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.

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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.

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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

Most Texworld visitors chose to wear protective masks.

Business Features

Messe Frankfurt France Replaces February Trade Shows With Small Event

Organizers have canceled the Texworld, Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld and Shawls & Scarves trade shows.

clock November 6, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A look from Olivia Latinovich.

Ready To Wear

Ones to Watch: Olivia Latinovich

Emerging designer Olivia Latinovich has been building out her Los Angeles-based namesake brand, consisting of feminine, retro-inspired ready-to-wear and millinery designs.

clock November 5, 2020Emily Mercer

Non-essential stores remain shuttered in France.

Government and Trade

Small French Retailers Decry Closures During Lockdown

Shuttered store owners want to reopen immediately and say e-tailers, which remain operational, have an unfair advantage.

clock November 1, 2020Jennifer Weil

A French policeman stands guard near the scene of the knife attack at the Notre Dame church in Nice, France.

Government and Trade

France on Edge After New Terror Attack, Hours Before Lockdown

Three people were killed Thursday morning in the southern city of Nice, two inside the Notre Dame basilica.

clock October 29, 2020Jennifer Weil

The Eiffel Tower.

Government and Trade

France Poised to Lock Down Again

The country, facing a surge in coronavirus cases, will shut down non-essential stores, among other measures.

clock October 28, 2020Jennifer Weil

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