One fun way to shop in Paris are the bouquinistes that sit along the river Seine. These little outdoor boutiques have been in Paris for centuries, and in many cases, have been passed along though generations.
You will find a wide array of all things French. Traditional Paris souvenirs, old nudie magazines, gorgeous illustrations or first editions of French classics are just some of the finds. The bouquinistes are a traditional way to shop in Paris- and certainly more fun than a mall.