What? Paris shops slashing their prices to make way for their Spring collections.
When? January 11-February 14 2017
Where? All the shops in Paris.
Shopping in Paris is already a heady experience for fans of retail therapy; with endless brilliant, off-beat boutiques and the big-hitting brands that have made French style iconic world-wide, it's hard to know where to start. All the more reason to save your Christmas money for the Paris winter sales – six weeks of serious end-of-season price cuts that kick off on January 11 and run for six weeks until February 14 2017.
There will be crowds, but in comparison to some other seasonal sales events, you'll find lots of top quality items reduced by significant margins – up to 70% on even designer clothing. So ready your elbows and prepare to splash some cash – you might just walk away with a fabulous French bargain to brighten your wardrobe.
Where to start with the Paris winter sales
There's a magic to shopping in Paris that no other city can match. Its riches encompass to-die-for creations from world-famous designers, delicious discoveries in food markets and the finest jewellery and most outré fashion concepts around. We've summed it all up in the 100 essential boutiques that capture the sparkle of shopping in the French capital.
Without any defined 'shopping areas,' how are you supposed to navigate Paris's many designer stores, second-hand shops and haute-couture houses? Our handy list should help - just choose which side of the river you're after and begin browsing the best of the city's women's fashion boutiques.
Paris is the city of love, light... and fashion. Make the most of your time here by perusing the crème de la crème of the Paris fashion scene, from teetering stilettos to bold basics. If your looking for the essence of Parisian style, you've found it - time to 'Frenchify' your wardrobe.