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December 19, 2006 • Shopping


By Gabbie Perez for Second City Style

New York has Barney’s, London has Harrod’s, and Paris has the “big three” department stores: Galeries LaFayette, Au Printemps, and Le Bon Marche. Each store generally sells the same types of merchandise, but each store offers a totally different shopping experience.

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Galeries LaFayette: Metro Opera (Line 8), Havre-Caumartin (Line 9)

Perhaps the most famous department store in Paris. Get ready for this store, mentally and physically, as there are three separate buildings and there are always massive crowds.
However, this store does have everything, from a shoe repair center to
a post office to entire buildings dedicated to men’s wear and home
design. Shopping could take all day! For a terrific shopping break, try
the yummy restaurants on the level six—you can see all of Paris. Read More

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