Monoprix

Wanting to impress a visiting posh American fashion editor, I whipped up a shopping itinerary composed entirely of the city's fanciest stores. Imagine my delight when, instead, she insisted we head straight to this super-affordable, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-style chain for fistfuls of faux-diamond bangles and menswear that looks better on us.

21 Ave. de l'Opéra (1st arr.), 33-1-4261-7808, monoprix.fr