The annual winter sales start in Paris on January 12th at 8 a.m. and run until Tuesday the 15th of February. Now is the time to make your plan of attack or risk losing out on the best deals or your favorite pair of shoes. To get started, take a look at what Amy Thomas, a Posted in Paris contributor, had to say in her article on the Girls Guide to Paris site last spring. (Spring, winter — what’s the difference?!) And don’t forget: pretty much everything is on sale during les soldes, not just clothes. It’s also a great time to buy housewares such as Gien porcelain, Jacquard Français linens, or any other French souvenirs you might have been eyeing.