PARIS — With the financial backing of U.S.-based private equity firm TA Associates, French contemporary brand Zadig & Voltaire is moving full-steam ahead with its global expansion. The label recently opened two locations on Paris’ most expensive avenue, the Champs-Elysées, where annual rents can hit 18,000 euros a square meter, or $23,544 at current exchange.
The 180-square-meter, or 1,937-square-foot, Zadig & Voltaire boutique at number 35, dedicated to accessories, opened in May. A 300-square-meter, or 3,229-square-foot, flagship carrying women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion as well as accessories launched last week on the Rond Point des Champs-Elysées, just across the street from the Avenue Montaigne.
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