Rush for Élysée online sales of French and Macron paraphernalia

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Since its launch last Friday, an official Élysée Palace online shop has turned over 350,000 euros in sales of goods made in France ranging from mugs and postcards bearing the portrait of President Emmanuel Macron to T-shirts and watches promoting French culture, in a controversial initiative which is partly to raise money for the restoration of the ageing presidential office building.

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An online shop selling mugs decorated with the face of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and 250-euro (£223) bracelets spelling out liberté, égalité, and fraternité has sold about 350,000 euros-worth of memorabilia in just three days, reprots The Guardian.