The inherent glamour of Saint-Tropez has made it a top shopping destination on the French Riviera. The enduring appeal of the resort town attracts a wealth of discerning customers, all eager to invest in Saint-Tropez’s luxury vibe. The holiday hotspot is home to some of the world’s leading designers, from Dior to Louis Vuitton and Chanel, and, as well as top international stores, it also offers renowned regional boutiques and superb shoe stores. Here, we offer our guide to some of the best shoe boutiques in Saint-Tropez – the perfect places to put the finishing touches to your French Riviera wardrobe.
Jimmy Choo opened its first boutique in Saint-Tropez earlier this year. A global name, Jimmy Choo is one of the world’s best-loved shoe brands, famous for its beautiful, red-carpetworthy heels. A byword for glamour and style, the brand offers an impressive range of both flat and heeled footwear. Summer in Saint-Tropez is the perfect time to experiment with the brand’s bright colours. Be sure to check out its exclusive Saint-Tropez collection: inspired by the Mediterranean coast, the navy-and-white striped shoes are the perfect way to channel the town’s stylish aesthetic.
Jimmy Choo, 10 rue François Sibilli, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9479 7271
Family-run footwear brand Rondini has been setting the benchmark for fashionable sandals since 1927. The celebrated store has become a must-visit destination for discerning shoe lovers, all eager to invest in the handmade styles loved by famous figures including Brigitte Bardot. The sandals are perfect for channelling the chic fashions of the town and a perfect fit for each pair is guaranteed thanks to the brand’s high-quality craftsmanship. Sandals are available in an impressive range of colours and variations, and the timeless style of the gladiator model would make these the perfect souvenir from Saint-Tropez.
Rondini, 18 rue Georges Clemenceau, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9497 1955
Originally opened as a small workshop in 1933, K Jacques has become synonymous with timeless elegance and high-quality footwear. The brand has garnered an impressive reputation over many generations; its highly acclaimed Tropezienne sandals, for example, have graced some of the world’s most fashionable feet, including Brigitte Bardot’s and Joan Collins’s. The brand is renowned due to its high level of craftsmanship, with each pair of sandals created through 46 different rigorous steps. Featuring a range of styles, from basic leather to the classic Greco-Roman or platform wedge sandals, there is a great selection to choose from. The brand specialises in bespoke and customised options, enabling customers to create their perfect gift.
K Jacques, 64 avenue Bernard Blua, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9497 4150
Founded in 1978, luxury Italian fashion brand Tod’s has been at the forefront of Italian leather design since its inception. Synonymous with understated style and luxury, the brand manufactures all items in Italy using the finest suede and leather. The brand’s signature Gommino driving shoes are a wardrobe staple for both men and women, and are perfect for wearing around the beautiful town of Saint-Tropez. Available in a superb range of colours and finishes, these elegant luxury shoes are must-have summer essentials.
Tod’s, Traverse de la Garonne, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9497 8817
For glamorous, trend-led styles, Stuart Weitzman is the place to go. Its Saint-Tropez boutique offers an array of luxury shoes, from sandals and pumps to skyscraper heels. Each pair of shoes is carefully engineered to give the perfect fit and Stuart Weitzman has united the art of shoemaking with luxury materials. A favourite among women of all ages around the world, from Hollywood A-listers to street style icons, Stuart Weitzman is a must-visit while in Saint-Tropez.
Stuart Weitzman, 17 rue des Commerçants, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9496 5697