Paris has truly come back post-COVID, and now that it is springtime and the weather is finally cooperating, the shops are open, and the city is experiencing an influx of visitors not seen in years. Unfortunately, the travel guides have yet to catch up after the last few unpredictable seasons. Let’s rectify that.

Of course, shopping is one of several amazing reasons to visit Paris (not to mention the culture, the history, the pain au chocolat…). Still, since it is a large city with a somewhat disorganized layout (one wrong turn can take you ten minutes out of the way), a little planning is certainly helpful. Although Paris itself has become at least slightly more accommodating to those of us who are both used to regular, predictable schedules and horrible at pronouncing (or, ahem, spelling) French, there is just so much information out there that it’s good to have the most useful tidbits in one place.

Please note that I am keeping this guide open for updates: if I have missed something, or if anything here has changed, feel free to note it below or send me a private message, and I will include it in future revisions.

List of Hermès Boutiques in Paris

There are three official full-service Hermès boutiques in Paris: Georges V, Rue du Sevres, and the main Hermès Flagship in the center of the city, a few blocks away from the Jardin des Tuileries. In addition, there is a duty-free Hermès boutique in the Charles de Gaulle airport.

1. Hermès Flagship Boutique
24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
+33 1 40 17 46 00
Monday – Saturday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Of course, the flagship boutique is the grandest, has the most stock, and is the most crowded. If you are able to obtain a leather appointment through the Hermès website, you will be assigned a leather associate who will work with you across all of the departments. If you do not have a leather appointment, it’s easiest to just go to the section where you want to look first (for example, silks or shoes) and wait for a sales associate to become available.

The store is vast and has several beautifully-designed floors to walk around and enjoy looking, or even sitting and just enjoying the moment, and it’s really a fun visit. Many bags are on display to tempt and torture you, as they are not for sale.

A fun design display at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A fun design display at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Display Bags Not for Sale at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Display Bags Not for Sale at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Unicorn Bags Not for Sale at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Unicorn Bags Not for Sale at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A triumvirate of exotic Constance bags on display at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A triumvirate of exotic Constance bags on display at Hermès Faubourg. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

2. Hermès Boutique
17 Rue de Sèvres
75006 Paris
+33 1 42 22 80 83
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday – Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday Closed

3. Hermès Boutique
42 Avenue George V
75008 Paris
+33 1 47 20 48 51
Monday – Saturday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Hermès Sèvres and George V are smaller Hermès boutiques that are fun for both browsing and shopping; sometimes people do get lucky finding a bag at these locations. The architecture of the Sèvres boutique is unique, as it used to be a hotel swimming pool; the George V boutique is right at the George V hotel. Both are worth a visit if you have the time!

4. Hermès Boutique
Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport
Terminal 2E, Gate M
95700 Roissy-en-France
+33 1 74 37 14 95
Daily 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

While it’s great to have a duty-free option and a last-minute peek at Hermès before you leave Paris, it is best to approach the airport boutique with few expectations. Stock is very limited and mixed across seasons, but the staff is approachable and helpful.

Notable Hermès Resale Shops in Paris

There are several different types of venues for resale beyond the brocantes / flea markets which pop up around the various arrondissements of the city (and are quite fun for browsing but, of course, will veer towards very vintage pieces). Here are three of the most well-known secondhand options around Paris:

1. Les 3 Marches de Catherine B
1 Rue Guisarde
75006 Paris
+33 1 43 54 74 18
Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed
https://catherine-b.com
Instagram: @les3marchesde catherineb

Catherine B has become somewhat of a staple for secondhand aficionados of both Hermès and Chanel, and with very good reason: having opened her tiny jewel-box-of-a-boutique nearly 30 years ago, she has become an expert on both brands, focusing n the leather and accessories of these houses.  Conveniently located near Bd. St.-Germain in the 6th Arrondissement (actually all of the shops listed here are fairly close together; on an afternoon walk, I was able to visit each one with an additional quick stop at Hermès Sevrès within an hour), it is well worth taking your time to come in and see the amazing pieces Catherine has assembled, including a few unicorns! Her prices are indeed commensurate with her knowledge, but you should also be aware that she has far more available for sale than what is on display. For example, she has thousands of scarves – looking for one in particular? Send her a message, and she will let you know if it’s available.

