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French Riviera: 6 stores for your summer shopping


Whatever you’re looking for, the beautiful French Riviera region has just what you need. We take a look at some of the best stores for summer shopping in the area

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Hannah Lewis,

Whatever your retail needs, our pick of our six favourite shops in the French Riviera will sort your summer shopping. From the best place for accessories to the perfect place to purchase an evening gown, as well as where to buy extra luggage to take it all home with you, these six shops are not to be missed.

Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Giuseppe Zanotti opened its first Saint-Tropez store last year, on elegant rue François Sibilli. The design of the two-storey boutique has a distinctly maritime theme, with a colour palette of sandy beige alongside pops of azure blue and quirky details such as curtains inspired by fishing nets. Visit to discover its latest womenswear collection as well as the newer men’s line, together with shoes, bags and accessories.

Giuseppe Zanotti, 24 rue François Sibilli, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9497 1307

Fun fashion: Miu Miu
Miu Miu’s stylish Saint-Tropez store celebrates its first anniversary this summer, and has quickly established itself as a key part of the local shopping scene. Architect Roberto Baciocchi’s design encapsulates the Miu Miu spirit. Brushed steel doors, gold damask, mirrored surfaces and classic beams help to create a luxurious yet welcoming environment and a perfect backdrop to the brand’s ready-to-wear clothing, footwear and bags.

Miu Miu, 3 rue François Sibilli, 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 (0)4 9456 4030

Jewellery: Zegg & Cerlati
For almost 15 years, Zegg & Cerlati has been known as one of the most distinguished watch and jewellery purveyors in Monte Carlo. Its range of luxury watch brands includes Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Hublot, IWC and many more. The store also carries Zegg & Cerlati’s own line of luxury watches as well as a range of eye-catching fine jewellery. With such a fabulous selection and superb service to boot, this store should be on every visitor’s list.

Zegg & Cerlati, place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, +377 9999 6622

Eveningwear: Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel, the Parisian label famed for its innovative knitwear, has expanded its reach with a new boutique. Situated in Les Pavillons de Monte-Carlo in the heart of Monaco, the two-storey shop showcases the latest ready-to-wear collections and accessories. Italian interior design firm Dimore Studio has steered the décor away from the latest trends, focusing instead on colour and timeless geometric shapes, which successfully encapsulate the playful spirit of the Sonia Rykiel brand.

Sonia Rykiel, Les Pavillons de Monte-Carlo, place du Casino, 98000 Monaco, +377 9325 8370

Luggage: Tumi
Renowned luggage and accessories label Tumi has just opened its first monobrand store in Cannes, offering its complete range. The brand has always focused firmly on the stylish traveller and its designs are frequently inspired by exotic adventures. This season, the core collection references a journey to Hawaii, with blues reflecting the ocean and charcoal greys inspired by the island’s volcanic beaches. Look out for Tumi’s premium line, which uses the finest leathers and fabrics and employs artisanal craftsmanship.

Tumi, 24 rue du Commandant André, 06400 Cannes, +33 (0)4 9330 0408

Accessories: Mercedeh
The latest store from luxury shoe specialist Mercedeh opened in Monaco last year. It offers one of the best selections of footwear in the area and is a must-visit for any shoe enthusiast. The selection is made by a team of passionate and expert staff, in conjunction with a host of prestigious brands, and showcases the best the market has to offer. The store is also home to a beautiful range of luxury accessories and a selection of fine jewellery, showing that Mercedeh has immaculate taste in every area.

Mercedeh, Les Floralies, 1-5 avenue de Grande Bretagne, 98000 Monaco, +377 9770 1212

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