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The entrance to Prêt-à-Porter.

"Look Like Your Betters"
―Advertisement for Prêt-à-Porter

Prêt-à-Porter is one of the departments at Fontaine's, located just left of the Pavilion on the first floor. Though completely optional, it’s recommended that the player investigate the area.

HistoryEdit

Prêt-à-Porter Mannequin

Ruined clothes on display in Prêt-à-Porter.

In Fontaine's heyday, the Prêt-à-Porter section of the department store was a very popular retail outlet. In addition to selling off-the-rack clothes, Prêt-à-Porter also sold hats and shoes. The sizable showroom has dressing rooms in the back, next to which are a Gene Bank and an El Ammo Bandito.

Burial at Sea - Episode 1Edit

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When Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth first reach the department, they find it is inaccessible due to the collapsed walkway and burst pipes. However, when Booker acquires Old Man Winter he is able to create an ice bridge and cross over.

The store is guarded by a turret and three Splicers, but by the time Booker enters the store, Elizabeth can use her powers to open Tears and help in the fight. A barrel of Machine Guns, a cask of Carbines, a decoy, or a samurai even the odds against the assailants.

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Inside one of the dressing rooms Booker finds the Shotgun and the Audio Diary "Ghost in the Machine" next to a corpse of a man who was chained to the floor; the phrase “Down in the Briny!” is written in blood above his splattered body. There’s an Infusion in the other. Three more Splicers charge in as Booker and Elizabeth leave the department.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Prêt-à-porter is French for ready-to-wear clothing, which is factory-made clothes that do not require serious alterations as they come in standard sizes. This is distinct from high fashion as prêt-à-porter clothing is mass-produced at cheaper costs and meant for the general public.

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