ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Young Americans in Paris Part VII

Updated on November 16, 2011

Loius Vuitton


Young Americans in Paris Part VII

My pockets bulged with all the Francs I carried. I stopped a child and offered him a thousand Francs for his back pack. He quickly emptied it out and sold it to me. After all the exchange rate was good so I basically paid 125 USD for a child’s USD back pack. I then went to a couture shop. I remember it as well as it was Loius Vuitton. In the window there was a sign, “No Jews”. But it seemed there were quite a few Jews going in and out of it and a few working there as well. I waited until the shop was empty and there was only the sales girl on the floor. And then I went in my ghastly American clothes.

In French I asked her if I could rent an outfit and told her I would make it well worth her time. She looked at me up and down and then came out with three outfits. I tried them all on and found a gorgeous red dress I adored. The girl pinned me into it. There were not time for alterations and she assured me the dress would have to be back by tomorrow as the purchaser would be back the day after to pick it up.

This dress was to die for and it had a very lovely wrap that accompanied it. But I had no shoes. The sales girl went into the back of the store and can out with shoes they have on hand for the models. I tried them on and they were exquisite as well.

I paid the sales girl a large sum of cash and stuffed all my American belongings in the back pack I had just bought and headed to for the Euro rail station.

At the locker at the Euro rail station I pulled all the cash out of the brief case and it was considerable. I put my America clothes in the brief case and then the money, out traveler’s checks and the passports in the tattered back pack. We would pick up the back pack on the way out of town. And without passports Stephan could do nothing with either of us. I then locked the locker and carried the brief case out of the train station with me.

I returned to the restaurant which I had picked up the brief case. I was certain it was missed. Confident that no one would recognize me in my beautiful Loius Vuitton dress I dropped the case off and collected the billet and had a cup of coffee. When the gentlemen returned for his case he would only find American clothes. And given the large sum of money he would be returning. I finished my coffee and left for Café’ De Flore on St. Germaine but this time I took a cab.

As the cab raced through the streets of Paris I was struck with a pain of grief. Paris had not been at all how I had hoped it would be and I couldn’t really even blame the Parisians. This was American on American action in Paris. But it would end tonight and tomorrow I would be on my way to Nice to finally start my very French holiday.

And then I realized that I was in a beautiful dress and on my way to a wonderful supper. How could I possibly feel sorry for myself? Besides I had several hundred thousand francs in a locker at the Euro rail station. It was not the French holiday I planned for but one I could still manage to enjoy.

If you enjoyed this story please vote it up.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)