The next five weeks in France is the equivalent to Black Friday in the states. Today marks the beginning of the soldes (sales in English). Everyone is out spending money and waiting in queues. This sale happens only twice a year (now and in January/February), so you better get out and shop!
Warning #1: Although the price may be right, don’t forget to really look at the quality. I took clothing each year in high school, so I know cheap fabric and sewing when I see it. For some reason, thin material is in. Ask yourself if the quality is what you want, or if you are willing to pay a small fee for a short-term outfit.
Warning #2: Lines are insane. If you don’t like crowds, you may want to opt out of this. I found two belts I really liked, but after seeing the lines, I realized it was not worth it. I’ll return during off hours to avoid the crowd.