Love shopping? Want to know where the best places are to shop in Normandy? From modern shopping centres and high street names to narrow lanes lined with beautiful boutiques and independent shops, Normandy has it all. Deauville, Rouen and Caen are some of best places to shop til you drop. 

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Deauville, a shopper’s paradise

It’s true! Retail therapy is real – shopping actually makes you happier. Nicknamed the ‘21st arrondissement of Paris’, the iconic seaside resort of Deauville has always stood out in the world of ultra-chic fashion and a hot-spot for French haute couture designers to this day. Head to rue Lucien Barrière to catch a glimpse of Coco Chanel’s first ever boutique. For a luxury shopping spree, make your way to rue Désiré le Hoc where you’ll find a cluster of the best French designer boutiques such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Lancel and Longchamp. You probably won’t resist a little wander inside French department store Printemps, housed in huge beautiful half-timbered Norman-style building.

Deauville, a shopper’s paradise
© E. Bénard
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Independent and designer boutiques in Rouen

For a shopping experience in a beautiful and historic setting, head towards the rue du Gros-Horloge in the old city centre of Rouen. Wander around the surrounding narrow-cobbled streets brimming with independent boutiquesGet a large dose of retail therapy by exploring Le Printemps department store located by the Cathedral or the famous Galeries Lafayette nearby. Looking for an up-market second hand bargain? Head to the Dépôt d’Eve, in rue Saint-Nicolas to find yourself a fashionable item by Isabel Marant, Sandro, Zadig & Voltaire and more.  The hustle and bustle of Rouen strikes a perfect harmony between past and present. You’ll find a plethora of antique outlets and cutting-edge designer shops around the Church of Saint-Maclou, which cater for every style. Guillaume Fouquet Antiquités and the Galerie Luce feature among the favorite hot spots!  

Independent and designer boutiques in Rouen
© Rouen Normandie Tourisme et Congrès
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Shopping in Caen : Saint-Sauveur is 'the place to be'

Like in most citiesthe 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 booksIf 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.

Shopping in Caen : Saint-Sauveur is 'the place to be'
© T. Houyel

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