On your marks, get set… tomorrow is the big blow-out first day of the Summer Sales/Soldes d’Ete, which go for the next 5 weeks (with successive weekly markdowns…) until August 7. Everything must go… summer clothes, shoes, housewares, appliances… even travel packages.
For the first time ever, Monaco’s official sales are synchronized with the rest of the Cote d’Azur. Liguria in Italy (Vintimiglia, Sanremo…) starts few days later on Saturday but goes two weeks longer than France, ending August 21. During the sales, big retailers like Galeries Lafayette will be open on Sundays, so you can beat-the-heat and do some Sunday shopping in air-conditioned convenience.
Day 1 is a total scene, as the crowds descend in droves and the stores try to make a big splash to ignite a shopping frenzy, a la ‘Black Friday’ in America, and with discounts starting up to 50%, it’s a race to get first pick of the stock…
Belt-tightening you say? I say time to buy a new belt… they’re on sale!
Nice-Matin: Bons plans pour soldes d’ete