HOME IMPROVEMENT: Chloé is about to give its Paris flagship a makeover. The unit on Faubourg Saint-Honoré is slated for renovation over the summer to reflect a new design by Chloé’s artistic director, Phoebe Philo, and the London-based architect Sophie Hicks. Philo said the new design, to debut in September, will be light and airy, with luxurious, calm and intimate airs. The first new-generation Chloé store opened in 2002 in London and units in Hong Kong, Monaco, Moscow and Munich have since bowed. — Miles Socha

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BOOK BUY: Redcats, the mail-order division of French retailer and luxury group Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, said it would acquire Scandinavian home textiles catalogue Jotex. Redcats chairman Thierry Falque-Pierrotin said the acquisition was in line with the firm’s international development strategy. Jotex, with some 30 million euros, or $36.5 million at current exchange, in sales last year, operates in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Redcats already has the Ellos, Josefssons, Enjoy, Nuova and La Redoute books in those countries. — Robert Murphy