Traders hope to save their season


Masks, queues, curfews ... despite the restrictions, will the public take part in the sales that start Wednesday? The traders do not expect a miracle, but still hope to end this winter season smoothly, shaken by the health crisis.

Can customers find time to go to their favorite stores before the curfew? In a context where the spread of the virus remains important in France, the closing of the doors, which have been draped at 6pm everywhere since Saturday, is 'a lesser evil,' as Francis Palombi has suggested.

For the President of the Confederation of French Traders (Independent Traders), sales may even be 'more of a recovery'.

The greatest fear was to limit yourself

'The greatest fear was to be limited,' while the winter sales are a 'crucial time,' added Yohann Petiot, general manager of the Alliance of Commerce, at a press conference on Tuesday. This campaign period secured 13.5{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of the sales of clothing brands in 2019 in particular.

After a very difficult 2020, the winter sale 'will be an extremely important meeting for retailers to be able to land,' said Celine Choain, specialist in fashion and sales at Kea & Partners.