Shopping guide_Marais

We spent our last day in PARIS in the city’s most charming and trendy district: LE MARAIS. On a Thursday afternoon it has quite a peaceful “small-village”-atmosphere and invites you to stroll around, take a look at the small boutiques and galeries, sit down outside the boho-cafè “La Perle“, watch stylish people pass by and just be INSPIRED…

Here’s where u really HAVE to go when u are in Paris.

1. The Kooples

Nati in front of The Kooples

The Kooples is my personal favorite of all hot French brands right now. Their current collection has everything u need for a stylish winter: just the right dose of glam-rock, versatile pieces, a style-mix of Paris and London and the coolest basics. I WANT EVERYTHING!

THE KOOPLES laced-up platform boots in suede

Like the Burberrys. Just cooler.

The Kooples F/W 09

The concept behind The Kooples? Cool stuff for cool couples that they can EXCHANGE…(not sure I would want my boyfriend to raid my closet though!)

The Kooples F/W 2009

Nati tried this zipper-skirt. I loved it on her!

2. Shine

Shine boutique Marais

Shine is probably the best multibrand-store I’ve been to in a long time! It’s located in a small side-street of Rue vieille du temple and they have only the best stuff: Margiela, Acne, See by Chloé, Markus Lupfer, Stella McCartney, Repetto…doesn’t that sound like your fantasy high-street;-)? Plus the staff is super friendly (considering they are Parisienne…haha!).

Inside the SHINE boutique

It’s all there!

Helmut Lang dress

I fell in love with this Helmut Lang dress. One of the best brands in my mind…It’s just so hard to find (and yeah: expensive too!).

Repetto booties at the SHINE boutique

Nati’s favorite: The Repetto Garbo booties in a grey patent leather. Was sold out in her size unfortunately but we’ll keep on hunting.

3. Yukiko – vintage Chanel

yukiko vintage chanel

Yukiko has the finest selection of vintage Chanel EVER. If you want to invest into a very special vintage piece come here! The boutique is on rue de vieille temple too.

Vintage Chanel 2.55

Love is all you need. But a Chanel bag is a glorious substitute…;-)

vintage chanel jewelry

Treasures! I’m telling ya….

Other great stores in Marais:

  • Sandro
  • IRO
  • Bazar (French Connection, Paul & Joe Sister, cute ballerinas…)
  • Galeries Simone (crazy mix of vintage, self-designed pieces and punk labels like Vivienne Westwood)
  • Anna Rivka (fine jewelry)
  • Vanessa Bruno
  • A.P.C.
  • Manoush

We’ll be back soon! With lots of cash…ha ha!


  1. Ich kenne The Kooples schon einige Zeit und würde echt gerne mal in einem Laden von denen sein. Die Klamotten haben einen ganz besonderen eigenen Stil. Gefällt mir richtig gut.

  2. Oh, da waren wir in der gleichen Gegend und habe uns verpasst! Besonders toll, der Einrichtung wegen, ist der Laden ‘Merci’! Liebste Grüße Kerstin

  3. I love love love Vanessa Bruno, I picked up some of her stuff at Madison in Los Angeles. Really beautifully made.

    I am so so jealous of your Paris trip!


  4. OMG! SOLELY FABULOUS PARIS is this POST! I luv it !:))

  5. I don’t know if I can breathe until those boots are mine-they are so perfect xx

  6. Aaah, I need a winning lottery ticket and ticket to Paris! I love the grey booties by Kooples – they look so good!

  7. ah love shopping le marais! kept seeing that brand couples popping up everywhere too when I was there in sept. Great pics and post… almost like i came with you to paris:) xx

  8. wonderful post!! i hope you don’t mind but I featured your image on my “What to See/Do in Paris” post. I recommended that my readers check out your post for more a “Guide to Shopping in Marais”. I like the rest of your blog as well :) Beautifully done!

    God bless,

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