The best boutiques, off the beaten-track
◆ Sceno 10
Tucked away in an elegant 18th century arcade displaying gorgeous stucco mouldings, this womenswear beacon lures passers-by. Owner Catherine Colombes lives up to her philosophy of ‘accessible luxury’. Her clothes, shoes, scarves and jewellery are eminently wearable. They do a winning line in jeans and slacks - key brands include Scotch & Soda, Reiko, Replay and Cimarron.
10, passage Sarget, 33000 Bordeaux
◆ Pia Pia and Monsieur Pia Pia
Rue Notre Dame is the old antiques quarter of Bordeaux, many say the city’s most enchanting street. As you saunter past the organic grocer’s and bustling restaurant terraces you won't be able to resist popping in to this elegant boutique, and when you do, you’ll be richly rewarded. Pia Pia champions casual and playful femininity, stocking a gamut of well-loved brands such as French favourites Soeur and Pomandère.
71 and 72, rue Notre-dame, 33000 Bordeaux