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For those of you who are lucky enough to be in Paris at the moment, head down to Palais des Congrès right now. Yes, you heard me! Do it right now b’coz the Hermès private sale is on right this minute. Yes, you heard right. Hermès and sale – two words you never thought you would hear in the same sentence. Like most prestigious brands, Hermès do not do sales in their boutiques. So their only option to clear out their old stock is the twice a year private sale – once in January and once in July. While you could not expect to snag a Birkin bag, you can most definitely pick up a carré or two at 50% off the usual price. Can you think of a better souvenir from Paris than your very first carré from Hermès? I can’t.

While I have never been able to attend the sale (we missed it by a week last year), I have read reports and seen photos of the goodies that you can find there. I am trying to plan our trip to coincide with it for next year. The problem with the sale is there are no fixed dates, and they do not announce the dates until the week of the sale. So for this year, the dates are 4th July till 7th July and 9th July from 9am to 6pm. The location of the sale is Palais des Congrès, Hall Neuilly (Métro Porte Maillot). Expect to see discounts of up to 70% and 50% off their famous scarves. If you head there, shop till you drop for me 🙂

Here’s the link to the ‘My Little Paris’ website with the information in French.