A New Kind of Shopping in Paris
Fri 11 Jul 2014
Illustration by Daniel Halsall
The beauty of Paris is walking down the windy cobblestone streets, stopping in tiny boutiques searching for that perfect new purse and winding up at a lovely little tea salon. That’s the dream, but it just doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes you have a lot of shopping to do and need to go to a guaranteed location to find what you want. Or perhaps it’s raining, which it does so very often in Paris and you are not in the mood to get soaking wet. Enter Beaugrenelle, my new choice for simple, hassle-free, luxury French shopping in Paris.
Opening day @ Beaugrenelle
What is Beaugrenelle? Beaugrenelle is the perfect mix between the best features of a shopping center and the spirit of a department store. One might be mistaken and call it a mall…but Beaugrenelle is nothing like an American mall. Its original architecture, designed by Valode & Pistre, is full of light making it infinitely more beautiful and pleasant to be in than a normal US or UK style shopping mall.
Guerlin @ Beaugrenelle
Beaugrenelle counts more than 100 brands, from fashion to beauty, interior design to leisure and fine food for the foodies amongst us. Brands that we at Girls’ Guide love such as: Claudie Pierlot, Baccarat, American Vintage, BA & SH, Aubade Lingerie, Maje, Michael Kors, Maisons du Monde Interiors, Sandro, The Kooples, Zadig & Voltaire, Marks and Spencer and much more. When you get tired of shopping, Beaugrenelle has a place to get your nails done and a spa for a little jet-lag cure.
Beaugrenelle shopping center is a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower
Located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, the shopping center is situated 700 meters away from the Eiffel Tower, and has a beautiful view of Paris’ river Seine. You can make a day of it considering that Beaugrenelle offers a large choice of dining options. For a quick bite they have Cojean, Exki and Eric Kayser or sit down to a proper lunch at the Parisian Pub, the Eclectic Brasserie, Pizza Chic or Noura. Save room for a little pastry at the much loved Pâtisserie des Rêves.
Pâtisserie des Réves @ Beaugrenelle
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