When you see a white shopping bag in Paris with just the word 'soldes' on it you may be leaping for joy
Or running for cover.
Just TWO times a year for the big sales in Paris, though shops have found work-arounds for lesser sales throughout the year.
Today is the LAST DAY of the summer Soldes so you better hurry up!
I was fascinated by the variety of signage - a wonderfully witty kiddie's shop - Petit Pan, worth stopping in whether a sale is on or not.
Mona Lisait is a small chain whose books are already remaindered - art, cookbooks and books of general interest so a sale here would be a must.
Galeries Lafayette can be depended upon for exciting soldes adverts thanks to Jean- Paul Goude.
Another J-P Goude masterpiece - are these women fighting over the man or the shirt on sale? Qui sait? Le mec/guy doesn't mind a bit.
I didn't see anyone actually fighting over merchandise but the department stores were mayhem as soon as the clock struck 10 AM
You had to go a tad earlier to get any peace or space.
By the time I left prices were falling even further - final reductions were on the menu.
Sadly the only patisserie (and all-round foodie shop) to have sales was Fauchon. Go figure?
cartoon by Chimulus
Seen on blog rue89.
Bonne Faire les Course PBers!