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Le Marais Fashion Tour

Why you'll love this

  • Explore the Paris fashion scene with your personal shopper
  • Your own personal shopping assistant reveals her tips & tricks
  • Explore the trendy Marais district, the epicenter of Parisian chic
  • Talk fashion & style with your expert guide over a free beverage
Tour snapshot
  • Length 3h00
  • Language English
  • Type of Tour Private
  • Group Size 7 max
  • Departure Time 3pm
  • Cancellation Up to 72 hours

Localers provides your own personal shopper and tour guide, who will take you on a fashion tour around the historic and uber-cool Marais district - TIME OUT

With so many shops in a city like Paris, it's easy to be overwhelmed. You may ask yourself: why do I need a personal shopper? And yet, there is no better way to uncover the hidden local gems and the underground fashion scene then by being guided by someone who knows the city best.

It isn’t exactly fair to say that French people possess an innate ability to dress well, but seeing so many stylish Parisians on the street all but reinforces the stereotype. How do they do it? Putting aside the theory of just being born fashionistas, there’s a much simpler explanation: Parisians know where to shop. They know exactly where to get that top, or that pair of boyfriend jeans that ties an entire outfit together.

After a comprehensive search, we’ve found just the right people to divulge their personal list of the best boutiques in the fashion hotspot of the city, the Marais. Our guides are lifelong fashionistas who have spent years ferreting around this quarter in search of the most stylish finds. As designers, they’ve also fulfilled their own fashion fantasies, adding to their expertise in the domain. Think of them as your own personal fashion databank for the perfect afternoon of shopping in “Le Marais”.

Your guide

Bianca is South African born and bred, but thanks to her Italian heritage has always had a taste for the European way of life. Which for her means: taking ones time to enjoy the little details one can often miss when accustomed to life in a big city. She met her companion whilst lost on the streets of Paris seven years ago and it was a coup de foudre that has never ended. So, she ended up moving to Paris for love.. and art. She completed her masters in fine arts, or arts plastique, as they call it here, and is now working part-time in fashion — the rest of the time she gives over to working at her artist's studio.
When she is not working, she loves to check out the lastest concept stores in the Marais, and pick up something special to compliment her ever expanding wardrobe. She is a particular fan of designer shoes — and like a heat-seeking missile — she knows exactly where to find the most sought-after Parisian footwear with pin-point precision. They don't call her a fashionista for nothing!

Cordelia is a true Parisian. Saint Germain des Prés and Cordelia have a true love story, especially because they have a lot in common. Once famous for the literature the area gave birth to, a fresh wind has swept in the young and hip from all over Paris. Music, gastronomy, literature, fashion, design, art … Everything happens here! After studying fashion at Esmod Paris where she focused on designing women's clothes and underwear, she became a production assistant for Issey Miyake while simultaneously freelancing for other brands. Not unlike many designers, Cordelia is always looking for sources of inspiration through exhibitions, new photographers, painters, and musicians. Sensible with a taste for the colorful, she finds that life without art is downright boring.

María Luisa left Spain to go to Paris where she graduated in Communications. She fell in love with the city where she lives… already for 10 years! She is almost a “Parisienne” now! Her first experience with fashion was working for Vogue and her specialties are Public Relations and Events. She has always been interested in tourism and her motivation is fueled by her exploration of the city. She spends her free time writing a blog about the best plans in the French Capital. In addition, she collaborates with the magazine Traveler Spain as a writer. She will be pleased to show you the most special fashion spots in Paris, the hidden shops, the trendy neighborhoods and much more. In addition, she will share with you the secrets about the Parisian style, bien sûr
Joanne is a French born fashion designer and and multi-media artist. Educated and graduated from the well respected fashion school of Esmod in France, Joanne has extensive experience as a freelance image consultant and artistic director. She has independently built an artistic collective and clothing line in New York and Paris named Dream Society, currently sold in over 10 countries. Joanne has a diverse set of social skills with living and working experience throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. She is open-minded, sociable, well versed and well educated in fashion trends, culture and cool life experiences. As a shopping expert, Joanne will help you find an effortless balance of personal style by assisting you to mix and match your outfits and provide consultation on items to be purchased or discarded.
What's Included

  • A drink on the house at the charming Place Sainte Catherine

  • A 3 hour guided tour of the hip Marais

  • The company of an industry expert

What's Not

  • A pair of vintage Christian Louboutins’

Rendez-vous at Saint Paul metro: your stairway to style heaven. Once a sort of hinterland, the Marais (literally meaning marsh) has experienced a complete rejuvenation in the past few decades. Today this quirky quarter houses a trendy population of young sophistiqués, which includes the gay hub of the city, and the traditional Jewish Community.

