Winter Sales are on in France!!!

So usually post this on a Some News regular postings but this year is different. Different because the laws are in the process of probably change by the time Summer 2019 is here and this could be the last. Different because all the upheavals going on in France now with the yellow vests/jackets and what’s not , the streets will be different. Sales already are down 25% according to several news media here.

So let me give you a quick rundown and if in France do take advantage of them. One rule know the prices for the items you want, then you would know is the sales is worth it.

Today January 9 2019 starts the Winter Sales in France! These sales will last during all of January and will end on February 19.  These sales are very regulated such as the articles for sale needed to be offered for sales at least one month before sales can be allowed.  The shops could bring the prices down to empty their stock during this period and only on the period of sales as before mentioned. The shops can even bring the price down to a loss to sale the article.  The online sales are also to respect the same rules as in the shops without distinction of site or brand.

All this is regulated by the  DGCCRF=Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes. Something like the General Direction of the competition consumers and repression of frauds and it is dependant on the Ministry of the Economy… here

It is important to tell you all that the project call PACTE  or Plan d’action pour la croissance et la transformation des entreprises; something like the plan of action for the growth and transformation of the entreprises is currently in discussion in the Parliament to reduce the sales period from the current 6 weeks to 4 weeks hoping for better impact on sales.  This law even if pass will not include the current Winter Sales but will take effect in the Summer Sales of 2019. The general public will be inform if the new law is passed;

Some of the nice centers in my area to go for these sales in addition to individual stores are:

Centre Commercial Carrefour of Vannes

Centre Commercial Leclerc of Vannes

The Center La Galerie Geant of Lanester:

The Centre Commercial Atlantis of Nantes:

And my old reliable Parly II of Le Chesnay (next to Versailles 78):

Going to the big plaza of Paris we have the department stores such as :

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann : open normally will have exceptional opening hours today until 20h .

Galerie Lafayette Montparnasse  another often visited store has normal hours , and for the winter sales will open today from 8h to 21h and Thursday to Saturday next from 10h to 21h Sunday next from 11h to 19h

Printemps Haussmann : open Mondays to Saturdays  9h35 to 20h, Sunday 11h to 19h, night opening Thursday until  20h45

Bon Marché : open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 20h, night opening Thursday and Fridays until 20h45 with an exceptional opening today from 9h to 21h

BHV Marais : open Mondays to Saturdays from 9h30 to 20h, Sundays from  11h to 19h30

Citadium Caumartin : open Monday to Saturday from 10h to 20h, night opening Thursday until  21h

The shopping centers of Paris will be open as such :

Carrousel du Louvre normal every day from 10h to 20h ;  Forum des Halles normal every day from  10h to 20h;  Passage du Havre by gare Saint Lazare open Mondays to Saturdays from  9h30 to 20h,Sundays from 11h to 19h ; Bercy Village normal open every day from  11h to 21h;  Italie 2  open normal Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 20h, Sundays from 11h to 19h;  Montparnasse Rive Gauche  normal open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 19h30;  Beaugrenelle  normal open Mondays to Saturdays from  10h to 20h30, Sundays from  10h to 19h;  Passy Plaza  normal open from Mondays to Saturdays  10h to 19h30;   Les boutiques du Palais normal open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h30 to 19h30, Sundays from  11h to 19h.

Then, some of my favorites in Seine et Marne dept 77 is near Disneyland  Val d’Europe (Marne la Vallée) normal open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 21h,Sundays  10h to 20h, and  La Vallée Village (Marne la Vallée) normal open every day from  10h to 19h, Sundays  10h to 18h.

In my beloved Yvelines 78 my favorites webpage posted above are the Parly 2 (Le Chesnay) normal open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 21h ;   Vélizy 2 (Vélizy-Villacoublay) normal open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 21h, Sundays from  10h to 19h;  L’Usine Mode et Maison (Vélizy Villacoublay) normal open Tuesdays to Fridays from  11h to 20h, Saturdays and Sundays from  10h to 20h.

And in my old work area and neighbor Hauts de Seine 92, my favorie is  4 Temps – CNIT (La Défense) open every day from 10h to 20h30.

Another old working area and neighbor is  Val d’Oise 95 at  Quai des Marques (Franconville) open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to 20h, and Art de Vivre (Eragny closed)) open every day from  10h to 20h.

Voilà , and it even get me the opportunity to put up some old nice memorable photos of these places that I had handy in my hard drive. Enjoy the shopping thus, I will be out this weekend lol!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

3 Comments to “Winter Sales are on in France!!!”

  1. Don’t spend your money all at once! 😉

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