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Saint-Tropez, holiday shopping destination

2020-08-05T05:22:36.291Z

From the Rondini workshop to the Galeries Tropéziennes via the Marcel & Cavazza pastry shop and the Taman Antik house, discover the most beautiful shopping addresses in Saint-Tropez.



While many large French and international brands have established themselves there, there are still a few authentic and local shops in Saint-Tropez. In addition to the unmissable market, which is held every Tuesday and Saturday at the Place des Lices, the alleys of the village indeed conceal gourmet shops, fashion, accessories and decoration. Follow the guide !

Fashion and accessories

Rondini, the father of the Tropezian sandal

Les Tropéziennes, the famous sandals created and manufactured in Saint-Tropez by the Rondini family since 1927. Rondini / Photo press

In this little shop on rue Clemenceau, the most coveted sandals on the Côte d'Azur have been made for three generations. Originally from Tuscany, Dominique Rondini opened in 1927 his shop "Rondini bottier, custom shoes & repairs of all kinds". Everything here is still handcrafted in the family workshop adjacent to the shop. The traditional Tropezian sandal now rubs shoulders with around thirty models (Salomé, Saint-Pierre, Bikini, Saint-Raphaël, Franciscaines, etc.) available in men's, women's and children's versions, and made from French leathers tanned with oak bark. 12 months. Dominique, the founder's grandson, and his team take the time to take the precise measurements to prepare shoes that are perfectly suited to your feet: width of the sole, tightening of the straps, types of leather, colors ... Almost everything is customizable . An authentic address like few left in Saint-Tropez.

Rondini, 18 rue Georges Clemenceau, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 97 19 55. Open every day from May to September from 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday the rest of the year).

Les Galeries Tropéziennes, a chic and trendy bazaar

The Galeries Tropéziennes are one of the oldest brands in Saint-Tropez. Bruno Malegue

It is one of the oldest businesses in Saint-Tropez, along with Sénéquier. Founded in 1903 and then taken over in the 1970s by the Moreu family, the Galeries Tropéziennes present themselves as a sort of “chic bazaar” which combines the useful with the pleasant. On the one hand, a “practical” space which brings together everyday accessories (haberdashery, fabrics by the meter, brushes, household linen, etc.), on the other an emblem of Tropezian elegance (swimsuits, espadrilles, sweaters in cashmere, straw hats, but also tableware). Designed by designer Marc Berthier and considered one of the first concept stores in the world, the boutique offers a wide variety of products (from 3 to 3,000 euros!), Carefully selected according to the know-how and authenticity of the manufacturers. . Both traditional and contemporary, like Roseline Moreu who refused any nostalgia, the Galeries Tropéziennes have established themselves over the years as a benchmark in the city's shopping landscape.

Galeries Tropéziennes, 82 rue Gambetta, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 97 02 21. Open all year, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Blanc Bleu, the classic - Photo credits: Blanc Bleu

Coming directly from the Mediterranean coast and Saint-Tropez, Blanc Bleu claims its maritime and sunny origins. Press photo

Founded in 1979 by Patrick Khayat, the Blanc Bleu brand has forged its reputation with its hand-knitted cable sweaters, parkas and peacoats which are now on display in a raw and authentic house away from the Place des Lices. When you open the door at 8 avenue Foch, you are instantly immersed in a world of travel, moreover, sea, wide open spaces. Cotton mixes with linen and cashmere in infinite shades of blue that invite you to escape. Far from the flashy and ephemeral addresses that have taken up residence in Saint-Tropez, Blanc Bleu is a comforting address where you can find unique, timeless, timeless pieces.

Blanc Bleu, 8 avenue Foch, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 43 00 00. Open 7 days a week from April to mid-October, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Be-Store, the shorts specialist

Be-Store, the one-product boutique and specialist in shorts from Saint-Tropez. Benoît Deplace

After having managed the Vilebrequin house for more than fifteen years, Loïc Berthet launched in 2009 his own brand in the Var city, specializing in shorts. A "daring bet", he confesses, who however quickly found his clientele. In this single-product store (where you can still find a few belts), this essential of Saint-Tropez life is available in mini, Bermuda shorts, large, fitted ... Made of cotton canvas, mainly of Italian origin, the men's models , women and children are offered in a wide range of colors and in a wide range of sizes. There is no doubt that you will find your happiness there!

Be-Store, 74 rue Général Allard, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 43 33 53. Open 7 days a week from April to mid-October, from 10 am to 7 pm, and until 9 pm in summer.

Maison Dior, luxury at its peak

The Dior store in Saint-Tropez was designed and furnished by the American architect Peter Marino. Dior Press

Established since 2010 in an 18th century country house, a former Saint-Tropez tourist embassy, ​​Maison Dior, designed by the American architect Peter Marino, is much more than yet another luxury brand in the streets of Saint-Tropez. In addition to the ready-to-wear, accessories, jewelry and tableware collections presented there, this boutique, now open year round, houses a magnificent garden designed by the famous landscape designer Peter Wirtz. There under the palm trees, the starred chef Arnaud Donckele unveils a fresh and tasty Mediterranean menu at the Dior des Lices restaurant. The ideal place for a shady break between two shopping trips.

