La Samaritaine and Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris postponed for 2019

DFS Group (LVMH) says it will open its second European downtown store at the historic La Samaritaine in central Paris. The ‘reimagined’ La Samaritaine will feature 20,000 square metres of commercial space, as DFS pledges an ‘exceptional selection’ of Parisian, French and international brands spanning beauty, fashion & accessories, watches & jewellery, wines & spirits and F&B. Interior fit-outs of the commercial zones are scheduled to begin next February, with the department store set to open in Q4 2019.

Spread over seven floors, including ground and basement levels, the new shell features three distinctive buildings named after the building’s architects – Henri Sauvage (overlooking the Seine), Frantz Jourdain and Japanese agency Sanaa (facing Rue de Rivoli). While the exact locations of the category spaces are still being finalised, it is expected that P&C will occupy basement level, with fashion & accessories spread over the ground floor.

The department store’s reimagined edifices are part of a mammoth 70,000 square-metre facility, which includes a 71-room Cheval Blanc Palace hotel, 96 social housing units, mixed office space and a children’s creche.

La Samaritaine Paris