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10 Stores to Fly to Paris For

Sure, the croissants, the macarons, and the Eiffel Tower aren't terrible—but we really visit Paris for the shopping. These 10 stores will surprise, delight and inspire you to spend lots of money. Because after all, you're on vacation!

Colette

Sure, it's filled with tourists. Crazy tourists. But they're crazy with reason. Colette is so fun. Study the windows, which are always crazy-amazing, then head straight upstairs to the designer merch. (The best of Proenza, Nicholas Kirkwood and Céline.) Check out the gallery space—there's always something good going on—and then make your way back downstairs through the crowds. Take a look at the Japanese t-shirts, the sneaker collection, the beautiful art books, then head to the register, where you can buy a "surprise mix" of goodies—teeny toys, lip balm, stickers—for 25 euro. It feels special, which is why Colette is as popular now as it was when it opened 15 years ago.

213 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Metro: Tuileries
Open: 10-7, Monday-Saturday
www.colette.fr

Courtesy of Colette (interiors) and FilmMagic (exterior)

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