Earn, baby, earn!It's sale time at the very chic, very tiny, and very expensive Eres shop in Paris-the moment when cool French women lose their heads. Eres makes the most beautiful and flattering bikini in the world. It's a French institution, like the YSL Muse bag or K Jacques sandals. But even if Eres is renown for coaxing impressive cleavage and bums from even the most, ahem, intractable figures, here in France, we are, like everyone else, in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. Unemployment hovers around 10 percent, and there are rumors of a double-dip recession. Sound familiar?
So how does a chic French woman weather the storm? She waits in line, carefully sorting through boxes of silky maillots and elaborate bottoms, until she finds the one perfect bikini, unlike me, the American next to her, waiting to pay for three, none of which I'm entirely happy with.
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