Of course, your guide will elaborate on this and much more before you move on to the Place Sainte Catherine, a beautiful hidden gem just above Saint Paul. Enjoy a drink under a lovely canopy of mulberry trees as you spill the beans on your ideal style, your shopping budget and preferences, as well as your goal for the tour, so that your guide can plan the perfect experience for you.

A tidy sum of the ubiquitous French brands started out as small boutiques in the Marais, which the quarter is teeming with. Here you’ll find many of the brands that don’t exist outside of France. This includes Claudie Pierlot, known as typically parisienne and flawlessly chic; Manoush, which has a savage and oriental flare; and the classic Comptoir des Cotonniers, just to name a few. More of a vintage addict? Your expert guide will help you uncover the best vintage shopping spots in the area in the blink of an eye.

Perhaps you’ve got a taste for the unconventional. Discover the boutiques of some of the freshest minds in fashion and even go behind the scenes at the atelier of a young designer. Let loose and live up every minute of your stylish joyride. Take advantage of your guide’s style savvy. Just when you thought that your fashion dream come true couldn’t get any better, we have one more question: Are you ready to accessorize?

Approximate walking distance : 2 km / 1.2 miles

Meeting Point: Saint Paul metro station
1 person€209per person
2 people€119per person
3 people€89per person
4 people€75per person
5 people€69per person
6 people & more€59per person
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J. Fish Reviewed April 06, 2015 DE

Bianca was terrific! Thanks.

A. Hamill Reviewed October 08, 2014 NZ

The shopping tour with Bianca was great. It was lovely to explore the Marais area and hear about some of the history. Bianca was informative and we enjoyed stopping and having a coffee in the sun half way.

B. Crook Reviewed September 04, 2014 Australia

I had a wonderful afternoon with Bianca, it was stress free and I made several purchases which I was able to wear on my holiday. We are now back in Sydney and had a very enjoyable time with Bianca in the Marais district. We loved Paris and the beautiful we met on our trip. Certainly hope to return someday soon. Many thanks to Bianca

P. Bridget Reviewed August 14, 2014 FR

Maria Luiza was fantastic. Great energy…we had a ball. Thank you!

G. Austin Reviewed July 28, 2014 Canada

Bianca met us for a fabulous “girls day out” that was one of the highlights of our trip! She took us from one beautiful boutique to the next and we even picked up a few things near Place des Vosges which I love. We felt like we were locals for a day, which made all the difference.

N. Brown Reviewed July 09, 2014 Australia

I’d always loved the Marais but Vicky was able to show me tons of shops I’ve never seen before. She was friendly and helpful, it was like having a private fashion expert for the day as she shared her tips and tricks.

S. bukinik Reviewed May 14, 2014 USA

I LOVED all of my tours. I'm not on any social media but I will be happy to write a review for you as long as you can post it for me. My tours made my trip very memorable -- I will definitely use again and refer to others!!

B. Falkland Reviewed April 21, 2014 Australia

The tour with Gaya was fabulous. She took us to the vintage stores where Allie found several dresses and sweaters and to American Retro where Allie found her Parisienne outfit -- dress, jacket and shoes. I found two tops that I could wear during the remainder of our trip. Allie and I were both pleased and we very much enjoyed Gaya's company.

S. Gerlhoff Reviewed March 04, 2014 Germany

My husband and I enjoyed our shopping tour with Vicky very much. We have now an better idea of the shopping opportunities in the marais and we both found some pieces which otherwise we probably haven't. Vicky was friendly, charming and (what is important) honest in her advice and we have had a good laugh. So, well done!

E. Reed Reviewed February 28, 2014 South-Africa

After reading great reviews about Localers I took a chance on the Marais fashion tour and was pleasantly surprised. I always had trouble finding good shopping areas in Paris but our guide Cordelia made everything easy. Her fashion savvy was something to behold and we enjoyed picking her brain during the cafe break. It was a wonderful afternoon.

D. Yaris Reviewed February 21, 2014 Malaysia

We were only in Paris for the weekend but we were able to book this tour at the last minute thanks to Maelle’s help. Our guide was Bianca and she was awesome. We learned so much in a short amount of time thanks to her. We were the only ones on the tour so it was nice to have private time with her.

R. Lynn Reviewed January 17, 2014 USA

Bianca was a lovely surprise - she took us to just the right shops, and we got all of what we wanted and more! It was great hearing about her work as an artist as well. I was a little nervous that the "personal shopping" experience wouldn't be that helpful, but she really listened to what we wanted and helped us find what we wanted at the right price.

5.0 / 5 based on 12 reviews

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