Results tagged soldes from David Lebovitz

les Soldes

Tomorrow is the official start at les Soldes, the twice-annual period when the French government allows stores to discount merchandise. It usually last four weeks, although for the past couple of months, a few scofflaws have been marking things down discreetly anyways, flaunting the law in these cash-strapped times. The area I live in is the Bastille, and it was once known as a hub…

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Rarely do things get marked down in Paris, except twice a year when stores have les soldes during dates specified by the govenment. But they do sometimes reduce the price of something by offering a promotion. The difference is that during a sale, they mark something down. A promotion is different: it’s when they reduce the price of something. Got it? Commonly, I find, that…

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