Let the Sales Begin!

Soldes-1The 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.

Male-Shopper
Looks like he found some goodies.
Even the dog is searching for bargains.
Even the dog is searching for bargains.
I can't resist a sale.  I bought the jacket, but Couldn't convince myself of the quality of the dress.  P.S. I wouldn't wear jeans with it (the lines were just crazy, so I tried to hurry).
I can’t resist a sale. I bought the jacket, but couldn’t convince myself the quality of the dress was worth it even though it would look really cute with a belt. P.S. I wouldn’t wear jeans with it (the lines were just crazy, so I tried to hurry).
They teach them young here in France.
They teach them young here in France.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Even the dog is searching for bargains.
    Wow, isn’t that over-the-top harsh? What happened to live and let live?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I believe the remark was meant in jest marymack. The French take their pooches EVERYWHERE (but fail to clean up after them), even to restaurants. Taking them shopping is OTT unless they were looking for a new coat of course 🙂

      1. I hope so. I don’t see a dog in that pic, though!

    2. Heyjude says:

      She is carrying what looks like a little Chihuahua!

    3. I just loved that someone took their dog shopping. I meant no harm.

  2. Heyjude says:

    I loathe shopping at any time so avoid all sales like the plague.

  3. L. White says:

    It took me a sec to see the dog in the pic. Then I saw she was holding it. His little nose out to the side of her arm. You look adorable – should’ve gotten the dress, too!

  4. Sunnyplace says:

    You beat me to it. I took a bunch of Soldes pictures to post on my blog tonight. 🙂

    1. Share away! Everyone should know about the deals out there :). I returned to shopping after posting and got into even more trouble. I got some really amazing deals though…

  5. Oh, I see it now!!! Sorry, I missed the little pooch face there!

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