Though Le Bon Marche makes it's marks during the Christmas season, I can't find any reason not to go to one of Paris' finest department stores for a bit of affordable browsing amongst the unaffordable merchandise. Under the white lights of this historic building everything takes on a sense of clean, understated elegance.
It's a shame that time has to cut in on these sorts of visits. With so many departments to lose oneself in, Le Bon Marche can be compared to Le Louvre in that regard. But I suppose one could say, classic Art remains the same and will continue to do so, yet fashion is fleeting. So I better make another trip to the left bank before Le Bon Marche restocks.