The Department Stores celebrate the Chinese New Year
China at Le Printemps
Le Printemps Haussmann and Le Printemps du Louvre will be celebrating the Year of the Dog on February 20 and 22 respectively with the help of a very special guest: Maëva Coucke, Miss France 2018. The flaming red head will wish Chinese customers a Happy New Year and pose for some selfies. For a whole month, starting February 12, customers can snap up exclusive deals on brands popular with Asian shoppers, including Christian Louboutin, Lancôme, Montblanc, Furla and La Prairie. Customers will also be presented with traditional red envelopes and fortune cookies foretelling a radiant future. Don’t miss the dragon dance at the rue Caumartin store at 4pm on February 20 and the lion dance at Le Printemps du Louvre on February 22.
Printemps Haussmann (64, boulevard Haussmann, 9st) and Printemps du Louvre (99, rue de Rivoli, 1st).
Chinese whispers at the Galeries Lafayette
Galeries Lafayette’s brand new Shopping & Welcome Center for Asian customers puts it in pole position to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dog in style. The store’s pampered customers will benefit from limited edition beauty products, leather goods, perfumes, jewelry, deli items and special offers. Estée Lauder, for example, is retailing its celebrated Advanced Night Repair serum in an imperial red bottle, while Montblanc is giving pride of place to its Year of the Dog pen – part of The Legends of the Zodiacs collection. Panerai will also be showcasing its watch with a lid cut by master engravers, available in a limited edition of 88. Chinese-language hostesses will also be on hand to guide customers to the best deals. Dior, Clarins, Bvlgari, Fred, Michael Kors, Pierre Hermé, Fauchon and many others will be spoiling their best customers, who also benefit from VAT rebates on their store purchases. Don’t miss the store windows decorated with copies of artist Song Xiewei’s silk works inspired by the only surviving painting of Wang Ximeng, One Thousand Miles of Rivers and Valleys, dating from 1113, a Song Dynasty icon.
Galeries Lafayette. 40, boulevard Haussmann, 9th.