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Le Bon Marché: Classic Left-Bank Paris Department Store

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The Bon Marche department store is one of Paris' most famed stores.

Le Bon Marche is a mesmerizing sight at night.

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Paris' First "Grand Magasin":

Founded in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut who extended a smaller store to a full-fledged department store, Le Bon Marché (it was originally called "Au Bon Marché) is not only a bastion for fashion-conscious Parisians of the left bank-- it's also got some pretty impressive history. Part of the building's internal structure, made of cast iron, was constructed under the direction of Gustave Eiffel's firm (of Eiffel Tower fame), and the iconic building in Paris' chic seventh arrondissement, featuring stunning art deco elements reminiscent of the Belle Epoque era, remains a landmark. Boasting top ready to wear designer brands and hosting regular fashion events, if you want a slice of chic, this store should definitely be on your list, especially during the summer and winter sales in Paris. And during the winter holidays, like the city's other major department stores, Christmas and holiday window displays are a treat for both adults and kids.

Store Highlights and Services:

  • The store boasts continually renewed fashion collections for both women and men, and from over 40 top designers, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Stella McCartney or Marc Jacobs. A separate high-fashion accessories department completes the department.
  • The dedicated lingerie department is well-known for its quality and selection
  • The renowned wedding boutique caters to those looking for semi-designer or designer wedding attire
  • The store's large and prestigious beauty, cosmetics, and perfumery departments featuring high-end and mid-range brands such as La Prairie, Clinique, Chanel, La Mer, Laura Mercier, and others.
  • The Gourmet Food Market, La Grande Epicerie, stocks thousands of luxurious and often quasi- exclusive products from around the world. It has a fresh produce department, an in-store butcher, cheese shop, and bakery-patisserie, guaranteeing foodie satisfaction.
  • VIP services: Personal stylists, valet parking
  • The store's "culture department" hosts exhibits and houses a contemporary art collection

Location:

Address:24 rue de Sevres, 7th arrondissement
Metro: Line 10, Sevres-Babylone

Contact Information:

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 10 pm
  • Closed on Sunday

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