Calais Shopping

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    Calais Christmas Market: December

    by grayfo Written Oct 21, 2014

    The port of Calais is transformed for only three days, from around the second week in December, but it’s still worth a visit.

    Annually, usually from around second week in December for three days

    Christmas 2014: From December 12 to December 14

    What to buy: There are over 100 wooden chalets including over 20 selling gifts and toys for children as well as over 40 selling festive food including cheese, cakes, mulled wine, pancakes, onion jam and local dishes such as Saint Nicolas biscuits.

    What to pay: Various

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    Outlet shopping: Outlet shopping

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lots of people from the UK make a day trip to do shopping in Calais. There is a big area where you can buy everything from liquor to garden necessities.
    There is also a very modern shopping mall full of outlet shops where you can buy big brands at low prices.

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    Listed in description: shop till you drop

    by jo104 Written Aug 30, 2007

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    As Nhcram & I were ther on a shopping spree wallets open - credit cards at the ready.

    I had hoped to purchase a pair of sunglasses, so we went into options Alain Afflelou 41 Blvd Jacquard & after selecting a nice pair for Eur 39 he mentioned that for Eur 1 more I could get 2 pairs - yiphee he even fitted them for me.

    We next hit several fashion stores before arriving at Centre Commercial with all our shopping needs under one umbrella (aka a mall) in dresses US 10 is a UK 12 is a French 40 (increase by 2 each size up) likewise shoes are different sizes a US 9 is a UK 6.5 is a French 40. What I can say is the french sizes seem to be on the small size so if you need to go one size up from your norm don't worry (after all the book says french women don't get fat)

    The last store we visited was 1,2,3 the clothes are lovely & fresh & there was a sale on. Unfortunately I got charged the full price for the top instead of the reduced sale price so I lost Euro 12. Please check your receipt before leaving the shop or total in your head before entering your chip & pin. The french staff mostly speak only french with a spattering of english which can be a bit fustrating

    What to pay: Euros

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    Cheers: Wine warehouses

    by grets Updated Dec 13, 2004

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    There are a great many wine warehouses alongside the motorway leading to the port of Calais. Such fierce competition mean that prices are kept low. Cases of wine, beer and cider offer a great saving on the prices back home in the UK.

    What to buy: Beware that the place can get very crowded when a coach arrives. The islaes are quite narrow and it is difficult for two epople with a trolley to pass.

    Cheers sell most big brand name wines, spirits, beer and cider, Amazingly enough, it is cheaper for us to travel from Somerset to Calais to buy Somerset Cider.

    What to pay: Cheers have special offers on a regular basis. Check these out on their web site prior to travelling and compare prices with the shop on board the ferry, the local hypermarkets and back home.

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    Duty Free

    by DUNK67 Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    Calais is a haven for duty free shopping for the English as it is only about 20 miles away by sea. There are several Hypermarkets selling all kinds of goods from beer and cigarettes to food and clothes.

    What to buy: The best bargains are generally the alcohol and tobacco products.

    What to pay: Not as much as you would in England.

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    Commercial centre: Girls let loose!!!

    by nhcram Written Aug 26, 2007

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    This modern shoppig arcade is just right for tw young ladies let out for the day with credit cards!!
    Here is JO104 with her sunglasses that she purchsed that day.

    The stunning JO sporting her new purchase

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    Marque Avenue: Marque Avenue for fashion

    by ATLC Written Jun 7, 2005

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    Marques Avenue outlet centre with 60 shops selling discounted goods, which opened at the end of 2003.

    What to buy: Buy big brands like Lacoste, Esprit, Boss and whatnot. I made some good deals there!

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    Desseilles Textiles: Lace from Calais

    by ATLC Written Jun 7, 2005

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    Lace seems to be something special for Calais. I don't really like lace in general but hey... if you want a souvenir, you should buy some lace!

    What to buy: Don't know. I got this item as a gift.

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