Paris’ First Department Store ?

Le_Bon_Marche_Paris_old_postcard– The oldest department store and the only one of the Rive Gauche.
– Founded in 1852, by Aristide Boucicaut and his wife Marguerite with a new culture of commerce that included fixed prices, lower margins, home delivery, item exchange, mail order, promotional periods and sales, a commercial model that would soon be copied around the globe.
– Now the property of LVMH Luxury Group.
– Since 1988, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, a subsidiary of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, has become one of the capital’s leading food stores.

A book ? Au Bonheur des Dames, Émile Zola.

Where ? 24, rue de Sèvres,  Paris 7.

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