Paris, fashion capital of the world. Also, inventor of one of the coolest holidays ever: les soldes. Well, maybe not a holiday per se, but for six weeks every winter (Jan/Feb) and six weeks every summer (June/July) practically all of Paris is 50% off to make room for the next season’s clothing lines. Brilliant (especially with the weak dollar right now). It also helps us laymen (like me) attempt to have a few moments of French chic that The Sartorialist – Scott Schuman – captures in his “street fashion” photographs.