Like in most cities, the main shopping streets of Caen boast a great choice of big high-street fashion brands. On Rue Froide however, near the Place Saint-Sauveur, those in search of small independent shops can indulge in a little shopping heaven. On the Place Saint-Sauveur, the superb weekly market held on Fridays has blossomed into a major shopping destination with many quality local products on display. This historic district is also a gem for book lovers. The area boasts many independent bookshops selling both general and specialised books. If you are looking for something special, head to Ess9nce a little further on rue Ecuyère. From cosy sweaters to stylish dresses and trendy prints, the shop merges fashion and practicality, offering a selection of handpicked collections from small independent brands.