Got a spare million or two, then consider buying your chocolates from Monaco. Close to the royal palace so its just possible that you could stand in line behind a member of the royal house, so watch what you say - LOL
Magnificent selection of rich chocolates and there are free samples available - but don't take too many.
The box of chocolates shown in the photo costs 59 Euro for 560 grams.
The open-air markets located at the foothill of the Prince Palace are excellent locations to do your shopping in the city of Monte Carlo! The markets are very colourful and deal in wide range of items. Among the items on sale at the open-air markets are mainly household items, clothings and textiles, shoes, leather products such as handbags, belts, travelling bags and small souvenirs from Monaco. The open-air markets attract not only the locals but also many foreign tourists.
What to buy: Clothings such as t-shirts, household items, and small souvenirs such as key-chains and caps.
What to pay: Prices are generally cheaper than those of the other outlets in the city of Monte Carlo.
If you visit Monaco in December or early January, you will be able to visit the Winter Christmas Markets held at the harbour every year. Lots of Christmas foodstuffs and Christmas decorations are available at reasonable prices at the markets. Amusement park for children is also arranged by the organiser at the market.
What to buy: Christmas foodstuffs and decorations.
What to pay: Reasonable pricing
Shopping in Monte Carlo is not as different and special as it was years ago. Many of the designers now have shops in the United States. There is a concentration of top names in fashion in Monaco, as you would expect, given the expensive life style. From the Avenue des Beaux-Arts between the Place du Casino and the Square Beaumarchais is one area. Another is under the Hotel Metropole. Most people enjoy wandering the area and window shopping, even if you don't buy anything. The normal shopping hours are from 9:00 to noon and 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
I think that there is no any world famous trademark, which doesn't have its shop in Monte-Carlo. "Pierre Cardin", "Hermes", "Valentino"... Things are more expensive then in France but - this is Monte-Carlo.
There are alleyway shops that sell the souveniors and gift items. Some are located near the cathedral.
The Casino Square and neighbouring thoroughfares are lined with the expensive jewelry stores; Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Gérard, Bulgari, Piaget, Albuquerque, and the expensive clothing stores: Hermès, Céline, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Louis Vuitton, Per Spook, Burburry's, Chanel, and the like. Great for window shopping.
What to buy: At the alleyway shops near the cathedral I bought a silver charm with the faces of the Prince and Princess of Monaco. They also had tote bags and other touristy stuff.
What to pay: The silver charm was around $10.
Le Métropole, a shopping mall in the heart of Monte-Carlo, close to the Casino.
What to buy: Please check their site.
What to pay: It will all depend on what you buy.