A question to Ernest and all the other bargain hunters in Paris: what's the best time to hit the winter sales in Paris? We all like a bargain and some of us are not as adept at haggling as Ernest obviously is. For those of us who have to rely on reductions and bargains, when is the best time to go for a Paris spending spree on the cheap? For those of you who consider coming to London, most stores will start this year during the week commencing Monday, 27th December. Harrods (usually late) will start on Monday 3rd January. Throughout January Sales will be in full swing everywhere in London.
Sales starts in the second week of January in general and lasts 4/5 weeks. At the end of sales, you can often find higher discounts but less choice, indeed. In small shops you can always try to bargain an extra discount, particulary if you take several items. In departement stores, it is useless to bargain and it is often too crowded as most of people rush in these stores like sheeps for just 25/30%. At the begining better start with small shops as they often have better discounts and less stock. Go to Departement store rather at the end. I advice you to go to outlets shops near Paris during sales as you can fin many stuffs with 50% off. Sales there starts before christmas. London is terrific for men during sales............. If you come in Paris, could you bring me a few items (cashmere scarves from H&K...) like Jerry did for me? I could also help you to shop by going with you.