Montpellier’s fashion boutiques are like the city itself: sharp, chic and contemporary. Uncover them in the winding streets of Montpellier’s historic old town and its bustling modern precinct. Here are our top 10 fashion boutiques to browse in this southern French city, where you’ll surely find something for him, something for her, something old, something new, something borrowed and all the colours of the rainbow!
Manifest is a large, trendy and industrial-style boutique with a large floor space allowing customers to browse their collection of clothing and footwear uncrowded. The fashion looks great, but to be honest, we wish we could live in the space rather than simply buy their clothes! It’s definitely a shop for home decor inspiration, too.
Kilostock is a small vintage store located in Montpellier’s old town. Pick up attitude womenswear and menswear bargains – and we really do mean bargains. This shop is popular among students and hipsters for its small price tags, band tees and often great finds. Make sure to bring cash – last time we checked, they didn’t accept bank cards.
The majority of the clothing and accessories stocked at this gorgeous store comes straight from Asia, India specifically. You’ll find embroidered tops, bags, scarves and more, in colourful hues and cotton fabrics. If you’re looking for something for the summer months or for an upcoming holiday, you’ll find some gorgeous, floaty pieces here.
This fabulous fashion boutique also doubles as a coffee shop. With exposed beams, stone pillars and lots of wood and plants, this is the perfect place to head to for your morning caffeine hit followed by some browsing with a gal pal. They also stock some homewares and decor pieces, which is good as their shop will make you want to decorate your home identically.
A beautiful designer store, Coqueline Boutique has all the high-end names you could expect from label shopping. All items are ready-to-wear and the location is particularly attractive compared to other similar boutiques in Montpellier, set under the stone arched ceilings of a former private mansion in the heart of the old town.
Mostly found in the South of France and in Spain, this is a popular skate shop in Montpellier that stocks everything from skateboards to fashion. There is an interesting concept behind the Jacker Workshop stores in the sense that they combine a free magazine distributed throughout some of the world’s major cities, a comprehensive online shop and city-based stores.
This attractive ‘all-rounder’ store is where you can pick up men’s and women’s clothing. If you are looking for an everyday number or a ‘classic’, uncomplicated piece, then this is the fashion boutique for you. Prices are affordable, too, which isn’t always a given when shopping in France.
For beautiful jewellery and accessories, head to Atelier 19. Sonia runs this bijoux business that sits on the corner of two pretty streets in the old town, collating jewellery designers and collections that focus on finesse and originality. It’s a real gem.
This medium-sized store, again in Montpellier’s historic centre, sells predominantly French regional and national clothing designers. Browse shoes, accessories, bags, scarves, belts and more. Once you’ve uncovered something that takes your fancy, pop across the road and around the corner to the sweet Romy Café.
For more than 40 years, this vintage designer store has been selling old pieces from couture houses and renowned designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Givenchy, Balmain and more. You won’t find a better collection of anything similar around.