Luxury Shopping in Courchevel
Shopping in the 3 Valleys is less an optional activity and more a prerequisite! Spending time revelling in the luxury of high-end ski chalets in Courchevel is one thing, but nothing beats hitting the streets for a handful of goodies to take back home.
But assuming you’re only in town briefly and would like to make the best of luxury shopping in Courchevel, which opportunities should you make a beeline for?
Well, it will probably come as no surprise to learn that almost all of the retail action that takes place at Courchevel 1850 is unashamedly luxurious in nature. Nestled in amongst the most stunning Courchevel luxury ski chalets and eateries you’ll find all the usual suspects present and correct, including Fendi, Dior, Gucci, Chanel and so on. Even if you don’t actually plan on buying anything, browsing is an experience in its own right!
Sports shops represent the main order of the day across most of Courchevel in general, with every imaginable international brand available in abundance. It’s not uncommon to find the same gear in 1850 being offered at a considerably lower price a little further down the mountain, so be sure to shop around if you’d prefer not to overspend.
One serious highlight is the local market, which takes place at Courchevel 1850 and 1650 once a week (check timings before your trip). Limited to a select contingency of no more than about 20 stalls, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with incredible local meats, cheeses and sweets – not to mention a fair amount of clothing from local and international designers alike.
French Designer Fashion Shops in Courchevel
For those who live and breathe for outstanding French fashion, Blu&Berry is an absolutely unmissable highlight when shopping in Courchevel. Specialising in slightly rarer finds from the likes of Isabel Marant, Celine and a number of other leading French designers, it’s just the place to head for something a little more exclusive.
Chez Ma Cousine is better suited to those with an equally strong passion for food. It’s technically a delicatessen but it’s actually more like a museum to truly incredible local produce. Grab an assortment of meats and cheeses, pack a bottle of wine and the picnic of your dreams awaits! Chez Le Gaulois is also nothing short of legendary among discerning foodies – just be sure to clear a little space in your refrigerator as you will not be leaving empty handed!
Julian Joailliers is the place to head for high-end jewellery and watches when shopping in Courchevel, not to mention the emergency watch-repair service they offer if you happen to break your Rolex on your way down the slopes! Kids and adults alike will fall in love with the traditional toys and teddies on offer at La Cabane De L’ours, which makes a brilliant gift shop for those looking to take a few things home.
Last but not least, L’Atelier has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the place to head if you take your snowsports seriously. These guys really do know what they’re talking about and dole out not only the best advice in town, but ultra-premium equipment and accessories without compromise.
Most shops open at around 9am and close for the evening at 7pm, but don’t be surprised by the extended break between 12pm and 3pm most choose to take! If you’re eager to experience the shopping highlights then make sure you view our luxury ski chalets in Courchevel and make your booking today.
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