Thiaffait Designer Village Passage
Lyon's best young designers peddle their wares.
The best alternative fashion
Elegant and posh though much shopping in Lyon is, there's another side of it, as well. A perfect place to start is Le Village des Créateurs, a community of talented young people set up in the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood in 2001 with the encouragement of the city hall to develop businesses in fashion, design, and décor. It's been a hit, and has become as popular with visitors to the city as with locals for quirkier, more fashion-forward items you won't find elsewhere. Vintage clothing and indie boutiques are also firmly a part of this scene, and there are even shops for kids. You'll like the prices, too!