These numbers are from an issue of "Le point" (jan. 13, 2005) that featured a long article on "a day in France" that gave numbers about everything from the amount of calories a French citizen eats a day, to how many baby boys and girls are born each day, or else how much the state's debt costs in interest per day. There are approximately 60 million inhabitants in France. My translation of the section about clothing: In 2002, The French purchased 87 123 shirts and 76 712 pairs of jeans per day. French women bought 279 452 pairs of stockings or pantyhose in 2003. According to a study by the IFM (Institut francais de la mode), women spend 1.50 euro a day to dress themselves, whereas men spend 1 euro, and spending for children's clothing total .49 euro. The younger, the more money is spent on clothing: 15-25 year olds: 2.20 euros per day for clothing, over 35 years old, 1.50 euros. Undergarments? They cost 6.8 million euros per day to the French. A woman thus spends an average of 27 centimes of a euro. (...) The French buy daily 884 931 pairs of shoes, of which 109 589 are sports shoes. It costs them 21.9 million euros per day.
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