Paris has long been the global capital of fashion and elegance, and a couple of upcoming annual events will certainly help to further this reputation. The summer sales are returning to the capital from June 22nd to August 2nd, 2016, so come and treat yourself to a few indulgences during your stay in Paris! In addition, from July 3rd to 7th, 2016, it’s time for a haute couture extravaganza as Fashion Week arrives in the City of Light. That’s plenty to keep you happy during your stay at the Hotel Paris France!
The summer sales
Les soldes d’été, the summer sales, are back in Paris soon. This year will see six weeks of retail madness and unbelievable bargains from stores, malls and top brands from June 22nd to August 2nd. Yes, commencing Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, all stores will be eager to clear their current stock to make room for the new season’s collections, and they’re happy to slash their prices to do so.
To make the most of the occasion, be prepared! Scout out the shops you want to visit before the sales begin, take a map of Paris and prepare your route. This will allow you to optimise your time and cut down on unnecessary travel. It’s important to keep your energy levels high when you’re on the lookout for bargains.
Be aware that some stores have special opening hours during sales. Go early in the mornings and avoid the crush. Dress simply so that trying on clothes is no hassle. To remain cool and serene, you might want to engage the services of a personal shopper who will be able to guide and advise you and offer expert insights.
Paris Fashion Week, a global trendsetter
Since its creation in 1973, Fashion Week has been a major event in the fashion world, and is held twice a year. A full week of organised events based around the new collections of the world’s greatest fashion designers; what fashionista could resist? There are presentations, showcases, parties, and dozens of catwalk shows electrifying the Parisian scene. The whole world has its eye on Paris to find out what will be the hottest trends of the upcoming seasons. Along with New York, London and Milan, this is one of the Big Four fashion weeks and, we think, the best of them all!
The major Parisian fashion houses unveil their new creations during this week of haute couture, from July 3rd to 7th. However, be aware that tickets to Fashion Week Haute Couture cannot be bought. In most cases, you must receive an invitation to attend the shows. However, sometimes, if the venue isn’t filled, those on the door will select people to attend. Who knows? You may get a chance to meet and hang out with designers, show business personalities and models, putting you right at the heart of the fashion world.
Hotel Paris France, a charming 2-star hotel near the Louvre