There are over 800 shops within Nancy city centre.
In Place Stanislas and nearby, the great glass-making companies of the Lorraine region, Daum and Baccarat, international symbols of beauty and luxury, display the most beautiful pieces in their collections. Alongside them shops showcase the best of the Lorraine region’s high-end craftsmanship: exclusive household linens from the textile producers of Vosges (Linvosges, the French jacquard), Longwy enamels and the earthenware-work of Lunéville-Saint Clément which have made Lorraine’s reputation throughout the world. Look out for other tempting local specialities: macaroons, bergamots, the confectionary delicacies known as chardons Lorrains or Lorraine ‘thistles’, or the duchesses de Lorraine ...
The central market in Place Charles III with more than 60 stall-holders and food-sellers, is a gourmet delight while shopaholics need look no further than the area between the station and the historical centre, where fashionable clothes shops line Rues Saint-Jean, Gambetta and Saint Dizier alongside the Printemps department store (with its Relooking VIP personal shopper service) and the Saint-Sébastien centre with more than 100 shops.
The Association Les Vitrines de Nancy, an association set up to support shopkeepers and promote the city’s wide variety of shops, has a space at the Office du Commerce near the station on Place Maginot. It provides information on the shops and services available plus it offers vouchers and postcards specific to the Vitrines shopping association and may tempt you with free balloons, sweets and other knick-knacks.
Find out more about Nancy’s shops at www.vitrinesdenancy.com/
The Association of Shopkeepers and Small-Business Owners of the Old Town of Nancy http://www.nancyvillevieille.fr
The Association of Place des Vosges Shopkeepers http://www.commercantsdenancy.com
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The city centre offers a number of well-known flagship stores (Gap, H&M, Zara, Fnac, Darty etc) enhancing its reputation as the city’s main commercial area in terms of turnover. According to a recent survey, the turnover of the major businesses within a central area between Place Maginot and the bottom end of Rue Saint-Jean / Saint-Georges and Rue Cyfflé to Rue Stanislas, amounted to a total of 430 million euros, namely 29% of the market for the whole city and almost double the next peripheral commercial area.