Team Friday was lucky enough to have an exclusive tour inside the new department store Le BHV Marais this morning before its soft opening tomorrow. The new City Walk location is the first outside Paris for this 161-year-old French brand.
The two-story store will stock fashion, beauty, homeware and food products, many of which are by French or European brands with some local designers in the mix too. When you step inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the high ceilings and spacious shopping area. Once the store is fully opened, it will be even lighter as the windows were still covered during our visit.
Your first point of call is the beauty hall which includes brands such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Dior and L’Occitane. The fashion section on the ground floor houses many mid-market brands including Sandro Maje, Diesel and Zadig and Voltaire for men, women and children. While there are some premium brands, the nice thing about the store is there’s nothing that’s too unaffordable. Upstairs you’ll find a huge homeware and food section which again sticks with the European theme and also features Le BHV Marais own brand; Home Deco. The homely feel to this floor makes it a joy to walk around. Once you’re done shopping head to the Le Gourmet area to re-fuel on a selection of international cuisines.