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Sales Season

It’s Sales Season

After quiet Christmas time and splendid New Year’s celebration, Paris (and the rest of France) has little time to rest before another event starts. It’s the Soldes again! – meaning Sales, and a big one. It says a lot about France that sales period is strictly regulated by law each year. For winter 2016/2017, the fun will start on January 11th, and it will last until February 21st 2017! And trust us, everybody becomes a little bit shopaholic those days…

This is a time that many look forward to, with the prospect of amazing deals, often from shops usually out of their budgets to get an all new set of clothes. There are also those that dread it, because of the crowds and best items quickly disappearing from the shelves. Regardless of your shopping attitude, there is usually something for everyone, so do not lose this occasion, if you happen to be in the City of Lights!

To fully enjoy this special time in the world’s Capital of Fashion, there are many different strategies. Some make research and lists in advance. Some only buy classic pieces. Some only buy online. What you need to know is that the first days are the most hectic, so if you have this one thing from the Autumn/Winter collection that you absolutely need to have, you may want to be quick. Each week the prices go even more down, but the number of products on sale are also diminishing. Adapt your strategy to your needs and get this bag you always dreamt about!

The sales are not limited to clothes only: many furniture, gadgets and beauty shops will also have special offers to its clients, so this is a great time to rethink your interior design! With so many places, where should I go, you may ask? Here are some of our suggestions:

 

Saint-Germain des Prés area

This famous Parisian quarter is not only home to many beautiful buildings, art galleries and historical cafés and restaurants, but also one of the most interesting places to shop! Most designers have their boutiques here, as well as most of popular chains. You can also find small vintage and multi-brand shops, with unique pieces that only you will have! Take a walk on boulevard Saint-Germain, and do not forget to check the side streets, where most of the goods are hiding. Especially worth visiting: rue de Rennes, Place Saint-Germain des Près, Place Saint-Sulpice, rue de Sèvres and Le Bon Marché department store.

Where: Boulevard Saint-Germain, rue De Sèvres, Rue de Rennes, Place Saint Sulpice 75006 PARIS

When: from January 11th 2017 to February 21st 2017, approximate opening hours of most of the boutiques are from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm

How: by metro Saint Germain des Près line 4, Rennes line 12, Sèvres Babylone line 10.

 

Our apartments located nearby:

Studio Dragon:

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One bedroom Cherche Midi:

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Lafayette and Printemps Galleries

Those two department stores are among the eldest shopping galleries in the world – and when we say galleries, they really deserve this name! The history behind them, and a unique interior design makes the time you spent shopping a unique experience. Galerie Lafayette is an art nouveau monument, with beautiful glass and steel dome, and Printemps, founded in 1865, is an art piece with glass domed hall and beautiful staircase. Both stores offer great deals during Sales, and you can easily spend a whole day here, with one floor dedicated to Prêt-à-Porter, another to famous designers, male fashion, baby clothes, beauty department… And the rooftop of Printemps gallery offers a beautiful view of Paris!

Where: 40 & 64 boulevard Haussman 75009 PARIS

When: Opening hours of Lafayette Galleries: Mon-sat: 09.30 – 20.30 / sun: 11.00- 19.00

Opening hours of Printemps: Mon-sat: 09.35-20.00/ sun: 11.00-19.00

How: By RER A Auber station

 

Rue Saint-Honoré & Forum des Halles

This well-known street crosses the 1st and 8th arrondissement. Almost two kilometers long, it offers many designer boutiques and small shops. Starting close to Les Halles, a big shopping gallery located over the biggest metro station of Paris, it becomes more and more luxurious as it passes close to the Louvre museum, next to Palais Royal and reaches Madelaine area (close to Place Vendôme, with all the best jewelry shops and legendary Ritz Hotel). A must, on your shopping map of Paris!

Where: Rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris

Forum des Halles : 101 rue Berger 75001 Paris

When: approximate opening hours of most of the boutiques from Monday to Saturday are from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm

Forum des Halles: 10.00-20.00 from Monday to Saturday

How: By Metro Louvre Rivoli line 1 or RER A Chatelet les Halles

 

Our apartments located nearby:

One bedroom Saint Honoré:

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Studio Saint Honoré Louvre:

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Champs-Elysées

No shopping list of Paris would be complete without the most famous avenue in the world! You can start your visit at place de la Concorde and take a walk in a garden, but if you really are all about shopping, start from Franklin D. Roosevelt metro station, and enjoy all of the beautiful shops, passages and surely a view of Arc de Triomphe and La defense! Do not forget to visit the ‘Gold Triangle’ located between Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne and George V, full of the most luxurious boutiques in the world!

Where: Avenue des champs Elysées 75016 PARIS

When: from January 11th 2017 to February 21st 2017, approximate opening hours of most of the boutiques are from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm

How: By Metro Champs Elysées Clemenceau line 1 or RER A Charles de Gaulle Etoile

Bonnes Soldes !! Happy Sales !!

 

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