When: From Wednesday, January 11th to Tuesday, February 14th 2012
Even if you are not particularly into shopping, winter sales in Paris 2012 are so a temptation in this period of the year that even the most provident person will have serious problems not to take advantage of them.
Many tourists schedule their travel only to profit by Paris winter sales, and have finally the chance to buy in the most famous malls in the world at decent prices.
Are you willing to do anything for a pair of shoes? Follow our suggestions to find out how to survive to the crazy shopping in one piece and bring at home great clothes. We provide you helpful tips on how to deal with sales maintaining a ladylike behaviour. Remember that if you’re thinking when to plan your January trip, discounts are almost always at their best during the end of the six-week period.
In Paris, sales are run in two special occasions during the year, one in summer and one in winter both regulated by state laws. Generally, sales last for one month concurring with the end of June and following the Christmas festivities in January. Winter 2012 sales in Paris begin Wednesday, January 11th and end Tuesday, February 14th. During this time the best boutiques, malls, outlets, department stores prepare the items for the next season clearing out all they have and gradually reducing prices. So keep your eyes open and walking through the amazing streets in Paris look out for promising deals.
Take advantage of our suggestions to get the best from your shopping in Paris. Try to avoid, if you can, weekends, since they are usually the most busiest days, choose instead the week days preferably during lunch hours or just after opening. If you have the chance, try to get in Paris just before the sales and begin to “study” the items you are interested in. Find the shops you like and try the clothes early, so you will be ready for the next days when all the fitting rooms will be always occupied. Be sure to wear something comfortable, easy to get off in the fitting room, avoid hills and dress light because, in winter, shopping malls are always too heated. Check out attentively the return policy, many shops in Europe have rigid rules concerning exchange especially during the sales. Don’t rush during sales but try to not indulge too much comparing prices in different shops or you will risk losing the deal.
Don’t miss these stores
Abercrombie & Fitch
23 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8th.
Where to find amazing jeans, shorts, skirts, accessories and new fragrances. Look at the new arrival, red and black are protagonists.
163 bd Saint-Germain, Paris 6th.
Discover the new shoes, bags and accessories.
173 bd Saint-Germain, Paris 6th.
Feel at home in luxury and comfort of men’s and women’s clothing, don’t miss the latest cashmere sweaters, shirts, jackets, home fashions and gifts.
65 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8th.
Polo shirts, dresses, sweaters, jeans, and women’s accessories, be sure to visit the store checking out the new arrival.
52 rue de Richelieu, Paris 1st.
This year collection is inspired by the West American style and dedicated to the movie “Brokeback Mountain”.
Where to eat:
Les Cocottes – rue saint Dominique, 7ème – Invalides – Tour Eiffel
An original restaurant. You can dine at the bar enjoying delicious food, well cooked and sold at very fair price.
Le Bamboche – Rue de Babylone, 7ème – Invalides – Tour Eiffel
Suggested if you like creative French cuisine at interesting prices.
Chez Françoise – Aérogare des Invalides, 7ème – Invalides – Tour Eiffel
Well frequented during the lunch time by people living in that area, a very nice brasserie.
Where to stay:
Modern Montmartre – from €54,24 per night
Located near Montmartre, this 2 star hotel offers an ideal location to see the best attractions in Paris.
Hotel Nord et Champagne – from €65,00 per night
Ideally located between Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, this 2 star hotel will provides an easy access to best shops in the city.
Pavillon Opera Lafayette – from €65.40 per night
This 2 star hotel is located near Galeries Lafayette, Montmartre and the Opera Garnier and offers all the facilities and a warm atmosphere.
Hotel du Plat D’Etain – from €69.00 per night
This charming 3 star hotel is located a few minute walk form Pompidou Centre. It provides fully equipped rooms and an efficient service.