Parisians and tourists on a freeway in Paris walking tours can rejoice in the French summer. The Les Soldes shopping festival is scheduled from June 28 to August 8 this year, giving both the residents and the tourists a solid reason to celebrate the concurrent shopping spree throughout French districts.
Since the French government regulates the Les Soldes, the shopping festival occurs twice a year – in winter (Jan-Feb) and in summer (June-August) this year. Having booked a place in Paris city tour, there is still enough time to purchase everything from silky scarves French totes and home ware to limited edition books at drastically reduced prices from Les Halles.
Tourists head to Paris throughout all seasons, since the city is the French capital and inarguably the most populated city in France to shop, relax, and visit some of the most popular sights. To take full advantage of the Les Soldes in Paris, like all Parisians tends to, pick and choose the select shopping area before the tour commences.
In fact, Paris is home to the Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, and the Marais district – remote places wherein minor shopping spree happens. If you wear designer clothes, then you have high hopes of earning up to 80 percent discount for designer wears in Les Halles.
The winter sales commence right after Christmas in France and the summer sales take a while to sink its teeth into Paris city in the summer. A good thing with Les Soldes is that people get to buy trendy collections of clothing as some shops have “end-of-season sales” or for lack of a better phrase, “shop clearance sales”.
Seasonal sales offer both shoppers and tourists the perfect gift for their beloved ones and time to bring home bought items once the Paris city tour finishes. Well, the Les Soldes shopping festival is meant for one and all in France; not just tourists but other dignitaries as well as the everyday Parisian who romp the city for a bargain every now and then. Since the stores are not permitted to buy new merchandise in particular for Les Soldes, prices on the displayed items drop from the original price in the French shopping event.
Make sure to check the return policy, as not all Paris stores reimburse bought items but offer a credit voucher with a specified time span instead. Hurry up, the shopping festival has already commenced in Paris, and ends on August 8.