Shopping in Chamonix
Whether you're after the latest Chanel handbag or the latest Grivel crampons, there's a shop in Chamonix which will have it. The big brands of the mountain sports industry are well represented with shops including Millet, POC, Columbia, Lafuma, North Face, Patagonia and Peak Performance all gracing the cobbled high street. So whether you're heading out into the snow or onto the mountain bike trails you'll be perfectly equipped.
But more eclectic, fashionable and artisan outlets are also present with stores ranging from Benetton and Billabong through to retro second hand shops and handmade jewellery. In other words if you find yourself a victim of Chamonix's Alpine weather system and unable to get up the mountain, your credit card may take something of a beating.