Where to go shopping in Toulouse?

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Toulouse is a dynamic, innovative and trendy city. The city is well equipped and organized for shopping. Its shopping streets are home to shops of all sizes, from large retailers to small boutiques. If you prefer to be warm inside, there are also several shopping centers in the agglomeration. Whatever your search, you will find something to satisfy all your desires in Toulouse: ready-to-wear and accessories stores, design and decoration, second-hand and vintage stores, concept stores... We have concocted a selection of good addresses for you... went on a shopping spree!


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Small shops and department stores in the shopping streets of the city center and surroundings

The city of Toulouse has gone to great lengths to offer its inhabitants and visitors a quality of life worthy of this great southern metropolis. A large part of its city center has been transformed into a pedestrian zone for the comfort of its users. Clean public transport is promoted and serves the city well. Everything is done so that you can have a pleasant time shopping, in complete peace of mind. Small independent shops and big brands have found their place there, from the trendiest to the most authentic... Here is an overview of the commercial areas of the city center:

  • The district around Place du Capitole: A temple of young, trendy and multicultural ready-to-wear. The university in its heart makes it a student district, with a great social mix. This young and dynamic clientele attracts fashion boutiques, but also cultural ones. Bookstores and games stores abound there.
  • The Saint Georges district: Friendly and warm! In rue Puis Clos and rue de la Pomme, you will mainly see independent shops of all kinds. From local food stores to jewelry, there is everything you need and want!
  • Rue Alsace Lorraine: high-end shopping! It is the essential address for all the major international brands. You will also find designer boutiques here.
  • The Esquirol district: It is quite traditional. On the rue de Metz, there are mainly local shops, which give a very authentic character to this district.
  • The district around rue Croix-Baragnon: A golden triangle of luxury! Formed by the streets of Arts, Croix-Baragnon, and Boulbonne, extended by the rue Saint-Antoine du T, this residential district offers a magnificent setting for chic and intimate boutiques, among others, Louis Vuitton, Mac DouglasZara Homme s is also installed nearby.
  • The Carmes district: To find specialties and gourmet products. The Carmes market has been an institution for 125 years. Whether at the market or in the small streets of the district, you will find many producers and artisans, especially in the food industry.

Take a shopping break, with friends and girlfriends, relax by doing an unusual activity that will help you release stress, anxiety and let off steam! Try ax throwing!! Yes yes, like the Vikings. An unusual activity to do with friends in Toulouse, for guaranteed moments of laughter and relaxation.


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Enjoy the pedestrian streets of the Saint-Georges district

“Made in Toulouse” products: local crafts and regional specialties

The Toulouse region has managed to preserve its traditional know-how and local craftsmanship. Many shops of creators, craftsmen and producers are at your disposal. You can discover these ancient trades, appreciate the works of artists and taste local products and regional specialties.

  • La Maison de la Violette: This shop on a barge is very original and highlights the traditional cultivation of violets in the Toulouse region. Meet on the Canal du Midi, at Boulevard Bonrepos.
  • The treasures of violets: Rue de la Pomme, you will find delicacies, care boxes, scents, decoration and small gifts... in a cocooning atmosphere that makes you want to take care of yourself!
  • Violets and Pastels: In addition to the traditional sweetness of violets, this very cozy place, near the Place du Capitole, offers you another emblematic Lauragais product, pastel blue. This dye was probably imported by the Moors in the 12th century and contributed to the economic development of Ariège.
  • Papillotes and berlingots: In the Esquirol district, this confectionery will make you taste the flavors of yesteryear: caramels, berlingots, nougats, liquorice and calissons... A regressive and gourmet journey through time awaits you.
  • This & that: It is a delicatessen of local and organic products , with a “Zero waste” approach which sells products in bulk or on deposit. Another of our favorites to discover.
  • Pompon sur la Garonne: In this trendy and audacious shop, you can stand out thanks to personalized clothing and objects with typical Toulouse expressions. It is located rue du Puis Clos.
  • From Toulouse With Love: In the Saint Georges shopping center, here is another clothing and accessories store, with Toulouse accents, but in a different style…
  • The Stade Toulousain: The official store of the Toulouse stadium is a paradise for rugby fans, but also for visitors looking for an original souvenir.
  • Marcel and Jean: Aprons, made in France, authentic and natural, which remind us of the values of our region and our countryside. The store is located on rue Paul Merlin, in the Cartoucherie eco-district.
  • Les Affranchies: This brand represents much more than an original ready-to-wear design. It is a real commitment to the recognition of the role of women in history and in our society.
  • Pierrette and Yvonne: Ethical and modern fashion, from recycled materials and made in France.
  • Fabrica de Bigote: A story of friendship, ethics, charity. That sums up this brand of clothing, with a casual style, with a "travel" theme.
  • Jermaine: A specialist in high-quality, locally made, eco-responsible and organic socks, to take care of your little toes!
  • TSLE: You will find gift ideas there, on the theme of Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrénées region.


