Shopping for pleasure and in the interests of sustainable development in Paris

Fashion , beauty, gourmet gifts, ideas … Treat yourself in an eco-responsible way for Christmas 2023 at these great addresses.

Paris, the capital of shopping, is full of shops amongst which you will easily find all the leather goods articles, ready-to-wear items and cosmetics that you could wish for! Not to mention those indispensable souvenirs that will delight your loved ones on your return.

With such a large offering, the capital makes it possible for shoppers to opt for more responsible products: environmentally-friendly products made from organic materials, fair trade products, and goods with short food supply chains or products made in France.

Souvenirs and original gifts from Paris


Miniature personalized Eiffel Tower mugs, magnets, bars of chocolate ... Take back some souvenirs of Paris and give gifts made in France! Bonjour Concept Store and Les Parisettes, Les Fous Disent, The Perfect Unboxing also offer a selection of gifts and souvenirs in customizable boxes, and will deliver to anywhere. Ideal and responsible addresses that will give pleasure to others! Make your own souvenir with the Les Toits Parisiens boutique-workshop, and you'll be able to take a piece of Paris home with you! Another original address to find 100% made in France gifts: the official Elysée store which offers brands such as BIC, Duralex, La Poste, Monnaie de Paris...

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Clothes, leather goods, jewellery in Paris

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Many virtuous initiatives exist to make fashion more responsible.

With products stamped ‘Go For Good’, the famous Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann values fashion items and accessories respecting the environment, social development and support for French produced products. You’ll find them more or less everywhere in the store, notably on the stands of brands Armor Lux, Chantal Thomass, Fjällraven, agnès b. or Claudie Pierlot.

The Ecological Dressing marketplace site not only offers the purchase and sale of new or second-hand items while respecting the environment, but also many guides and information and awareness articles for more consumption sustainable. The Wedressfair website is particularly cutting-edge, a chance to discover brands that are changing fashion to reduce the environmental and social impact. L'Habit Français is a concept store located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés offering some fifty brands, including Le Slip Français, whose clothes and accessories are exclusively created and manufactured in France.

The boutique Sézane offers prototypes from its brand and items from previous collections, whose profits are given to the programme ‘Demain’, supporting educational and equal opportunities initiatives.

For small budgets, many consignment shops exist in the capital, as well as thrift stores, and give a second life to clothes, at great prices. These include Guerrisol, Free'p'star, Kiloshop and Emmaüs …Some, like Chercheminippes, favour recent collections. Finally, don't hesitate to go to independent local second-hand stores, which are full of treasures.

Have you heard of upcycled fashion? It's all about giving fabrics a second life. This is the case of Habile, which offers 100% natural and organic clothing. To create a real eye-catcher under the Christmas tree, check out Vanmeyer's white shirts made from antique cloth or pretty underwear from La Partisienne.

The biggest names in fashion and French luxury luggage favour the know-how of local craftsmen. The quality of the materials used and the care taken in the fabrication are the hallmark of French luxury throughout the world. Discover or rediscover top French luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Lancel in the department stores or directly in their boutiques.

At Nadine Delépine, "Made in Paris" is honored. For her jewelry, the designer herself selects the materials, shapes them and makes her collections by hand in her boutique workshop on rue Princesse.

The shop . Kate Lee, located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, offers "must-have' bags with a green and above all ethical trend made with "upcycled" leather.

There are also a number of responsible concept stores in Paris where you can shop for Christmas gifts for all the family and friends. Altermundi, Centre Commercial, Hersée, les Ethiquetés are all good places to check out.

The Village Suisse, just a few streets from the Eiffel Tower, offers ethical, recycled and antique jewellery. Many of the jewellers make their products in France. For lovers of Made in France: go for it!

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Beauty and cosmetics in Paris

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An increasing number of shops selling cosmetics and perfumes are proposing natural, organic and local products to customers. This is true, for example the case of the perfumery in the Galerie Vivienne, Binet-Papillon Parfums, which uses noble and pure raw materials, with certified wheat alcohol. And the case of L’Occitane en Provence which sells soap, creams, shampoo, essential oils, perfume and many other quality products, all made in France, and in particular inspired by the flora of the South of France.To treat fans of organic cosmetics at Christmas, go to Avril, Mademoiselle Bio or Aroma-Zone for inexpensive products.

Looking for tranquillity and wellbeing in a relaxing environment? The spas of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris, Le Bristol Paris and Le Nolinski Paris offer a journey for the senses with the accents on plants with treatments designed with Kos Paris (products not tested on animals, French-made with natural and organic ingredients).

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Parisian local gastronomy

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Treat your taste buds during your stay in Paris, and extend your trip by taking local and artisanal products back home with you! The choice of French products is vast: chocolate, honey, jam, lollipop, olive oil, tea, wine (Les Piqueurs, craft distillery (Distillerie du Viaduc, L'Alambic Parisien, champagne ... Shop at the Boulanger de la Tour (the bakery of the famous Michelin-starred restaurant La Tour d´Argent, Oliviers & Co Bercy Village, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, Dilettantes, at the first "alcohol-free cellar" in France Le Paon Qui Boit, at Les Niçois for an aperitif made in France, BapBap or Gallia for beers from Paris, Les Confitures Parisiennes for jams made in Paris, Belleville Brûlerie coffee roasters, Kusmi Tea and many other boutiques to take a bit of French gastronomy home in your luggage!

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MIF Expo, the ‘Made in France’ trade show

Since 2012, MIF (Made in France) Expo has become the annual gathering place for professionals and consumers wishing to buy products made in France. Textiles, leather goods, cosmetics, food ... Hundreds of exhibitors from all sectors of activity await you in Paris at the end of the year. Discover the know-how and products of companies that have opted for local manufacturing processes and in the meantime, the Made in France Christmas catalog is available for consultation on the show website. To discover or rediscover: a list of the most responsible brands classified by category (fashion, accessories, games, toys, gastronomy, etc.).

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