Patou opens first retail store in France
Patou has opened its first store in France in the heart of the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann department store.
Prior to this, the fashion brand had focused on expanding its retail footprint in Japan and South Korea where it now has ten standalone boutiques.
Patou chief executive Sophie Brocart said: “We are proud to inaugurate our first store in Paris. Patou embodies a unique Parisian spirit and we’re excited about connecting with our local clientele.”
Founded in 1914, Jean Patou was rebranded as Patou in 2018. This was followed by the presentation of a first collection by its new creative director, Guillaume Henry, in in the following year.
Brocart added: “Taking this major step with Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is even more special since they have carried the brand since its relaunch in 2019.”