The French department store group, owner also of La Redoute, Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Mauboussin and BazarChic, has hired Sandra Weber, a corporate finance expert formerly with Swiss retail group Rallye.
After handing over the running of 22 regional stores to real estate company FIB in 2018, the French department store group has announced a new franchising project for another 11 branches, to be finalised in early 2022.
The ‘Exclusive Live Shopping’ video service links up individual customers at their homes with shop assistants at the department store’s boulevard Haussmann branch; 120 brands are participating in the initiative.
On September 20, the US fashion and lifestyle retailer opened its first French store in Paris - ahead of a second Parisian opening next week - characterised by a vibrant, creative and colourful atmosphere.
The French department store group has put the former CEO of Lancel, Marianne Romestain, in charge of the fashion, accessories and beauty range and purchases for the Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais stores.