Brest offers some wonderful shopping - everything from designer fashions fresh from the streets of Paris to leather ware such as belts and handbags, along with silk scarves, jewellery and perfumes. The wine or fine food enthusiast will be spoilt for choice. Lots of wine shops and delis are worth exploring, as are the markets held most days in squares and marketplaces around Brest's districts. Of course, Brest has its share of larger department stores and supermarkets, such as Auchan and Carrefour. Most of the shops in the city centre itself are around the areas of Saint-Luc and the Place de la Liberté, but it is well worth venturing to the suburbs too, as most of the districts have a variety of specialist shops and street markets. The markets not only have fresh pates and cheeses, vegetables, fruits and meats but also crafts, antiques and artefacts. They are a source of entertainment too - the locals use the market to catch up with friends and gossip!