It’s the shopping event of the year for the French Riviera as its pearl of a village, Saint Tropez, plays host to the annual Grande Braderie. From 28th to 31st October, the boutiques of Saint Tropez take their stores outdoors and on to the streets with extremely reduced prices for the savvy shopper. Local shops and luxury, designer brands alike take part in this famous sale (all are open from 9am to 7pm), meaning that it presents an excellent opportunity to pick up quality goods from brands such as Chanel, Gucci and Prada at a fraction of the usual price.
The Grande Braderie creates a friendly and festival style atmosphere in the streets of Saint Tropez, making it worth a visit even if you are not looking to pick up a bargain. The town will be buzzing with tens of thousands of people, especially as the event coincides with the first weekend of the Toussaint school holidays. These sorts of sales happen in cities and towns all across France, spreading shopping fever throughout the country, but it is with Saint Tropez that the phrase Grande Braderie has become synonymous!