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All of the key shopping areas in Cannes are within a short stroll of the apartments. Standard shopping hours are Monday to Saturday 1000-1200 and 1430-1930. In high season, many shops do not close for lunch.
Cannes is known for its luxury shopping, especially along the sophisticated Croisette, which is lined by the big names in fashion for both men and women. It is home to famous clothes and jewellery boutiques including Dior, Chanel, Bulgari, Cartier, Fendi & Gucci. The stores stretch from the Hôtel Carlton almost to the Palais des Festivals, with the best names closest to the Gray-d'Albion, which is both a mall and a hotel
At this bustling market, sellers come with the best produce the region has to offer. Along with wonderful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, the stalls sell cheese, cold meats, fish, oysters, patés, olives, homemade pasta, and flowers. The 'producteurs' are local farmers who sell their own produce, all home grown or hand made and brought to market each day. Visit on a Saturday, and the surrounding bars and cafés get packed with locals enjoying drinks and lunch after the market closes. There are little bars serving a glass of wine with oysters, wonderful wine shops, quality butchers, and the bread shops selling specialist Provencal bread.
Much of the shopping in Cannes centres around Rue d'Antibes, known as the Oxford Street of Cannes. While the haute-couture designer shops line the Croisette, the Boulevard d'Antibes offers several more moderately-priced French brand names. For the teens and twenties buyer, there's Kookai, Pimkie and Sinaquanone and La City; fashionistas will like Tara Jarmon; businesswomen will find chic professional wear at Gerard Darel and more casual items at Blanc Bleu and Agnes B
For low-key shopping head towards Rue Meynadier which has souvenir shops and boutiques, as well as some good restaurants. It is more affordable than the Rue d’Antibes and you can also buy some great gourmet foods in the local emporiums including wine, olives and pastries.