The Eiffel Tower.


France to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Enter Shopping Malls

People will have to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to enter shopping centers and restaurants in France starting in August.

clock July 12, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Mergers and Acquisitions

Groupe Beaumanoir in Exclusive Talks to Buy Caroll

Groupe Beaumanoir plans to invest in expanding Caroll internationally.

clock June 10, 2021Mimosa Spencer



French Hair Care Brand Lazartigue Enters U.S. Retail

Lazartigue estimates $3 million in total U.S. sales within the next year.

clock June 10, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Street Style at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2021

Government and Trade

French Retailers Pressure Government to Allow Stores to Reopen

Retailers are asking to reopen on May 10 while the French government plans to begin easing restrictions in mid-May.

clock April 22, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Vilebrequin swimwear


Vilebrequin Turns 50

The luxury swimwear brand is celebrating with a limited-edition men’s collection, each print representing a different year since its inception.

clock April 6, 2021Kellie Ell

The Eiffel Tower.

Beauty Features

China Becomes France’s Largest Beauty Export Market in 2020

Overall sales of beauty products exported from France declined 11.8 percent last year versus 2019.

clock February 5, 2021Jennifer Weil

The Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris is among stores that must close temporarily.


French Retail Dealt New Blow

Large nonessential stores, including department stores and commercial centers, in France must close temporarily starting Jan. 31.

clock January 30, 2021Jennifer Weil

Makeup fans in China

Beauty Features

Beauty Brands’ Race Is On to Enter China Directly

French beauty companies can now apply to export to China without prior animal testing on their products.

clock January 15, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

L'Officiel's homepage.


L’Officiel Freelancers Take Legal Action in France for Unpaid Wages

Freelancers are still pursuing getting paid in full for work they’ve done for the magazine.

clock January 14, 2021Kali Hays

Beauty customers in China

Beauty Features

‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

France is the first EU country where beauty-makers are able to apply for a certificate of “good manufacturing practices” and safety assessment needed for exporting such products.

clock January 14, 2021Jennifer Weil

Hands holding credit card and using laptop. Online shopping


Online Sales Jump 20% in France During Black Friday Week

Consumers held off until the sales bonanza to start buying holiday presents, according to e-commerce association Fevad.

clock December 14, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The window display at Printemps in Paris.


France Postpones January Sales to End of Month

The move was applauded by smaller businesses seeking to protect margins while larger retailers fear it will take longer to draw down stocks.

clock December 4, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann


French Retailers Kick Off Holiday Season With Measured Optimism

Retailers flagged a surge in traffic as lockdowns eased up in France.

clock November 30, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Christmas windows at BHV Marais


French President Announces Easing of Lockdown Measures

Shops will reopen on Nov. 28, further restrictions will lift on Dec. 15

clock November 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer



Google to Pay Some French Publishers for Content

The likes of Le Monde, L’Express and more will be getting some amount of payment for their content appearing in Google’s search.

clock November 20, 2020Kali Hays

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Prada Luna Rossa Ocean


Jake Gyllenhaal Fronts Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Men’s Scent: EXCLUSIVE

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