The concrete-block shopping mall opposite Gare Montparnasse includes a branch of department store Galeries Lafayette. Savvy fashion shoppers head to the southern 14e to shop for discount designer wear, while the 15e is filled with specialist addresses. In the 13e you’ll find Asian grocery stores and supermarkets in Chinatown, and an enormous state-of-the-art shopping mall at place d'Italie.

Discount Designer Outlets

Save up to 70% off men’s, women’s and kids’ fashions from previous seasons’ collections, surpluses, prototypes and seconds by name-brand designers at the discounted outlet stores along rue d’Alésia, 14e, west of the Alésia metro station (particularly between av de Maine to rue Raymond-Losserand).

Shops pop up regularly and close just as often, so you can never be sure what you'll find, but look out for two shops stocking Sonia Rykiel designs. No 64 has lower-priced, more casual clothes, while No 110–112 has Sonia Rykiel’s classic lines.