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soldes, paris soldes, paris soldes, paris I had a meeting in Soho the other day, and couldn't help but notice the sales. Full window neon letters and stock signs made anyone within fifty feet aware of the percentage savings (50! 75!) or the "last chance to save big." The signs were so ubiquitous that, though certainly eye catching, did little to lure me in. I had visions of messy, picked over clearance bins with nothing but purple gloves or boots in size 5 or 11. No thanks. Since I hate to shop anyway (I mean, really, really hate it), I passed even though my beloved boots are *this* close to retirement. As I walked around, I thought back to a few of the sale signs in Paris. It's sale season there as well, and though there are plenty of neon signs graced with hastily scribbled messages of savings, there were a few cool ones that I thought were really integrated with the shop aesthetic.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by barchbo

I love to shop and am now dreaming of that gray coat with flowers in the front window of that last photo.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lydia, Clueless Crafter

I am totally in your 'I hate shopping boat.' I do, however, like receiving hand-picked gifts, just as long as I don't need to walk in a busy store and be slapped over the by some lady's fake crocodile handbag. It's a warzone, yet these shop windows nearly convinced me that I could walk in and live to tell the story.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by BJ Lantz

Gosh, I thought I was the only woman on the planet who hated to shop…

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kelley at My Island Wedding

Those stores look like they definately have something to see in them!!!

Great shots!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by My Farmhouse Kitchen

i got linked over here some which way and LUCKY ME ! I found a wonderful new blog…LOVE everything….just lovely…

i am happy to follow you along..love my blog buddies in New York…so much fun to be able to visit …..

i'll be back soon


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jackie D.

I hate clearance bins with picked over stuff, although I'd rather pay the clearance price than full price any day :)

In other news I received my print yesterday and loved, LOVED, LoVeD it.
Thank you. Do you print that rose illustration on a home printer? If so, may I ask what kind is it? It was so awesome. I need a new printer and could use some advice :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole


I agree. I like to shop anonymously, so I will shy away from a shop where an enthusiastic salesperson trots over and starts handing me things. Hate that!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

BJ – Nope, you are not alone. I like to shop for boots and sometimes sneakers, but absolutely hate clothes shopping.

I shop online for most things. I hate the whole salesperson/dressing room stuff.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Hi Jackie,

We are adding a 4 collection of pinks, a 4 collection of oranges and a 9 collection of blues. Should be up in a few days.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jackie

I feel the same way about shopping. It really stresses me out. Thank goodness for online!

Any chance the paris blues will make it to the shop? My living room walls want to know..

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