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Hide from the cold and rain by strolling through the shops in the city center © JackF / Adobe Stock


Toulouse gastronomy is famous. Producer shops or delicatessens are there to help you discover and taste it. Here are some good gastronomic addresses:

  • Gourmet cheese shops: Xavier Fromager Affineur / Betty / La Crèmerie des Biquettes / Chez Mathilde
  • Well-stocked wine cellars: Le Décanteur / The 3 cellars on the left bank / Chez Busquets
  • Delicatessens to get away from it all: La Tienda Spanish delicatessen / Le Paradis Gourmet / Casa d'Italia
  • Pastries to treat yourself: Sandyan Pâtisseries / Comté pastry shop / Maison Pillon / Lorentz Pâtissier caterer
  • Roasters to wake up on the right foot: Café J Bacquié / Brulerie des Saveurs / Neroli Coffee Society
  • From the Bean to the Palace: artisanal chocolate, in all its forms, and gourmet and often local associations.
  • Cacao Fages: A chocolate maker, confectioner and chocolate sculptor in the Saint Cyprien district.
  • The cheese and fish shop of happiness: A local business, renowned for its quality products, in the Saint Cyprien district.
  • The food markets of Toulouse: The city has two food and covered markets The Carmes market, place des Carmes, and the Victor Hugo market, place Victor Hugo in the Saint Georges district.


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The unmissable Place du Capitole in Toulouse

The concept-stores of Toulouse: atmosphere, trend and movement…

The concept store is a new way of conceiving shopping. You don't just walk into a store to make a specific purchase. You enter a universe, designed for you, with its atmosphere, its design and a very wide but themed range. You will not buy a standardized product there, but an object which represents you and corresponds to your image. Very close to its customers, the concept store is constantly evolving to adapt to all your desires of the moment. Here is a non-exhaustive list of concept stores in Toulouse:

  • At Zel's
  • Retropolis
  • Vegetable capsule
  • The Interpreter
  • SlowConcept
  • CarpediemDeco
  • The Atypical
  • The Mistinguette in overalls
  • Mary
  • Zinc & Canvas
  • Marquette
  • Creative Pink
  • Eysart workshop

Vintage, second-hand and second-hand shops

For a change, why not try another way of consuming. Our blogger takes you on her second-hand and second-hand shopping spree (fr) to surf the vintage trend.

It's Sunday, sweet! It's flea market day. A good opportunity to start the day quietly. It stands on the Jules Guesde and Paul Feuga alleys from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And if you are a fan of beautiful objects and like to hunt around, don't miss the flea market in the François-Verdier alleys which takes place the first weekend of each month, from Friday to Sunday.


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Shopping


Shopping centers and outlets

It's cold, it's raining, you don't want to walk and roam the city in all directions to find everything you need. Shopping centers have many stores, indoors or with open but protected galleries. This is the perfect place to find bargains. Here are the shopping centers available to you in Toulouse:

  • Galeries Lafayette, rue Lapeyrouse, next to Place du Capitole.
  • Espace Saint-Georges
  • Espace Gramont, on the outskirts of the city, near Montredon.
  • Purpan Shopping Center, north of Toulouse.
  • Reflets Compans shopping center, in the Compans-Caffarelli district and its Japanese park.
  • Center Commercial Les Maourines, on the northern outskirts of the city, in the Croix-Daurade district.

And to get even lower prices, there are the outlets . These factory outlets allow you to buy new products, from major brands, but from previous collections, for an unbeatable price/quality ratio. Outlets in or around Toulouse: TiendasOutlet, Nailloux Outlet Village (fr), etc.

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Shopping at the Nailloux outlet

Shopping needs to be prepared... online!

Toulouse Boutique is a marketplace that brings together the online stores of many stores in Toulouse. You can consult the products available in store, find information to choose easily from your living room, pay and book online securely, pick up your items in store or have them delivered directly to your home or workplace... Everything is designed to make your life easier and save time…


You are now ready to rob the shops of Toulouse. We just have to wish you a good shopping session to take care of yourself and make you happy!


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