When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in France, shop.
The country known for its famous designers (Chanel, Dior, and Louboutin among them), is one of the best places in the world to open that wallet and make it rain… or, at the very least, mist a little. The shops that line the Champs Élysées in Paris are some of the most beloved in the world for everyone from American rappers to crazy rich Asians. And even if you’re not rolling in dough, you can get a lot of bang for your buck at places like Paris’s fripes, or thrift stores.
So don’t get lost on your next shopping spree abroad. Use this vocabulary gold from FrenchPod101.com to learn how to ask for something in a store, see if they have it in your size, and — forever crucial — ask how much that fur-lined leather jacket actually costs.
Don’t worry. If it’s in euros, it doesn’t count as over-spending.