In central Noumea you’ll find shops selling French designer labels as well as prêt-à-porter outlets along Rue de Sébastopol, Rue de l’Alma and Rue Jean Jaurès.

Out of the centre, Galerie Commerciale Port Plaisance is a pleasant mall on the way to the beaches, Mirage Plaza is at Baie des Citrons, and at Anse Vata La Promenade, in front of the Hilton, and Galerie du Palm Beach have loads of boutiques and cafes.