Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paris For The Pleasure - Not For The Shopping

Christmas on Rodeo Drive

Christmas on the Champs Elysées
From EuroSoc

Oh, Champs-Elysées------------------
Tonight, Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard will switch on the Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysées, still described by Parisians as "the most beautiful street in the world."
Unfortunately, though, the rest of the world no longer agrees. A survey carried out by "mystery shoppers" of the most prestigious shopping streets in the world ranked les Champs bottom out of sixteen famous names. Surly shop assistants and poor service in the flagship boutiques on les Champs are identified as the major cause of its poor grades, and the pollsters also claimed that the entire avenue wasn't as clean as it should be. With an overall score of only 69/100, the Paris street came far behind Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Oxford Street & New Bond Street in London and even less well-known contenders such as la Calle Serrano in Madrid and even Istanbul's Bagdat Avenue.
Oh come on...surly shop assistants, poor service and dirty streets have always been the tradition in Paris....
Certainly if I had my choice between Christmas in the City of Lights or Christmas in the City of Palm Trees, I'd choose Paris.
Wouldn't you?
I just wouldn't shop there.
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1 comment:

Deja Pseu said...

We're planning to come to Rodeo on Saturday for the street lighting. Maybe we'll see you there!

I've found sales associates on Rodeo to be a mixed bag. Some bend over backwards to be welcoming and helpful, others look at you like a used Kleenex. The Prada Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo folks are lovely.

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