Bonjour! Paris! It’s that time again for me! This time I’m thinking of a strategy to stay really focused! Its so hard! I just received my e-mails about some bargains! What are you talking about! My two spots!
The Saint Pierre Fabric Market is the place to go if you’re on the lookout for discount fabrics and specialty stores. The streets just below the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre have been famous for discount fabrics for ages. Get off at Anvers métro and head for Rue d’Orsel and the square where you’ll find a big Dreyfus store and the red-awning Reines store. The fabric stores are slowly disappearing and being replaced by souvenir shops, but you can still find some beautiful silks and cottons … and even have curtains made up to bring home the same day!
Location: Place Saint-Pierre and Rue Livingston, 18th arrondissement
Métro: Anvers (Line 2), Barbès-Rochechouart (Line 2, 4)
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm
Catherine Max is another Paris discount store that you should never be missed! One of the largest designer clearance stores in Paris, Catherine Max is also located in the 16th arrondissement, a short walk from the Trocadéro. Top designers call her when they need to clear out extra merchandise, and every Parisian fashionista knows this is the email invitation to receive. This gigantic 12,000 square foot store is an outlet for fashion designers, jewelers, perfumers and high-end home accessories.
You’ll find clothing and accessories for men, women and children. The store keeps merchandise fresh, and they feature a new designer clearance sale every few weeks. Discounts are up to an amazing 80% off! A unique aspect to the store and website is that it features emerging designers and looks that are just hitting the Paris fashion scene. Here you’ll find new names and unique designs daily.
The big sales mean huge crowds of Parisians looking for a bargain. They come back regularly because merchandise turns over rapidly. You must be a member to shop here, for a reasonable price of Euros 20 per year, and you’ll receive the sale announcements by email. Alternatively, sign up at the front desk and start shopping.
Find out more about Catherine Max and her amazing Paris designer clothing discount emporium by clicking here.
Address: 17 Avenue Raymond Poincaré, 16th arrondissement
Métro: Trocadéro (Line 6, 9), Victor Hugo (Line 2)
So I’m going to check my calendar and find out how the airfares are! Perhaps come up with a plan. This usually means using FaceTime and a lot of I.O.Us!
Now that’s my Parisian moment….so let me have it!