. There’re no seasonal sales there – low prices for clothes, accessories and shoes attract buyers all year round. So, which outlets in Paris should be visited by the fans of profitable shopping?
La Vallee Outlet Village
This is the largest luxury center in the suburbs of Paris. What’s more, it’s located a few minutes’ drive away from Disneyland. You can get to La Valle not only by car, but also by bus or subway. Over 90 shops of Valentino, Versace, Christian Lacroix, Kenzo, Givenchy, Puma, Giorgio Armani, Celine, D&G, Guess, Tommy Hillfiger, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren and many others are waiting for you. Discounts will certainly delight shopaholics: on average, they reach 30%, but during sales in France they can jump up to 50%.
La Valee is one of the malls of the Chic Outlet Shopping chain. Usually, they have a convenient location of shops – one continuous street won’t allow getting lost and you can easily plan your route. Boutique showcase is a true work of art. It feels like you’re in a fairy tale.
You will walk along the picturesque promenade, past the well-developed squares and boutique buildings, made in pastel colors and decorated with artistic decorations. Each house at La Vallee Village Outlet is presented as a separate fashion boutique. Shopping in stores is not limited to clothing and shoes – here you will find a large selection of bags, belts, accessories, electronics, as well as cheap souvenirs for friends and relatives.
Address: 3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris
Marques Avenue Outlet
(photo by Office de Tourisme du Choletais)
Not far from the French capital you’ll find a huge Marques Avenue Outlet. It consists of 4 spacious pavilions, which combine more than 200 boutiques and offer goods of almost 500 brands. Here you can buy not only clothes, but also interior items, accessories, cosmetics or the best French wines.
The territory of the outlet is home for such brands as Mexx, Boss, Pierre Cardin, Azzaro, DKNY, UGG, MaxMara and Versace. In Marques Avenue, you can buy sports clothing and children’s products. The outlet provides huge discounts all year round – you don’t even have to wait for the sales season. They start at 30% and reach 70%.
Address: 9 Quai Châtelier, 93450 L’Île-Saint-Denis
McArthurGlen Group was founded in England since 1993 and today is a European developer, which has 16 outlets in mainland Europe and the UK. In France, the group is represented by Troyes and Roubaix outlets.
This is a huge English-style village, on the territory of which there are 220 stores of world’s famous brands. The center is located near Paris, so it takes about 2 hours to reach it by car. Troyes Designer Outlet was opened in 1995, and this is the first boutique experience to appear near Paris.
A special feature of McArturGlen centers is the biggest discounts on last year’s goods or outgoing collections – up to 70% and providing each with a personal shopping assistant who will gladly help you find shoes, clothes or accessories for them. All these shopping delights are located in the picturesque countryside of the Champagne region, full of lakes and forests, so that after shopping you can enjoy a quiet walk in the suburbs of Paris.
Address: Voie du Bois, 10150 Pont-Sainte-Marie
If you want to enjoy profitable shopping right in the heart of Paris, you should visit Reciproque. This outlet is unique for several reasons. At first, it’s the oldest outlet of the French capital. In 1978, it was opened as a store of discounted fashion goods. Today, it’s one of the largest stores in Paris, where designers’ clothes from all over the world are brought.
The outlet covers the whole block. The second reason for the uniqueness of the outlet is the lack of buttons on the clothes. Buyers customize the item for free and the buttons are sewn according to size.
Reciproque offers a good selection of fur goods, including clothing, accessories, shoes, and men’s goods. Among the presented brands are D&G, Gucci, Missoni, Trussardi and Balenciaga. Another difference from typical outlets is the availability of antique jewelry and other luxury items. Discounts in Reciproque reach 50%.
Address: 95 Rue de la Pompe, 75116 Paris
(photo by Michel)
This is one of the newest outlets in Paris, located 30 minutes’ drive from the city. One Nation offers a discount of at least 30%, and at the peak of sales, the profit can reach 70%. On the territory of the outlet, about 100 stores of premium brands are collected, including Armani, Cacharel, Desigual, Lewis, Pepe Jeans, and Yves Delorme.
In the outlet you can also buy interesting interior items, sportswear, underwear, and accessories. One Nation provides its customers with a variety of services: transfer from the center of Paris, a service bureau, a shopping guide, storage of clothes for more convenient shopping, taxi-free formalization and fitting clothes.
Address: 1 Avenue du Président John F.Kennedy, 78340 Les Clayes-sous-Bois