Top 5 places for budget shopping in Paris

Top 5 places for budget shopping in Paris

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Paris is world famous for its haute couture, trendsetting fashion, and luxury labels.

But what if you want a slice of that Parisian chic without breaking the bank?

We'll let you in on a secret: the city is brimming with affordable fashion gems, if you know where to look.

Here's our insider's guide to trendy, budget-friendly shopping in Paris.

1. St Ouen Flea Market

With over 1,000 stalls to browse through, this vibrant flea market is a goldmine for bargain hunters. St Ouen is composed of 15 different markets, so prepare to get lost in a colourful maze of Art Deco furniture, rare books and precious antiques.

With patience and a little luck, you can unearth one-of-a-kind treasures and irresistible deals.

The market is open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday; just make sure you get there early enough to beat the crowds!

Metro stations: Porte de Clignancourt (line 4) or Garibaldi (line 13)

2. The Marais

This historic neighbourhood is teeming with unique, avant-garde boutiques at surprisingly reasonable prices.

Up-and-coming French design labels mix with more eclectic shops, selling anything from vintage leather to home decorations. Don't miss the Place des Vosges, a stunningly beautiful square lined with artsy shops.

The Marais is an architectural marvel as well as a shopping hotspot, so give yourself at least a few hours to do it justice.

Metro station: Saint-Paul (line 1)

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