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Meribel Shopping: Best Retail Experiences in the Three Valleys

31st July 2019

Shopping in Meribel is undoubtedly one of the most popular (and some might say essential) activities in which to indulge. Lining your luxury ski chalets in Meribel village with a veritable arsenal of carrier bags and goodies to take home is part and parcel of the whole experience.

But, with such an epic array of stores and outlets to choose from, where should you head for the most indulgent retail therapy?

We share our top Meribel shopping highlights so you can make the most of your luxury ski holiday.

 

Where to Shop in Meribel

The majority of shops are concentrated in Méribel centre and are set within elegant gallery arcades. Get to the main high street from the Galerie des Cimes travelling towards La Chaudanne.

However, there are more good shopping opportunities slightly further afield in Mottaret, where you can find everything you need in the area around the tourist office.

Just ask your Alpine Infusion driver to drop you off for an afternoon of window shopping.

 

Ski Clothing Shops In Meribel

If you decide to take the opportunity to stock up on piste wear and go shopping in Meribel then you’ll find every major brand covered in spades. Meribel is bursting at the seams with shops specialising in snow sports gear or related equipment, from brands like Volcom, Ripcurl, Quicksilver and more.

Most of this kind of gear tends to be highly seasonal so be sure to check out the sale racks while out and about. So what to buy and where?

 

Sport Boutique

For all your high-end skiing, snowboarding and sporting wear, Sport Boutique in Meribel Centre is the place to go.

Find well-known brands such as;

  • North Face
  • Moncler
  • Ugg
  • Rossignol
  • Nordica

Address: Place de l’Office du Tourisme, 73550

 

Napapijri Ski Fashion

Napapijri ski shop supplies practical ski wear with a strong fashion slant. Pick up sports wear, cosy layers and winter accessories to look the part on the slopes.

Address: Gentianes Gallerie, 73550

 

Alp Attitude

If you’re looking for the best in technical ski equipment, Alp Attitude in Mottaret is a good bet. Find the latest equipment from leading brands such as;

  • Nidecka
  • Salomon
  • Skull Candy
  • Falke

Address: Le Candide Hameau du Mottaret, 73550

 

Ski Hire Shops In Meribel

There are plenty of ski hire shops around Meribel to choose from. However, why not make it easier for yourself and leave the details down to us?

When you book a luxury chalet holiday with Alpine Infusion, you are provided with a team of experienced chalet staff to help take care of the everyday so you can spend more time on the slopes.

Just ask your chalet manager to organise ski or snowboard hire.

 

Luxury Designer Shops and Ski Boutiques in Meribel

For those on the lookout for something a little more upmarket, head to Meribel Village and check out the gorgeous Coco boutique. The collection of clothing and accessories they carry is relatively small in size, but each piece has been hand-selected for incredible quality and exclusivity.

You can also find pieces from the following luxury design houses;

  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Prada
  • Armani
  • YSL
  • Longchamp

It’s also worth noting that if you happen to be heading out this way during the summer, there’s an annual sales extravaganza known as ‘Braderie’ during which pretty much every clothing retailer across the resort takes part in a serious collective clearance effort. Some of the discounts really can be quite spectacular, especially when we’re talking designer brands.

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Shop For Gastronomic Delights

Aside from designer clothing and sports gear, the other theme that dominates retail shopping in Meribel is food…and plenty of it! There are plenty of supermarkets dotted around the resort which are great for picking up the essentials.

However, we recommend that you take the time to visit as many specialist food stores as possible while in town. Discover the most incredible local Savoie delicacies including a wide variety of cheeses and cold meats you won’t find in the supermarkets. Don’t miss the delectable Beaufort d’été Gruyère cheese- something of a speciality in the region!

 

Les Glaciers Bakery

Les Glaciers is the main bakery in Meribel and could quite frankly cater to you and your entire group for the duration of your stay. They have a dizzying array of pastries, cakes, chocolates and other creations available, which can be taken away or enjoyed at a table at the tea room upstairs.

 

Le Village des Pains

A little further afield in Meribel Village, Le Village des Pains is also quite extraordinary. Worth a visit for the freshly baked bread and exquisite pastries.

Like the idea of afternoon tea? Why not enjoy a fabulous spread from the comfort of your private luxury chalet. Find out more about the delicious catering options available in our catered ski chalets here.

 

Interior Design Shopping & Souvenirs

Rather than settling for a standard mass-produced souvenir, you might want to think about having a look in the various interior design boutiques that have been popping up all over Meribel as of late. Chances are you’ll find decorative items and mementos of a vastly higher quality which might just make the perfect gifts.

 

Visit the Local Market in Meribel

Last but not least, there is a small market on Route de la Chaudanne on Tuesdays and Fridays that is worth checking out, especially for the local artisan vendors and their outstanding regional produce.

 

Shop Opening Hours

Most shops in France open around 9am or 10am and close for a long lunch at around midday. Once they reopen at around 2pm they tend to stay open as late as 8pm for the early evening crowd.

 

Where to Lunch In Meribel

A long day of shopping is tiring work, especially when there are so many exciting luxury pieces to be found. Stop and refuel at one of the many fine dining restaurants in Meribel before getting back to sifting through the rails.

From elegant French classics to innovative fusion cuisine, there’s something to suit all tastes in Meribel.

 

Your Luxury Ski Holiday in Meribel

Tempted by indulgent shopping opportunities and local Savoie delicacies? Make your skiing holiday in Meribel one to remember by choosing one of our five-star rated luxury ski chalets.

From stunning views to glamorous spa facilities, our selection of catered chalets in Meribel really deliver when it comes to luxury skiing experiences.

Browse our luxury catered chalet in Meribel to find out what we’re talking about.

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