Every year, on the first nights of January (the first nights of the new year), the streets of European and American cities are full of excitement and energy. Elaborate preparations are made for Christmas long in advance. With these preparations, the streets of these cities will be filled with light and traffic every night. Many people devote most of their time to shopping on the last nights of December. These purchases, in addition to the goods needed for the eve of Eid and new clothes, also include gifts that people give each other at the beginning of the new year.
Therefore, many stores use this opportunity, and to attract more customers, they give significant discounts to their customers during Christmas. If you are planning a trip to Paris and are in the French capital during the last nights of December and the first nights of January this year, what follows will help you quickly find the best shopping centers in this city.
1- Lafayette Gallery
Perhaps one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping centers is Lafayette Gallery. This complex, which includes three beautiful and luxurious buildings, is located on Opéra Garnier Street. Although it stocks some of the world’s top and most luxurious brands, there’s something for almost every budget. Goods that include watches, clothes, cosmetics, etc.
Our recommendation: even if you don’t intend to buy, try to visit Galerie Lafayette and enjoy the visual appeal of this collection when you are in Paris during the New Year and January nights.
2- Bon Marche
The Bon Marche store is located 10 minutes from the Luxembourg Gardens and fifteen minutes from the Montparnasse Tower in Paris. Ben Marchet is one of the pioneers of department stores in Paris and has played an essential role in the luxury image of Paris today. In this store, in addition to stylish goods, famous brands, and cosmetics, you can find a variety of luxury foods, such as the rarest cheeses and the most delicious macaroni in this store.
Our recommendation: As mentioned, many brands offer expensive goods in this store. Although these products are costly, the product you buy is worth it; you get high quality for what you pay.
The glass building of the Bogernel store has a great appeal in attracting people’s attention. If you walk from the Eiffel Tower, you will be in Beaugrenelle in 25 minutes. This store is made of 3 main parts; The first part includes shops that offer a variety of products from reputable brands such as Michael Kors, Zadig & Voltaire, H&M, Zara, and Celio. Fourteen restaurants make up the majority of the area of the second sector. And finally, the last part has collected a set of services and businesses. Among these services, we can mention the post office or banks.
Our recommendation: There are different brands of goods in the Bougernell store; although some are expensive, there are also brands whose interests can be bought with a moderate budget.
4- Carousel de Louvre
The Carousel de Louvre is located under the Carousel Gardens, right in front of the Théâtre de la Comédie de France, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Louvre Museum. In this shopping center, you will find fashion boutiques, beauty and cosmetic boutiques, health products, electronics and entertainment stores, design and decoration stores, a supermarket, and a chocolate shop. There are also Italian, Asian, fast food restaurants, etc., in Carousel de Louvre.
Our recommendation: This store is in an underground city, with all kinds of luxury and stylish goods. One of the advantages of this store is its proximity to the Louvre. If you are in Paris during New Year and Christmas Eve, especially near this museum, don’t miss visiting this store.
5- Forum d’Hall
You can find Forum de Halle in the center of Paris near the Louvre Museum. Many famous clothing brands, such as H&M, Naf Naf, and cosmetics, such as Sephora, have branches in this store. Just as the products of Afro-Dhall are diverse, their price level is also different and varied.
Our recommendation: There are many different shops in this complex. And since this store is covered, it is perfect for rainy days and nights. Another advantage of this store is its location in the city center, which makes it easy to get around.
6- Italy 2
Italy 2 is a commercial center built in the 13th arrondissement of Paris and includes 130 shops and restaurants. You will find names like Agatha or Ouroboros among the jewelers of this store. Adidas, Andre, and Aram can be mentioned among other reputable brands of Italy 2.
Our recommendation: In Italy 2 store, you will find various stores with various brands. The prices of the products in this collection have different levels. If you visit this store, you will find most goods, from shoes and clothes to jewelry.
Near the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, you can visit the Aeroi store. This center is famous for its natural fragrances and the mosaics that cover its halls and staircases; the sounds you hear in this building are similar to the sounds of nature. Cinema, wide selections among restaurants, supermarkets, gyms, clothing and decoration boutiques, and cosmetic and jewelry stores have formed a vast collection in this department store. Aeroi is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.
Our recommendation: This beautiful store is artistically designed and full of boutiques. If you haven’t shopped by the time you return from Paris, leave a little earlier on the last day and shop in this store before arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
8- Laville Viljiki
One of the stores that have many auctions is Laville Village Paris. If you go to the famous Disneyland Paris, you can reach this store in less than 5 minutes. About 120 shops in this store have created a good opportunity for shopping by offering a variety of brands and moderate prices. If you want to go to La Villette Village from Paris, you will find convenient means of transportation in Paris Pyramid Square (near the Louvre Museum).
Our recommendation: If you plan to shop in Paris but your budget is limited, go to La Villette. You can find all kinds of goods at reasonable prices in this store.
9- Ozin Center
Ozin Center is a little far from Paris; In fact, the doors of this store in the suburbs of Paris are open to the public. More than 100 boutiques with various goods such as clothes, shoes, leather goods, chocolate shops, and restaurants, with reasonable prices, do affordable shopping for all levels of society. The boutiques of this collection generally offer discounts between 40 and 80 percent.
Our recommendation: if you want to shop and at the same time have a short trip around Paris, don’t miss the Oussin Center shopping mall.
10- One Nation Paris
Although the One Nation Paris store is 30 minutes away from Paris, it is close to the famous and beautiful Palace of Versailles. Throughout the year, 400 boutiques in this store offer their products at a discount. The discounts of this store are between 30 and 70 percent. If you’ve been to Galeries Lafayette and are disappointed with shopping in Paris, don’t worry, you can buy many goods and gifts at reasonable prices at One Nation Paris.
Our recommendation: If you go to Paris during the New Year and Christmas holidays and plan to visit the Palace of Versailles, the day after visiting the palace will be one of the best opportunities to shop at One Nation Paris.