Dior, 13 rue François Sibilli, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 01 40 73 73 73. Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.

The tropézienne espadrille, the must-have

True it-fashion, the Espadrille Tropézienne has created a place of choice among the shops of Satin-Tropez. Nicolas Hanniet / The Tropezian espadrille

Impossible to walk in the streets of Saint-Tropez without wearing a pair of espadrilles! After a long experience in the textile industry for mass distribution, Nicolas Hanniet arrived in Saint-Tropez with his wife and in 2011 created the label L'espadrille tropézienne. Objective: to dust off this popular summer shoe with noble materials, genuine leathers and trendy and modern prints. Made in their two French and Spanish workshops with natural jute and leathers from the Carriat tanneries in the Basque Country and Tuscania in Italy, their espadrilles are hand-sewn with respect for tradition and artisanal know-how. The brand is increasing its collaborations (patterns created by Italian artist Laura Coppolino, fabrics from Armor Lux and tweeds from Malhia Kent), and offers a customization service within 48 hours. Of course, this has a price (from 60 to 250 euros) but the quality is there!

The tropézienne espadrille, 15 rue des Commerçants, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 45 90 43. Open from March to October, 7 days a week from 10 am to 8 pm, until 10 pm in summer.

Gastronomy

Sénéquier and its unforgettable nougat

In almost 120 years, the nougat of the Saint-Tropez institution, Sénéquier, has become an “it” of gluttony. Sénéquier / Facebook

For nearly 100 years, the red tables and chairs of Sénéquier have dominated the port of Saint-Tropez. Popularized by Colette and Brigitte Bardot, before Jacques Chirac and Johnny Hallyday sit there every summer in front of a flood of curious onlookers, this mythical terrace is one of the main attractions of the village. But it is above all in the back room that a treasure is hidden: an incredible soft nougat, the recipe of which, jealously kept secret, was invented by Marie and Martin Sénéquier in 1887. Made in the artisan workshop overlooking the Place aux Herbes, made with almonds from Spain, pistachios from Sicily and honey from Provence, this highly addictive delicacy has survived the ages without taking a wrinkle. Always served in its vintage-look aluminum packaging, it will be a perfect souvenir to bring back in your suitcase, if you manage not to devour it before your departure!

Senequier, 29 quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 97 20 20. Open every day from 7:30 am to 11 pm.

Marcel & Cavazza, gourmet delights

Marcel & Cavazza, the gourmet shop in Saint-Tropez. Mélanie Rostagnat / Le Figaro

The most gourmet address in Saint-Tropez! After spending seven years at Lenôtre in Paris, Laurent Cavazza took over in 1992 this family house, founded by his grandfather in 1933. He perpetuates the historic recipe of the pine nut croissant (a marvel) and also offers delicious Florentines and the unmissable Tropézienne, a sugar brioche flavored with orange blossom and orange zest, topped with a vanilla mousseline cream. Here, everything is homemade in the back of the shop with exceptional products sourced directly by the owner who also makes his own chocolate. At any time of the day, at Marcel & Cavazza, you will find a delicacy to taste during your wanderings in the alleys of Saint-Tropez.

Marcel and Cavazza, 29 bis rue Georges Clemenceau, 83990 Saint-Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 97 83 53. Open from March to November, Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 9 pm

Decoration

Marinette, the temple of decoration

Linens, bed linen, tableware, decoration ... You can find everything at Marinette Saint-Tropez. Marinette Saint-Tropez

The story begins in 1963 on the Saint-Tropez market. Marinette and Joe de Santis, originally from Marseille, offer every week on their stand in the Place des Lices fabrics by the meter and linens. In 1997, at the instigation of their son Alfred, the house offered its first boutique on rue Georges Clemenceau. Towels, tea towels, mattress covers, sheets… Les Tissus Marinette is gradually setting up a clothing workshop where curtains, tablecloths and custom towels are produced in record time. In the 2000s, the brand continued its development by opening three new stores, one specializing in tableware, the other in home fragrances and the last in furniture. Almost sixty years after its creation, Marinette remains today one of the most popular decoration addresses in the seaside resort.

Marinette Saint-Tropez, 4 rue Georges Clemenceau, 83990 Saint Tropez. Phone. : 04 94 97 26 45. Open all year, summer 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm.

Taman Antik, the travel house

Taman Antik offers a decorative selection of furniture and accessories steeped in history. Jean-Loup Leignel

In 2009, interior designer Laurence Gournac Lapinet set down in a large house at the entrance to the village of Saint-Tropez. A place called Taman Antik, which means "traditional garden" where, now accompanied by her daughter, she stages the world of vacation homes in a bohemian chic atmosphere. Combining personal creations, high-end furniture and decoration brands and objects found in the four corners of the world, this welcoming boutique invites you to travel, to escape, to dream. From light fixtures to wicker baskets, sofas and garden furniture, from tableware to linens, the owners of this amazing space offer a personal selection of furniture and accessories steeped in history. . Driven by the desire to share their favorites, Laurence and Joy organize temporary exhibitions, cultural events and meetings with handpicked creators and artists.

Taman Antik, 4091 route départementale 98A, 83990 Gassin. Phone. : 04 94 97 61 53. Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm.

Source: lefigaro

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