Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Paris Soldes!

 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!


jeanette, mistress of longears said...

This is the single most important lesson you have ever bestowed upon us. Huge merci! Just think: I could have swept past hundred of SOLDES signs in total ignorance!

parisbreakfasts said...

For a moment I thought you were in PARIS right now!

Foodwalker said...

I'm always too late or too early for the French sales.
c'est la vie

Merisi in Vienna said...

So, starting tomorrow, all is back to beauté, luxe, calme et volupté? ;-)

French Heart said...

I'd never venture into that....so am wondering...what's your experience with Amazon in France, Carol? As reliable as in the US? I find here that certain things that are twice as much in stores I can get 1/2 price on Amazon--including shipping.

somepinkflowers said...

{{ i have this reoccurring dream
where i am meeting you
in Paris
to go shopping
and i am all so HapPy to B doing this

we stop
for a sweet snack
----> macarons !!!

and i spend all my euros
pastel colored

{{ wellll
thinking about this now
might not B
such a bad thing
to do... }}

parisbreakfast said...

Amazon.fr offers FREE shipping and no price breaks like US AMZN
You have to decide if the shipping costs are worth it to ship to France.
Some items like cameras etc can't be sold outside the country -it's in the fine print.

parisbreakfast said...

Oh well in that case- go for it!

parisbreakfast said...

I suppose the FALL clothes enter the stores soon to daunt us :(
I am NOT ready!

Nikon said...

The photos really jump out at you today, like the opening shot with the white pants and orange jacket.
I love the Galeries Lafayette poster!
Great shots!

parisbreakfast said...

Maybe it's the guy getting his clothes ripped off that hit home with you??

parisbreakfast said...

Well on 2nd thought if you're selling something you would want it to POP wouldn't you.

French Heart said...

Thanks for the info. You're a sweetie! ;)

Carla Coulson said...

Ahh soldes hold me back although novelty has worn off after time....crowd control!!
Carla x

Anonymous said...

I love your photos of the Soldes Signs. Do adore French marketing campaigns, especially the Grands Magazins!

Have just dropped by to let you know that I’ve nominated Paris Breakfasts for two blog awards on thatlou.com. Whenever time allows take a look (I was nominated in April, so no rush!).

Amy said...

And what goodies and delights did you get at the soldes this time?

a said...

photos are amazing and i really want to come Paris at the time of "soldes" :)
please visit my blog, love

Parisbreakfasts said...

finally someone asks the key question!
a Sonia striped scarf -50%
And another red Loft bag -50%
The old one was getting a bit tatty, ahem

Leslie said...

here in the South of France, they had a sale at my favorite nursery in my village. 30 and 50% off all sorts of lovely flowers!!! so even the French countryside partakes in SALE fever. Now my garden will bloom thru November.

tina said...

I love the "SOLDES" in Paris.

New photo of you? Fanatstic. Love the glasses. Tres francaise, tres chic!!! xx

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks Tina for noticing.
Same old glasses - new face!
I'll write about Carla Coulson's photo shoot of moi in Paris soon
you could do it too - Great fun