Shopping in Paris
My boyfriend and I have created a yearly tradition to visit Paris in the springtime and have just returned from our third trip together. There are some neighborhoods that we always revisit, and of course, found some new spots to add to our growing list of favorite Parisian hotspots. I will not pretend to be an expert on this sprawling city, but I would like to share some spots that I love to visit in one neighborhood in Paris; Le Marais, located just North of the Notre-Dame cathedral. With hundreds of shops and restaurants, there are so many for us to see, but here are a few of our must-visits on every yearly trip!
Le Peloton Cafe
This is a favorite for when we need a friendly atmosphere and a great coffee! This location organizes bike tours through the city but also serves breakfast and coffee all day.
This might be my favorite coffee house in Paris! They make excellent baked goods and the best latte in town, but I am sure there are lots of competitors yet to be discovered! Do you have a favorite Parisian coffee stop?
Suncoo is one of my favorite affordable Parisian brands; this shop carries plenty of fresh prints and fun staples to liven up your outfits.
Unlike Suncoo, IRO tends to be a tad more expensive. But, they have some fun summer pieces and slouchy styles to entertain a Cali-girl meets Parisian vibe; think lots of denim, plenty of ruffles, and black lace!
This pâtisserie makes meringues with chocolate shavings as well as these awesome sweetbreads with chocolate (I can’t figure out what they are called, let me know if you know!?). There is always a line to get one of these specialty items, but the line goes quickly due to the simple menu. The best part is the fresh bakery scent as you walk by!
Café de la Poste
Sometimes you need a place for a quick espresso between shops, and we tried this cozy corner during our last trip. As is always the case in Paris, the pastries were fantastic!