TBM: The Left Bank’s Best Kept Shopping Secret


At least that’s what Le Bon Marche department store’s advertising copy suggests in this week’s Madame Figaro.
What is TBM? TBM stands for ‘Tres Bonne Marche’ or a REALLY good deal.

This year’s TBM starts on Wednesday, March 26 (2008) and ends on Saturday, April 5 (2008). Le Bon Marche is Paris’s most famous Left Bank department store.

If you can really find a Vivienne Westwood dress for 190 Euros as the advertisment suggests, then this would be a really good deal, but judging from some of the forums I’ve been reading by local Parisians, this may be just another excuse for frenzied shopping to grab a t-shirt for a few Euros less than you might normally pay.

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Didn’t we just finish up with the winter sales? Now there’s another excuse to go out and shop. But, if you’re in town for just a few days and you’re in the Bon Marche neighborhood (St. Germain-des-Pres), why not? I noted that CK lingerie is a big hit with some of the French internet forums.

For more info on getting to Le Bon Marche, visit the official site:
Le Bon Marche
24, Rue de Sevres
Metro: Sevres-Babylone, or Vaneau

While you’re at Bon Marche, don’t forget to take a peak at their gourmet foods department!