×
6 602
Fashion Jobs
L BRANDS
Procurement Buyer - Information Technology
Permanent · Columbus
NORDSTROM
Asset Prevention Security Ambassador Downtown Seattle
Permanent · Seattle
NORDSTROM INC
Business Intelligence Analyst - Merchandise Operations
Permanent · Seattle
NORDSTROM INC
District Loss Prevention Manager, ny
Permanent · New York
L BRANDS
Asset Protection Officer, Morse rd (2nd Shift 3pm - 11pm)
Permanent · Columbus
BATH & BODY WORKS
sr. Manager, Carrier Strategy
Permanent · Columbus
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Brand Operations Manager-Crystal Mall
Permanent · Waterford
L BRANDS
Asset Protection Officer, Morse Crossing - 3rd Shift (11pm-7am)
Permanent · Columbus
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Brand Operations Manager-Coconut Point
Permanent · Estero
BATH & BODY WORKS
District Manager - Bath & Body Works - North Austin - Austin, tx
Permanent · Waco
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Brand Operations Manager-Valley West
Permanent · West Des Moines
L BRANDS
Asset Protection Officer, Broad st -1st Shift 7am-3pm
Permanent · Reynoldsburg
L BRANDS
Asset Protection Officer, New York City
Permanent · New York
BATH & BODY WORKS
Senior HR Generalist - Home Office
Permanent · Reynoldsburg
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Brand Operations Manager-White Marsh
Permanent · Baltimore
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Asset Protection Investigator, Victoria's Secret (Southland Mall - Hayward, ca)
Permanent · Sacramento
PINK
Brand Operations Manager-Solano
Permanent · Fairfield
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Product Owner
Permanent · Reynoldsburg
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Manager, Creative Operations, Creative Content Hub, North America
Permanent · New York
ESTÉE LAUDER
Director, Ecommerce, North America - dr.Jart+
Permanent · New York
JCPENNEY
Product Manager - Site Management Tools & Cms
Permanent · Plano
JCPENNEY
Financial Planning Senior Analyst - Stores Finance
Permanent · Plano
By
Reuters API
Published
May 29, 2020
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Shoppers revel as Printemps department store reopens in Paris

By
Reuters API
Published
May 29, 2020

Masked shoppers lined up to browse at luxury boutiques inside Printemps' main Paris store on Thursday, one of the city's last major department stores to reopen after two months of closure - though a lack of tourists is likely to remain a major drag on sales.


Reuters


Printemps, owned by Qatari investors, is one of the pre-eminent French department stores alongside Galeries Lafayette, and a big draw for tourists in Paris, though the coronavirus pandemic has all but frozen international travel.

Dozens of shoppers, including many Asian residents in Paris, queued up outside the store as it opened its doors and many made a beeline to the Louis Vuitton shop inside to nab some of the bestselling bag models.

But revenues are likely to remain weak until international visitors return. They account for 50% of sales.

"It's important that we are able to reopen quickly and re-launch our activity, even if we know that we will not have the same revenues as last year," said Pierre Pelarrey, general director of Printemps' flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann.

Pelarrey declined to give details on the revenue shortfall or whether the chain would obtain a state-guaranteed loan to help its finances through the pandemic, saying only "it is being studied" when asked about government aid.

The number of customers is expected to be down to about 8,000 shoppers per day, Pelarrey said, about a quarter of normal traffic.

Business school student Celia Hebeterne bought Alexander McQueen sneakers and a Gucci scarf as a gift for a friend.

"Well, we went through two months of lockdown, we stayed safe. And now, we can enjoy some things, do some shopping," said university student Emma Masson as she shopped alongside Hebeterne.

The lack of tourists is expected to depress sales at luxury brands from Milan to Paris in the months to come.

© Thomson Reuters 2021 All rights reserved.