Winter sales in Paris!

Every year we are looking forward to the arrival of those days where we can get cheaper prices for the items we most love, specially when it comes to fashion: the SALES.

We have two period of sales, in summer and in winter. Now christmas time is gone, we can spend that money we saved or got from family and friends for christmas and spend it in the winter sales, beginning on the 7th of January, so TODAY! and they will end on the 17th of February.

Paris is famous for fashion and shopping, and therefore for the sales so people living in Paris, you are in the right place! and you should take profit.

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However, you should hurry up if your want to get the best deals, since people get up really early to start queuing in their favorite shops.

We can not tell you where you can find the best bargains because we don’t know yet, and I guess you already know your favorite shops so you can get better prices in those shops during this time. but it is try that, if you love luxury brands, you may go to La Vallée Village Outlet, where you can find even bigger discounts since normally they already have discounts. it is just a short drive outside Paris, but you can find here how to get there by RER.

la vallée village

Apart from your favorite shops, the good places to find discounts in all your selected brands are the big malls, and here in Paris we have the best. You can go to Printemps or Galleries Lafayette to optimize your shopping. Both of them are in the 9th arrondissement, next to Opéra Garnier. Then you can also find good deals in Le bon Marché as well.

Apart from your favorite shops, the good places to find discounts in all your selected brands are the big malls, and here in Paris we have the best. You can go to Printemps or Galleries Lafayette to optimize your shopping. Both of them are in the 9th arrondissement, next to Opéra Garnier. Then you can also find good deals in Le bon Marché as well.

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It may be a waste of time of finding other bargains to try on all the garments, so know your size in advance in very type of scale (european size in Paris) and if something doesn’t fit you well you can return it after all (all the shops give that option but don’t forget to double-check the shop policy!).

If you go to smaller shops you may avoid crowds and get a better service.

Of course you should have a good breakfast to give you strength for the day of shopping, and it is a good idea if you dress comfortably for sales shopping because you will need to walk so comfy shoes are a must and you better choose clothes which are easy to get on and off in the fitting rooms.

If you are a foreigner, don’t forget to claim your Value Added Tax (TAX)! You will able to get it from the moment you spend more than 175 euro in one shop and in one day, and you can get the 12% off the price.

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There is a good book you can get which helps you called “The shopping Book” and you can grab it for free at the Bureau’s tourist information points. It is a promotional guide made by the French Office of Tourism and contains hundreds of addresses, shops, itineraries for organizing your shopping and for every style!

shopping book paris

Conclusion: Take your time, plan your shopping days, and if you don’t know what you want to buy yet and need some inspiration, you only need to look around and see what the stylish french people wear those days!