Troyes = Shopping!

The “factory shops” were born in TROYES in the 1960s, to sell off local manufacturers’ ends of lines. At first only open to factory staff, little by little they were opened to the general public.

Let’s remind ourselves of some of Troyes great brands: 

  • LACOSTE
  • DD
  • BABYGRO
  • ABSORBA
  •  PETIT BATEAU
  • GIL
  • MARINER,
  • VITOS…

Today, the fame of the “Factory Shops” and the know-how of our Department’s manufacturers is second to none. Thousands of visitors from all regions flock to our city to snap up the bargains available: reductions offered vary from 30 to 70% and the number of visitors to these shops is estimated as being close to three million each year.

Troyes, international textile and clothing center

The greatest international brands are now represented. They make TROYES a major centre for Textiles and Clothing, and the true Capital for “factory shops” for personal outfitting. You can thus dress in “chic”, “fashion” or “sport” styles according to your needs, with footwear, lingerie and ready to wear available, as well as household linen, etc… in over one hundred shops.

From the hosiery industry to brand outlet centres

From the hosiery industry to brand outlet centres

At its height, the textile industry employed up to 25,000 people in Troyes Troyes dominated the knitwear production industry in France for more than a century, manufacturing items such as stockings, socks and undergarments. While...

The battle of the brands

The battle of the brands

The battle of the brands The hosiery industry in Troyes and the Aube has given rise to a vast array of famous brands and legendary items of clothing, including the Dim stocking, Petit Bateau knickers,...

Troyes, the queen of shopping

Troyes, the queen of shopping

Troyes, the queen of shopping Troyes plays host to almost every brand you can think of, from Hugo Boss, Naf Naf, Oxbow, Armor Lux, Burberry and Calvin Klein, to Timberland, Chevignon, Zadig & Voltaire and...

Chimneys against the Troyen sky

Chimneys against the Troyen sky

Chimneys against the Troyen sky First-time visitors to Troyes are surprised by the city’s skyline punctuated by church belltowers and factory chimneys. Eagle-eyed observers will note that some of these vast chimneys appear to arise out...