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  • It's time for a little shopping.

  • Paris is a leader in the fashion world, famous for its high-end design.

  • My Parisian friend, Delphine Prigent, is showing me how even window shopping some

  • of Paris' many fine boutiques can be a cultural experience.

  • These windows, they put so much energy into their windows.

  • Yes, they have to because, you know, shopping is a

  • national sport in France.

  • And we call it

  • "lèche-vitrine."

  • So, "lèche-vitrine"

  • means window licking.

  • Window licking.

  • See all these different details

  • that they put on the window.

  • It's very bright, very colorful. —Very appetizing, you could say.

  • Yes, it has to be very appetizing, yes.

  • There are a lot of sales.

  • Yes. This is a typical period in July

  • to get sales in Paris.

  • But the trap is that

  • when you go inside

  • you always finish by buying the new collection.

  • Because they put the new collection

  • just beside.

  • You always buy something from the new collection at full price.

  • Department stores were invented in Paris.

  • These venerable institutions

  • beautiful monuments to fine livingoffer a chance to check out what's in vogue.

  • The Galeries Lafayette is a

  • classic example.

  • Its belle époque dome dates to 1912.

  • And shoppers are welcome to catch their breathor perhaps have it taken away

  • on the store's rooftop where a grand city view

  • awaits.

It's time for a little shopping.

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Paris, France: Window Licking in Paris

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    Chun-Jen Chen posted on 2013/05/22
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