ARLETTIE'S AMAZING DISCOUNT STORE IN PARIS!
We had a super response to our article about the biggest and best designer consignment store in Paris, Reciproque.
Arlettie is another Paris discount source that you shouldn't miss. Like Reciproque, you'll find top designer sales throughout the year located in various central points in Paris. The sales include vendors such as Sandro, Mont Blanc, Hackett, Zilli, Vanessa Bruno, Darel and many more. Find products from designers for fashion, jewelry, perfumes, home accessories shoes and so much more.
There is clothing for men, women and children. The store keeps merchandise fresh and they feature a new designer clearance sale every few weeks. Discounts are up to an amazing 80% off! A few weeks ago, they featured Christian Lacroix and John Galliano bathing suit tops and bottoms. And stunning lingerie. Gorgeous designs and colors!
A unique aspect to the store and her website is that follow emerging designers and looks that are just hitting the Paris fashion scene. Find new names and unique designs daily.
The special designer sales are announced via email every few weeks and recently included Lissonia, Rykiel and Sylvie Schimmel. Click here to become a member to receive special sale privileges or to receive the Friday sale notices.
The emerging brands are worth a visit to the store or website. Provocative, fresh and exciting!
What I like is how the sales feature features lesser-known or emerging designers such as shown above.
Guarding the store are not one but two security guards with ear pieces and radios, who check your bags as you go in, but most importantly stay on top of crowd control. The big sales mean huge crowds of Parisians looking for a bargain. They come back regularly because merchandise sells rapidly. You must be a member to shop here, for a reasonable price of Euros 20/year and you'll receive the sale announcements by email. Alternatively, sign up at the front desk and start shopping.
The racks are packed with clothing as are the sale tables that line the store from Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta to Paul and Joe, N2, Gat Rimon and Gucci. If you know designer brands you'll realize the value, although soft leather infant shoes for 40 Euros by jacadi (originally Euros 75) aren't for the faint hearted.
If the sale takes place at the Trocadero, enjoy lunch at the Museum of Mankind, on a rise overlooking the Seine, Ecole Militaire and the Eiffel Tower. It's a beautiful spot that many don't know about. Or sit at one of the busy cafe's with all of the chic Parisians in this in this beautiful neighborhood.
Parisians know to shop often because special designer sales are featured on a regular basis. You'll cruise through the racks carefully because clothing by many designers is packed together.
Happy Discount Shopping!