Chanel expands historical headquarters in Paris on Rue Cambon
Following the acquisition of a building at 19 Rue Cambon on the corner of Rue Saint-Honoré, French luxury maison CHANEL is expanding its historical headquarters, which include the showroom, offices and the couture atelier. Construction is estimated to begin in early 2014 with completion of the final project targeted for 2016.
During the construction, Chanel plans to open two temporary boutiques starting March 4, two locations on Rue Saint-Honoré. One of the temporary shops is to be devoted to accessories and shoes, starting with the cruise and spring collections. The other, abutting the Rue Duphot, is to house makeup and perfumes, including Chanel’s Les Exclusifs range. The last major expansion of the Rue Cambon boutique occurred in 2003, when Chanel added 3,400 square feet of selling space.
Gabrielle Chanel opened her first boutique at 31 Rue Cambon in 1918.