FRENCH food, wine and fashion are celebrated this week in Phnom Penh with the first French Culture Week.
Shoppers can enjoy a range of discounts on fashion, perfume and cosmetics while 35 participants, mainly boutiques, restaurant owners and distributors, will organise special evenings and offers to benefit charities.
Gourmets, for instance, enjoyed a dinner at Atmosphere restaurant on Saturday, with proceeds given to the Khanta Bopha Children’s Hospital.
A concert on Thursday night at Chaktomuk Theatre features the music of great Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel, presented by Gerard Chambre.
French fragrances, cosmetics, wine, cheese and other specialties will be showcased around the capital, giving a comprehensive introduction to French culture. Discounts include:
Promesses, 20 Street 282: Selling lingerie brands Aubade Implicite, Aubade Ocean and Blue Glue, among other items, there is 50 percent off the Aubade summer collection and 30 percent off the winter collection. Every $100 spent earns a voucher worth $20.
U-Care, 39 Sihanouk Boulevard: Buy-two-get-one-free deal on Bourjois products.
Lucky Department Store, 160 Sihanouk Boulevard: Spend $150 on Lacoste merchandise and get a $20 voucher towards the next purchase. Receive one free Laroche umbrella for every $60 spent on Guy Laroche branded merchandise.
Fashion Studio, 31 Mao Tse Toung Boulevard: Discounts on clothes, bags and shoes. On Thursday, model and actress Aaliyah Veasna Khao will present the latest collections from Guy Laroche and Elle for Women among other well-known brands.