Bon Marche Paris : founded in 1838, was the country’s very first department store. It was originally a haberdashery belonging to the Videau brothers, employing around a dozen people. Who could have guessed that this shop divided into 4 different sections would become one of the most prestigious stores in the world ? From the Hotel de Suede, it is just a 10 minute walk to this temple of shopping. What are you waiting for !
Bon Marche : the recommendation of the Hotel de Suede
In 1852, the Videau brothers joined forces with Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut who undertook to transform the Au Bon Marché store. Offering a wide choice, small profit margins allowing for low prices clearly indicated on labels, a satisfied or your « money back guarantee », « merchandising of the products in a sales area », the couple had just invented the concept of the department store !
However, these two visionaries alarmed the Videau brothers, who sold them their share Bon Marche in 1863. By 1869, the store’s success was such that the Boucicauts extended it and soon Au Bon Marché stretched over 50000m² and employed more than 1700 people. The oldest French department store, renamed Le Bon Marché in 1989, has not stopped growing since.
In this building, steeped in history and within quick and easy reach of the Hotel de Suede, you can find the biggest brands in ladies, men’s and children’s fashions. Le Bon Marché also offers a wide selection of accessories, cosmetics and ideas for interiors, as well as a fine foods department: la Grande Epicerie. Take advantage of your stay at the Hotel de Suede to enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience !
To go to the store Le Bon Marche – left bank of Seine – Paris :
- Bon Marché – 24 rue de Sèvres – Paris 7th – Metro station : Sèvres-Babylone, lines 10, 12
- Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays
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