The tiny but amazing Les 3 Marches de Catherine B. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

The tiny but amazing Les 3 Marches de Catherine B. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

The right (Hermès) window of Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

The right (Hermès) window of Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A 3 Marches Unicorn: a Patent Leather Kelly Bag, produced in 1964. Initials are E.S Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A 3 Marches Unicorn: a Patent Leather Kelly Bag, produced in 1964. Initials are E.S  Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A Box Kelly from the 1940s just hanging out on a shelf at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A Box Kelly from the 1940s just hanging out on a shelf at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A really tempting vintage CDC belt and tray at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A really tempting vintage CDC belt and tray at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Some of the bags for sale at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Some of the bags for sale at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Some more of the bags for sale at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Some more of the bags for sale at Les 3 Marches. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

2. Collector Square
36 Boulevard Raspail
75007 Paris
+33 1 46 34 35 30
Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed
www.collectorsquare.com

At the other end of the resale spectrum is the decidedly more corporate Collector Square. They do offer a wide variety of bags, and not just Hermès; and while Le 3 Marches is built for visiting and browsing, Collector Square has very little on display; in fact, they recommend that you call in advance to make an appointment and let them know what you want to see, and they will have those items brought in for you.

The Hermès Display at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

The Hermès Display at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A JPG Birkin at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink.

A JPG Birkin at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink.

An early-production Lindy at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink.

An early-production Lindy at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A Beautiful leather and canvas travel Plume at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A Beautiful leather and canvas travel Victoria at Collector Square. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

3. Chercheminippes
102-116 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
+33 1 45 44 97 96
Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed
www.chercheminippes.com

Chercheminippes is actually a series of resale shops that dot a few blocks of Rue du Cherche-Midi and include a wide variety of brands and categories, from clothes to shoes to bags and accessories. The first shop at 102 appears to be the drop-off location, and the remainder are organized by category; number 116 appears to be the luxury items and will be where you will find the Hermès if any (all they had available when I was there was a black Jypsiere).

A few of the Chercheminippes storefronts. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

A few of the Chercheminippes storefronts. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Another Chercheminippes storefront. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

Another Chercheminippes storefront. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

An Hermès Jypsiere at Chercheminippes. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

An Hermès Jypsiere at Chercheminippes. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

You may or may not find some Hermès treasures, but I found a variety of tempting pieces. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

You may or may not find some Hermès treasures, but I found a variety of tempting pieces. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

One of the many racks of clothing at Chercheminippes. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

One of the many racks of clothing at Chercheminippes. Photo via @The_Notorious_Pink

This is meant to be the start of a guide on Hermès shopping in Paris. If you have any other suggestions or recommendations, please add them below or DM me, and I will be happy to review them for a future revision of this article!

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Bertie Riphagen
Bertie Riphagen
2 months ago

I just returned from Paris and the Hermès required appointment system is so frustrating. Every morning at 10:30am you access their specific website for appointments, and within a minute you are advised all appointments are gone. You are only able to access this website within France. It would be helpful if you could do that from home and plan accordingly, but that’s the way they’re doing it. After eight days of this stress, I walked into the Hermès on San Honore and was told that they get 6000 hits each morning and have only 80 appointments available, spread out over three stores. Very disappointing. On my last day in Paris I did walk into the boutique at 17 Rue de Sèvres, explained to the girl checking in appointments my journey, and for some reason she took pity on me, had me step to the side and I was able to see a leather consultant which is required to purchase a handbag. To be noted, you can walk into any Hermès store to purchase jewelry, a scarf, shoes, basically anything but a handbag. My sales associate returned with two Evelyn’s, a black and a taupe. Those were my options. I don’t believe that’s all they had, but I do believe that those were all that were going to be offered to me and I chose the taupe with gold hardware. My total cost was 2295€, and I’ll be getting 229€ back via VAT. It is a tremendous deal when you compare that to the US dollar amount, I just wish there was another way to reduce the stress of trying to get that appointment. Best of luck to everyone traveling abroad!

Nancy Dryer
Nancy Dryer
2 months ago

Does anyone know which month is the best to shop at Hermes in Paris if you are trying to get a Birkin or Kelly? Do they have more stock in December for Christmas, or June/July for tourist season, or is it better to shop in January, February or March in the winter?

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