Wednesday, January 31, 2007

So French

I entirely agree that the flood of megastores on the Champs-Elysees is terrible and I just love this quote from the article:

Many other merchants lament that the move to save the avenue has come too late. “High-class Parisians don’t want to come to the Champs-Élysées,” said Serge Ghnassia, owner of the fur shop Milady, which opened on the Champs-Élysées in 1933. “It’s not prestigious; it’s not pleasant. The people who come are very common, very ordinary, very cheap. They come for a kebab sandwich and a five-euro T-shirt.”

Don't these fools know that there are better kebabs and cheaper t-shirts elsewhere?

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