Winter sales kick-off in Paris

12th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 12 (AFP) - The traditional winter sales season opened in Paris Wednesday, with shoppers queueing for bargains from before dawn outside the city-centre department stores. Discounts of more than 50 percent were being flagged on household and fashion items as managers seek to move surplus stock accumulated over Christmas.

PARIS, Jan 12 (AFP) - The traditional winter sales season opened in Paris Wednesday, with shoppers queueing for bargains from before dawn outside the city-centre department stores. Discounts of more than 50 percent were being flagged on household and fashion items as managers seek to move surplus stock accumulated over Christmas.

Subject to tight government regulations which forbid store-owners from launching their sales early, the season is set to last till February 12 in Paris and for a further two weeks in other parts of the country.

At the Galeries Lafayette department store shoppers were entertained by a video-jockey and disc-jockey mixing sounds and images which were broadcast on the giant screen over the street.

© AFP

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