July 17, 2011

Solden!

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:20 pm by newsurroundings

It’s July, which means almost everything is on sale in Belgium.  The sales only occur twice a year- January and July.  It is illegal to have sales at other times, so this is a big deal.  The sales last the whole month and they get progressively better throughout the month, with markdowns as high as 80-90% by the end of the month.  It’s a hard call sometimes whether to go ahead and make the purchase or wait, knowing that it will cost even less in another week, but then again, it may not be there.  If I love it, I go ahead and buy it.  I have waited patiently for July to arrive and put off buying summer clothes until now, and now it is definitely paying off.  Of course, being in Belgium, that’s not too hard to do since it seems to be cool and rainy much of the time.

The Solden signs in the shop windows make this the most wonderful time of the year.

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