Perhaps more than any other ski resort, Courchevel offers you the opportunity to ‘shop till you drop’. Haute couture fashion names such as Sonia Rykel, Christian Dior and Channel sit alongside the more expected sports brands like Gant USA, Lacoste, Blanc Bleu and Hugo Boss. Clothing, perfumeries, lingerie, fine foods, art galleries and souvenirs. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in this haven for shopaholics. The two main shopping galleries are the Forum and the Espace Diamant, both located in the centre of Courchevel, however if you’re in the mood, shop around, the whole resort offers some fabulous opportunities to spend, spend, spend.
In the resort of Moriond itself, there are many shops which sell a wide range of goods, and the prices are generally cheaper than in Courchevel. Close to the Carrefour minimarket is a delicatessen, which sells some delicious meals—many of our friends buy their dishes here, and heat them up when they get back to the apartment. Next to Superdry, you'll find a lovely 'concept' store called l'Ecorce which has a great cafe/restaurant at the back of the shop, as well as a terraced seating area in front of the shop. You can buy breakfast and lunch here, and their prices are very reasonable.
Further afield, the town of Albertville is a 45 minute drive away. There, you will find a large retail shopping park, including a Géant hypermarket, a Decathlon store, the inevitable McDonalds, and numerous other shops. If you drive into the main town itself, you will find some charming shops, and a tempting array of pâtisseries, selling some mouth watering cakes and pastries. If you are looking for somewhere to eat, there is a wide choice of restaurants, all reasonably priced—just aim for the market square.
If you are driving and haven’t visited Courchevel before, and don’t wish to start your holiday shopping for food, we suggest bringing a few things with you, for example tinned food, pasta, tea bags, enough to get by until you've found the shops.