You veteran Paris visitors know all about SOLDES. The huge city wide sales come just twice a year. The summer soldes started June 26th and run through July 30th. During the economic crunch it's rumored that the city has become a little more lenient, allowing for some unannounced sales throughout the year. I've taken advantage of the January soldes many times and was very grateful when my luggage was delayed to be able to shop the July sales to get me by!
Today, Repetto's lovely window. Inside there was a buying frenzy going on.