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Paris Shopping Tour: Discount Couture

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Bargain hunt like a local in the world’s most stylish city on this Paris shopping tour! Pick up fabulous new pieces to add to your wardrobe as your fashion-insider guide takes you to designer sample sales and resale outlets where you can score some seriously discount couture. Visit the workshops of up-and-coming designers and learn about the latest trends on Parisian catwalks.
  • Insider knowledge of the finest Paris shops and boutiques
  • Invaluable Paris shopping tips and savvy advice on the best goods
  • Attend sample sales of last year's collections with discounts of up to 70%
  • Smaller group means unmatched personal attention from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Insider tour of Paris' discount fashion boutiques
  • Fashion tips on how to use accessories to enhance all your outfits!
Fashion-forward Parisians know how to dress their best — without paying retail prices. Discover their shopping secrets from your guide, a local fashion insider. Meet in the 6th arrondissement in the afternoon and set off on a walking tour of the city’s best-kept secrets for designer discounts.
Visit reputable resale shops were fashion editors and photographers sell garments from photo shoots and off the runway at steep discounts. Treasure hunt at sample sales where you can find one-off samples, prototypes and pieces from last season’s collections at prices more than 70% off retail. Get the designer clothes, shoes and accessories you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank.
See where current fashion trends are made at the workshops of some of Paris’s freshest designers. Many of these up-and-comers have trained at the most famous fashion houses in France and are setting the style standards for a new generation of Parisians. At the end of your 3-hour tour, say farewell to your guide and continue shopping if you wish, equipped with an exclusive map of insider shopping destinations.

Reviews

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Elizabeth F
, Mar 2018

This tour was a dud. It's been a year since I took it, and it's taken me a year to revisit the Viator site to post my review. The guide was knowledgable, but the stores we visited were full of junk. I would have expected the tour guide to at least be wearing fashionable clothing, which was was not. We ended our tour halfway through because it was pointless and a waste of our valuable vacation time.

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Nathalie R
, Jun 2016

I was very disappointed with the scope of this tour. I had been expecting to be led to the nirvana of haute couture discount shopping - this being Paris after all. Instead we were shown to the sort of second hand stores I find all over back home and the selection was pretty much middle tier and pedestrian. I found a Diane Von Furstenberg blouse I had given away in 2007. Why others have found this tour satisfying is a mystery? Sure the guides are probably all great to chitchat with not easy to find natives that do this in Paris but I came for the shopping.

While the merchandise was described as returns and next to new, the scuffed soles and pilled sweaters indicated otherwise. The area we traversed was very hemmed in - all around the Bonne Marche only. This reminds me - we were promised a discount coupon each to the Bonne Marche and a map of the area highlighting the shops if we wanted to return. None of these things materialized. Our guide was a charming gal - very intelligent and easy to get along with. But I resented her pushing worn out merchandise for me to try on as if I didn't know how to dress myself. Trust me - I know how to shop. One store did fit the bill as it had a few dusty Chanel bags and loads of Hermes scarves and I felt compelled to buy a scarf just to feel like the money invested in the tour had been worth it. Americans have become very savvy about resale shopping and this market has been exploding stateside. In Paris, I truly expected to have an in at Les 3 Marches de Catherine B and have my head spinning at the sight of mounds of Birkins and Chanel chains. DIdn't happen. I saw much more of that at Les Puces - which was my other tour and was much more successful! So - an expensive tour with not much more to offer than walking around a few blocks and stopping at stores that we wouldn't otherwise or at those we could find ourselves...no thank you!

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Patricia B
, Aug 2015

I hesitate to even give this tour a star. The guide took us to one couture shop, then spent the majority of the rest of the time guiding us through the Au Bon Marche , which is essentially a large department store. I complained to viator and got a nasty response from the tour company. They were defensive and blamed the tour being something other than what it should on us. It was disappointing Viator took no responsibility for hiring this tour company.

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Amanda H
, May 2015

I enjoyed this tour! Sandra took us to a less crowded department store and much safer! Loved the experience; however, I wish we had gone to less consignment stores. She had amazing ideas for gifts to bring home too!

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Denise T
, Dec 2014

A fabulous afternoon with Sandra! She personalized the tour from the start and my wife was able to find some great items at great prices. In late November/early December, the weather can still be very nice and you don't have to fight large crowds...it was a wonderful afternoon taking in some of the best Paris has to offer. I even got to hit a wine bar or two and sample some local vino while they tried things on.

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Debbie C
, Sep 2014

We didn't get any kind of shopping book from the lady. A bit expensive for what we got. Basically took us to consignment and old stock high end stores. Girl was interesting but bale was more like 75.00 a person

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Catherine
, Aug 2013

This is a must. Bought so many things - filled an entire suitcase! Bargain prices!!!! Guide was very sweet and accomodating towards us!

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Janice J
, Jan 2013

What a treat! In general I am not one that enjoys the shopping experience very much however, the guide was A+ and the selection and prices were fantastic. The next time I return to Paris I will sign up for the tour again earlier in the trip and purchase luggage in addition to a new wardrobe.

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Will
, Nov 2012

Guide was very good and purchases were very cost effective.

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BobDalton
, Oct 2012

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! We were spoiled in that we had our guide exclusively to ourselves and she catered the tour to our interests. Starting off at Au Bon Marche our guide provided us with an overview of current trends before taking us to the various shops. We were able to find jackets, bags, jewellery, knitwear, toys and housewares at significantly reduced prices. Additionally, we were able to chat at length and received insights into French culture and life. This tour was worth every cent!


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