The newest shopping and entertainment area in Strasbourg is Rivétoile. Here you’ll find a good assortment of stores, including Leclerc Hypermart, a variety of restaurants, including McDonald’s, and all the services you associate with super malls in the US/UK/Europe.
Galeries Lafayette at 34 rue du 22 Novembre is smaller than the one in Paris, but you’ll find almost everything you want there, including a food court. Place des Halles is a mall with more than 100 shops, several restaurants and bars, and an assortment of services. It’s north of old town at 24 Place des Halles, within walking distance of Grande Ile. You’ll also find independent shops selling chic fashion, leather goods, jewellery, and gourmet treats along rue des Orfèvres and rue de la Mésange.
In the Petite France neighborhood, stop at the little souvenir shops to buy local pottery and art.
The Tourist Office provides a brochure on the city’s local markets. Most are held Tuesday to Saturday mornings. In December, you won’t be able to miss the seasonal Christkindelsmärik (Christmas Market) around the Cathédrale and on nearby streets: rue des Hallebardes, place Broglie, rue de la Comédie.