this does not look good.
but i can explain.
paris is a city where you can't resist.
whether you stumble into the doors of hermes or l'eclaireur,
it's a city that treats shopping almost like a visit to a gallery
as much as a retail transaction.
every window seems to not so much promise product,
and that makes a world of difference.
treats you as a customer,
not a consumer.
and there is a difference.
their signage is viewed as an art form.
even when they are closed and under construction, they respect you:
the product is pretty divine.
and it's a city where you can use that word,
and not feel like an idiot.
you learn tricks though,
on how to multiply your purchasing impact.
cause once the gates open,
it's a little impossible to go home
go back about your business.