Nice - here is our shopping guide

Nice is a well-known resort for many. Sandy beaches, good food, great architecture, and, not least, shopping.


Gita Simonsen


Nice has everything from exclusive luxury shops, high street chains, local boutiques, markets, and vintage and second hand shops. Here's an overview of the best places to check out.

Place Massena gets you on the right shopping route

Place Massena is a good starting point for a big day of shopping. You will find everything you are looking for from here. A stone's throw away is Galeries Lafayette, a large shopping centre with a number of high-end shops. The centre houses several well-known brands such as Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Valentino.

North of Place Massena you will find both the tram and the popular shopping street avenue Jean Médecin. The street has had many names but is today named after a former mayor. Locals simply call the street "la avenue." Here you will find all the major international shops such as Zara, H&M, Mango, and Sephora. You will also find well-known French brands, as well as smaller shops exclusive to Nice. There are also a couple of well-known French department stores along this street, such as Monoprix and FNAC. 

About halfway down avenue Jean Médecin you will find the Centre Commercial Nicetoile. The building houses four floors packed with famous names in clothing, cosmetics, and furniture. Here you will find shops such as Adidas, Aldo, Quiksilver, Hollister, Habitat… the list goes on.

After a few hundred metres, Rue Massena turns into rue France. This street has a variety of shops to suit all budgets. In rue France you will find affordable chain stores such as Bata and No Cara.


Shopping in Nice

Place Massena is a good starting point for a big day of shopping.

The golden square - luxury on every corner

Carré d'Or, or "Golden Square," is located west of place Massena, between avenue de Verdun and boulevard Victor Hugo. This district also includes rue Paradis, Longchamp and Alphonse Karr and avenue de Suède. Here, you will find the most exclusive shops, which are an attraction in themselves, including Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Max Mara, Sonia Rykiel, Ventilo, Repetto, Longchamp, Cartier, Armani, Kenzo, and many other haute couture brands.

Vintage and second hand in Nice

If you are looking for hidden treasures from a bygone era, Nice has a lot to offer. Whether you are a fan of vintage, retro or just want a bargain, head to Vieux Nice, Nice’s old town. Here you will find a whole row of fantastic places, with treasures for both the smallest and the biggest budgets. 

Start your journey at 12 rue Droite and the fantastic vintage shop Caprice. Caprice has two floors with selections from the 1920s to the 1980s. On the ground floor you will find designer handbags from exclusive brands such as YSL, Dior, Chanel, Celine, etc.

 Continue your journey on rue Droite, where you can spend a lot of enjoyable time in its exciting second hand shops.


Second hand stores

You can find hidden gems when you are looking for second hand stores in Nice.

The second hand shop Renaissance Vidini

Located in the heart of Nice's Golden Square, Renaissance Vidini is dedicated to luxury goods. The shop is a dépôt vente. These are consignment shops that specialise in a selection of French and international brands, either new or in excellent second hand condition. In the dépôt vente shops you will often find unique items, both for men and women, supplied by local fashion enthusiasts who have handed in their old treasures. At 41 rue de France, Mademoiselle is also home to luxury goods such as Dior, Chanel, and Prada, where the starting price for an item is about 200 euros.

Kilo Shop Nice

Kilo Shop has shops in several locations in Europe. Its concept is entirely based on the recycling of vintage and second hand clothing.  Kilo Shop sells vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories by the kilo. Prices range from 20 to 60 euros per kilogram. The price of each item is defined by the weight and colour of the sticker on the clothes. Here you can find old Levi’s jeans, hip hop clothes from the 90s, and refined French fashion.  The shop is located at 35 avenue Malaussena.

The harbour and antique dealers

Nice's harbour features a variety of piers and beautiful yachts you can glimpse. This part of the city has retained its old charm and character and is still home to many antique dealers. A visit to Village Segurane is like taking a journey back in time. Here, you will find antique dealers who really know what they are talking about. Browse 18th-century furniture, paintings, Chinese art, maritime artifacts, and more. If you are patient and determined, you can bring home a treasure from another era.

Not far from Segurane, you will find the old harbour. This is the home of the traditional Nice Flea Market. The goods at the flea market are inexpensive, and you may be lucky to find some real hidden treasures. Old paintings and furniture, decorative objects, vintage clothes - it is well worth a trip just for the experience even if you don’t end up buying anything.

The flea market is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00-18:00.

Nice's most visited market is probably Cours Saleya, located in the old town. This market is home to four different markets. The flower market and the fruit and vegetable market are open every day except Mondays. Mondays are the day for antiques and second hand items at Cours Saleya. You will find furniture, books, used clothes, jewellery and other fun items. In June, the fourth market, Marché artisanal nocturne, opens. This is an evening market where arts and crafts products are sold. This market runs from June to September.

 The market is open every day and closes at about 18:00.


Luxury boats and unique shops

Nice's harbour features a variety of piers and beautiful yachts. This part of the city has retained its old charm and character and is still home to many antique dealers.

Shopping in Nice and France

Don't forget that you can get a refund on your VAT when you shop in France. You must remember to ask for tax refund form or VAT refund form in the shop in which you purchase your items. Most major shops and department stores are part of the scheme. You may need to show your passport when the shop is filling out the form. It is therefore a good idea to bring your passport with you if you plan on going shopping.

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