Today, Saturday 4 March, is a special designer brands sale (Vente Spéciale Marques) at the Emmaüs Boutique in Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The sale started yesterday, so I went along to see what brands and bargains were to be had.
A special mention goes to the Isabel Marant silk skirt that’s perfect for summer–probably one of the best items in the shop and sure to get snapped up quickly, at €35.50. There were a pair of black patent Chanel heels for €135, and, my personal favourite, a black Miu Miu wool mini skirt for €65.50. I absolutely loved the skirt, but it was very mini indeed, and the last thing I need is another black skirt, so I regretfully left it behind. My friend bought a gorgeous blue silk Les Petites ruffle blouse for €25.50 to add to her corporate wardrobe.
I’d definitely recommend a visit–don’t forget that all money spent goes to a great cause–just don’t make the same mistake I did and think that open until 7.30pm actually means 7.30pm. It means the cash desk shuts at 7.15pm. My friend and I raced across Paris after work thinking we’d have half an hour to shop but we only had 15 minutes. If I’d had more time to think about it and try it on properly (ie not just pull it on quickly over my jeans), I probably would have bought the Miu Miu skirt. Ah well, I suppose I could always go back today….
Emmaüs Boutique DAVOUT
105 boulevard Davout
Métro Porte de Montreuil
Open 11am – 7.30pm