Sale or Soldes here in France started last June I think. But sorry coz I couldn't remeber the exact date. I don't have an idea if it has ended already or not but what I noticed is that some stores don't offer any discount anymore while the others are still. But I believe that it will be over soon.
During this period, all stores offer discounts. Which means that anyone can hop from one store to the other. It is amazing seeing these people in the pedestrian. The first time I saw them at the center where all the stores and boutiques are located, I said to myself that France is really a rich country as there are so many people shopping. First time in my life I saw hundreds of people like that I think in a day. But anyways, as sale period is ending, I took advantage to look for sandals which might perfectly fit on my black strapless dress and something I will be using for the celebration next month. Even if I was given a discount, I still find the price expensive. The prices here are really incredible shhhh! It took days for me to decide if I'll buy the pair of black sandals chez Zara coz of the price and if I can manage to walk well as the heels are quite high. Finally, hubby came with me at the store and as we both liked it, we decided to take it.
One time, I saw a tv program in Philippines wherein the subjects are about shoes and women. There are women who have hundreds of sandals or who loves to collect shoes and sandals. You may call it as an addiction but I think it can be considered as a therapy. Women loves shoes and that's the fact! Carmina Villaroel, the actress in Philippines said that once there is a pair of shoes or sandals that you really like, you should take it or not, you wouldn't have peace of mind thinking of it. I believe she's right as I am like her sometimes. Shopping releases stress don't you agree?