Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, Marc Bolland, was yesterday joined by model, actress and the current face of Autograph, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to unveil M&S’ new flagship store at 100 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
The store trades over 3 floors and is 1,400 square metres in size – it’s our first store in France in the 10 years since our previous stores closed down. Last month we also launched our first international website, www.marksandspencer.fr, serving customers across France…and keep your eyes peeled for further stores around the French capital.
Located on Paris’ premier shopping street, the new aspirational store offers customers the very best of M&S’ stylish womenswear and lingerie, as well as a specially chosen selection of food.
Following the opening, Marc Bolland said: “We’re delighted to officially return to France today with our new store in the heart of Paris. We’ve had numerous requests from consumers in France for our food and clothing, so we’re pleased to be back serving French customers once again.
“Our new store on the Champs-Élysées allows us to showcase M&S’ products to customers across the capital. Our French website allows customers throughout France to order our products in their own language and currency. We’ve already had a great reception from customers this morning.”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – looking fantastic in a spring season Autograph dress – added: “It’s been a pleasure to be part of Marks & Spencer’s much anticipated return to France today and I’m proud to be associated with this iconic British brand. Parisians are internationally renowned for their effortless style and the M&S Autograph collection embodies the same chic sense of fashion.”