Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Paris Sales.. They're Baaack!!!

Paris in January and February is cold, dreary and recovering from all the excitement and splurging from Christmas and New Year celebrations. Starting tomorrow, January 9  the Paris winter “Soldes” will begin and last till February 12.   Sales in France are state-regulated and run twice yearly-- in winter (January) and in summer (July).  Department stores,  boutiques and designer outlets run sales that can reach gradually up to 80% reduction over the course of the month-long period.  Sales cover a wide range of products from clothing, shoes, accessories , jewelry, perfumes, beauty products, appliances, electronics, housewares, furniture and much more. 

Bon Marche
Favorite shopping destinations in Paris include the Grand department stores – Galleries Lafayette and Printemps on the right bank and Bon Marche on the left – At these emporiums you can find luxury goods, latest prêt a porter, gifts, housewares and gourmet items. Other bustling  shopping spots include along rue de Rivoli and at the "not to be missed" BHV store,  unmatched in its offering of quality and diverse  household items; along the  Champs Elysees, the ultra-chic rue du Faubourg St. Honore (luxury brands), in the Marais district and les Halles (for trendy wear); the fashionable St. Germain des Pres (along boulevard St. Germain des Pres, rue de Seine, rue de Rennes and side streets like rue du Cherche Midi, rue Bonaparte, rue Jacob among others) ; under the romantic arcades of the Palais Royal and in the lovely 19th century covered passageways for antiques, jewelry,  unique fashion and gifts.  

Covered passageway
For a shopping trip outside of  of Paris, take the 35 minutes train ride to   La Vallee Village outlet shopping mall  situated in Marne La Vallee. There you will find an array of majour luxury brands- French, Italian, UK and others.

tags: Paris shopping, Paris sales 

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