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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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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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Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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Shopping in Le Marais – Vintage Fashion

We’ve hit those winter weeks when the ceaseless cold has us both frustrated and bored by repeating the same “closet staple” warm sweater. How to spruce up the wardrobe to survive through March? Head to the Marais for fabulous vintage fur. Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection for this season suggested we dress as Share on Facebook
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Five Reasons to Love (and Hate) Paris

1. The Fashion. Of course, Paris is known to be the fashion capital of the world, and it doesn’t disappoint. Everywhere you look there’s a willowy, model-like silhouette of a woman dressed like she’s popped off the catwalk for an espresso and Marlboro light. You won’t ever see a jogger in a rumpled Nike hoodie […]
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Corpus Christi (Jewelry Shop)

Corpus Christi, body of Christ…..Type it into Google, and you will come up with an Oxford College, a Catholic feast day, a latin prayer, and a song by Jeff Buckley. It is also, however, the name of an unusual jewelry shop just off rue des Abbesses in the 18ème arrondissement.  Sandwiched between two unassuming shops […]
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