Invented in the 19th century
by a merchant who wanted to sell his unsold stock, sales are always eagerly awaited by the French. Framed by law since the beginning of the 20th century, these are held for several weeks every winter and summer and are the opportunity to enjoy generous discounts in most shops.
Among the most famous shopping temples are the department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, which have extended opening hours on Sundays during the sales.
The Galeries Lafayette
are the most famous signs and attract many Parisians in their imposing 19th-century buildings.
A large city like Paris has the advantage of
offering boutiques to suit all budgets
, from thrift shops to international brands. During the sales, the less well-off will appreciate going to shops like the now-famous Kilo Shop, on the rue de la
Verrerie and Boulevard Saint-Germain
, where you can pay for second-hand purchases by weight to reduce clothes waste.
For a few years now, a new trend has emerged in the shopping centres, especially during the sales -
. This practice involves using the services of a fashion professional or an image advisor to assist the client in the renewal of his or her wardrobe. They are used to take advantage of sales without giving in to impulse purchases and determining the needs of the buyer in advance.