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Paris Summer Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  This year’s summer shopping sale season begins on June 25, and ends on July 29.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly during normal hours, except have extended days open […]
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Roland Garros 2014 — Top Places to Visit

The French Open begins its 123d year at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday, May 25, with the Men’s Championship Match held on June 8.  What is not so well known is that nearby is the haute Village d’Auteuil, in the 16th arrondissement, which offers an array of great restaurants, bistros, brasseries and fashion shops for those in […]
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Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Many of us come to Paris for the shopping but, if designer stores on the Champs Elysées aren’t your style, there are other options. Determined to have a real Parisian shopping experience, I decided to look into something a little more off the beaten path. When I heard about the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, […]
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Lingerie Boutiques In Paris — Popular As The Baguette

There are a few things you will quickly notice about Paris:  a boulangerie on just about every block, a pharmacy on every other block, and upscale lingerie boutiques displaying their seductive wares as commonly as a baguette.  Unlike Victoria’s Secret, which appeals as strongly to men clientele as women, the lingerie boutiques are decidedly for women.  […]
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Summer Shopping In Paris

Summer shopping in Paris remains a great opportunity to find a few bargain leftovers from the summer inventory, as well as to buy new fall fashions. Some great venues for shopping include Rue de Passy (Passy Plaza) in the 16th Arrondissement, Rue Saint Dominique in the 7th Arrondissement, Rue du Bac in the 7th Arrondissement, Rue […]
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Pocket of Paris — Rue des Francs-Bourgois

In Le Marais, just a short walk from BHV and Hotel de Ville, is Rue des Francs-Bourgois, a chic shopping street that intersects with Rue Vielle de Temple and Rue des Archives, which is Jewish and Gay central of Paris.  Top end designer stores are in this area, including Rapetto,  Antoine & Lili, Manoush, Zadig & […]
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