One of the world’s first real ‘department stores’ was ‘Au Bon Marché’ in Paris, designed by Gustav Eiffel.

Of course, as an adjective, bon marché means cheap – doesn’t sound quite so chic when you think about it does it? Here are a few more useful phrases when looking for a bargain

un bon rapport qualité-prix – good value
un meilleur rapport qualité-prix – better value une bonne affaire – good deal
une mauvaise affaire – bad deal
un prix avantageux – bargain price
pas cher – inexpensive

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