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Let your fingers do the walking online (see websites below) before you go to Paris. Good shoes start around $200 so you want to make sure you’ve honed in on just the right pair or two. Shop address in hand go in for the kill, hoping they have the right size and they fit. If you’re short on time Galeries Lafayette has almost all the big brands and make the detaxe (refunded tax) easy, a one-stop shopping experience. If shoe boutiques are more your style we have most of them listed. It’s work to plow through all the choices but if you love shoes like I do, it can be an enjoyable promenade through the brands.

Galeries Lafayette
40, Boulevard Haussmann 75009

Annabel Winship
29 rue du Dragon 75006
Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés


Roger Vivier
29 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008

Saint Laurent
5, Place Francois Premier

Christian Louboutin
38 rue de Grenelle
75006 Paris (St. Germain)

Comme des Chaussures
169 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 11e

25 rue Etienne Marcel, 75001


51 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75004 Paris (Marais)

Mi-Prix (discount)
27 boulevard Victor,  75015
Métro : Balard ou Porte de Versailles

26 rue Saint-Antoine 75004
Métro: Bastille, Saint Paul

Robert Clergerie
5, rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris (St. Germain)

Dina Brice
13 rue Meslay, 3e, tel: 1 48 87 58 78

Show Sur Stock (discount)
56 bd Sébastopol, 1e

29 rue du Dragon, 75006

58 rue Montmartre
75002  (Les Halles-Sentier)

J.B. Martin
13 rue du Cherche-Midi
75006  (St. Germain)

18 Avenue Matignon, 75008

Mellow Yellow
13, rue des Canettes
75006 (St. Germain)

304 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001

If you return empty handed because of indecision or price, try Zappos Couture
http://couture.zappos.com. They carry Clergeries. For practical shoes (walking the town with your No Worries Paris guidebook), don’t be afraid to slip on your best Adidas, Nikes, Converse or Pumas. Sometimes comfort trumps fashion.


All about the detaxe:

Spend at least €175 within one store on the same day.
The shop assistant will issue a special form known as Retail Export Form (“bordereau de détaxe”) that you need to keep with your receipt. The form should be duly signed up by you. The shop assistant will examine receipts and your purchases and then get the form stamped. If you are leaving the European Union from a French port of entry you should submit the Retail Export Form as well as the goods purchased at the airport customs desk. After reviewing everything Customs will keep a copy of the form and you will be handed back a copy, endorsed by Customs, which are required to retain in case of any possible dispute with the store. Do not forget to keep the goods with you at all times when you apply for Customs endorsement of the Retail Export Form at the point of departure from the European Union. Customs agents want to see them.

Upon arrival in your country mail the form back to the French store within three months of purchase to get the reimbursement by credit card or check.

You should receive, within a reasonable spell of time, the amount of refunded tax directly from the store, paid according to your instructions, given on the Retail Export Form (check mailed to your address, bank transfer to your checking account or to your credit card accounth Customs.The refund by the Tax Administration could take between 30 and 90 days.