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Sephora Paris Flagship Can Maintain Sunday Hours

A civil court ruled that the beauty retailer's flagship on the Champs-Elysées may continue to remain open past 9 p.m. on Sundays.

PARIS — Sephora can breathe a sigh of relief.

A civil court here ruled Thursday that the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain’s Paris flagship on the Champs-Elysées may continue to remain open past 9 p.m. on Sundays, since there is no violation of the law. The Tribunal de Grande Instance also ruled that Sephora must close its store in Paris’ Bercy Village on Sundays or risk having to pay a penalty per infraction of 50,000 euros, or $64,844 at current exchange.

As reported, Sephora took out a full-page advertisement in French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday decrying the possibility of having to shutter the Paris flagship earlier than midnight on Sundays following legal action taken by an inter-union.

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