All over France right now there are the signs that say "Soldes" which means 'Sales'. The French government regulate when they can have 'sales' and July is the month. The L'occitane store in Santa Monica is having a 'sale' too. I went in and spent $72. It is a pretty store and one is tempted to buy more than one needs, some expensive soaps and creams. They're good stuff, I like their products. I remember being in Paris in July 3 years ago. I bought a pair of ballerina flats by Bally at Gallerie Lafayette on sale for 69 euros. I love them, I still wear them.