Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets, Lille

8 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets
    by shavy
  • Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets
    by shavy
  • Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets
    by shavy
  • shavy's Profile Photo

    Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets: Trendy shops

    by shavy Written May 1, 2014
    4 more images

    For us is only a short drive and I often come to shops in Lille on a weekend especially when during sales, prices drops down
    Lille is the largest shopping city after Paris in France! Trendy outfits you score the big fashion chains in the commercial center of the ultramodern Euralille in Lille-Europe station

    But besides the well-known chains, there are many special, vintage and delicacy act together to find. Shopping at various boutiques and delicatessens in Vieux Lille you just need to know where to find them

    The city also has an attractive center for shoppers the retail offer is wide in the old town you will find original boutiques, the main street, Rue de Bethune, is usually busy littered with shopaholics
    To taste the international atmosphere you need to Wazemmes district, where the market almost daily and you can score at rock bottom prices

    Was this review helpful?

  • grayfo's Profile Photo

    Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets: City Centre

    by grayfo Written Sep 21, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lille is a university town so has a very young population, this is reflected in the shops. There are a mix of funky shops and boutiques selling diverse ranges. Artisans sell their wares and there is also a mix of fashion outlets ranging from designer names to tiny boutiques. When it comes to shopping, Lille does it with style. Generally shops opening hours are Monday 2pm-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-7pm (or often 8pm in malls). Smaller shops close from 12pm-2pm. Most shops are closed on Sundays, so weekenders should nip down to rue Gambetta, where shops are open on Sunday morning from 9am-1pm.

    September 2002

    Was this review helpful?

  • ranger49's Profile Photo

    Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets: High fashion in the little streets

    by ranger49 Written Feb 28, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Just round the corner from this busy junction the scene changes dramatically into a maze of pedestrian street where you will find high fashion for men, women and children including babes and tots!
    The shoppers here on a Saturday morning were relaxed and well heeled.

    I am not a travelling shopper but if I were these streets would have been top of my list.

    I did enjoy a bit of window shopping though!

    Just out of camera shot bottom left of the photo is the best boulangerie/patisserie we found - wonderful lunchtime picnics from there! Look out for the blue and red building lower down on the right,

    What to buy: Fashion if you can afford it.
    Bakery, cheeses, paté, chocolate ...... actually anything you want!.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Iteris's Profile Photo

    Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets: Walk the narrow streets and discover great shops

    by Iteris Updated Jun 27, 2007

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    No specific shop described here, but just by walking the streets you will discover a whole range of individual boutiques and attractive shops selling a wide variety of items. Since Lille is not a main tourist hotspot, there are not an overwhelming amount of similar shops aimed at tourists all selling postcards etc.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Arts and Culture
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo

    Various shops: Lille is a shoppers Paradise!

    by sue_stone Written Sep 19, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    shopping in Lille

    Lille is a shoppers paradise!!!

    From the Grand' Place, there are pedestrianised streets lined with boutiques and chain stores.

    There are enough shops to keep women and men happy, with a range of clothing styles.

    In Vieux Lille, there are fancy shops, selling speciality goods, designer clothes and gourmet delights.

    What to buy: I really enjoyed wandering around and window shopping.................ok, with the occassional purchase to keep me happy!!

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mahieu's Profile Photo

    pedestrian streets

    by Mahieu Written Aug 12, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I was amazed how much shopping you could do in such a rather small city. Not far from the market square, in the pedestrian area, you can find the most common shops like H&M, C&A, Eram, ... When I was there, there were still discounts, which were already over in Belgium, great! ;-)
    I really liked the Disney Store and felt I was going back to my youth over there :-)

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mahieu's Profile Photo

    Les Tanneurs: Another commercial centre

    by Mahieu Written Aug 12, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Also close to the city centre, you can find the commercial centre Les Tanneurs. Smaller than Euralille, but nice as well. Here you can find Monoprix, clothes, jewelry, gifts, Fnac ( a huge book and multimedia store), ...This commercial centre is more or less combined (via Fnac) with another shopping centre: Galérie Grand Place, right on the market square.
    I especially liked the decoration on the wall, as you can see in this picture.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bigjones's Profile Photo

    Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets: Shopping paradise !

    by Bigjones Written Dec 3, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lille is THE place to go shopping. There are many pedestrian streets where you can find anything possible. Stop only when you can't carry your bags ;-)

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lille

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

105 travelers online now

Comments

View all Lille hotels