France:Marks and Spencer is back with...

France:Marks and Spencer is back with Champs-Elysees store

There are 9 comments on the Fibre2Fashion story from Nov 26, 2011, titled France:Marks and Spencer is back with Champs-Elysees store. In it, Fibre2Fashion reports that:

Marks & Spencer has announced its new flagship store at 100 Avenue des Champs-A©lysA©es in Paris.Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, Marc Bolland, joined by international supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to officially mark the retailer's return to France.

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sel

Paris, France

#1 Nov 27, 2011
Was unable to enter in it. Huge file on friday!
Froghopper

Saint-sébastien-sur-loire, France

#2 Nov 27, 2011
One of Great Britain’s many world class retail outlets has come back to France by popular demand of the French and who can blame them ? In this store in Paris you will be able to purchase first class products of the finest quality with the famous M&S guarantee. This means you can return goods without question for refund if you are not completely satisfied.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#3 Nov 27, 2011
Good luck to Marks & Spencer. There was a Marks & Spencer in Montreal in the 90s but they had closed it down.
Alexcandre

Athens, Greece

#4 Nov 28, 2011
It will go bankrupt soon. Mark and Spencers is a scam. Selling low quality cr ap products for a premium price.

I dont think French people will care much the fact that its "cool", that you can buy groceries along with your clothing. Only the gays in England like that cr ap

What a piece of cr ap!!!!! What a piece of cr ap!!

~A~
Froghopper

Saint-sébastien-sur-loire, France

#5 Nov 28, 2011
Alexcandre wrote:
It will go bankrupt soon. Mark and Spencers is a scam. Selling low quality cr ap products for a premium price.
I dont think French people will care much the fact that its "cool", that you can buy groceries along with your clothing. Only the gays in England like that cr ap
What a piece of cr ap!!!!! What a piece of cr ap!!
~A~
This reminds me of the type of input received on a TV show called ‘Spot The Brain Cell’ which was very popular some years ago. The truth is painful for the French of course but they have seen quality in their country for the very first time and they appear to be choking on it especially as it emanates from wonderful England - the land of opportunity, quality and wealth which is in direct contrast to France - the land of no hope, shoddy goods and poor ideological socialists.
Tigerrlily

Issy-les-moulineaux, France

#6 Jan 2, 2012
... small time operation, narrow range and rather dowdy clothes, this is no flagship. Like everyone else who remembers the store on boulevard Haussmann, I must say I was sorely disappointed, especially after all the happy noise coming from the press. Also, the food halls were something different 10 years ago.. no longer now when you find all their stuff in Monoprix.
It looks as if they had been working with 10 yars old market data
Unless Marks & Spencers open a real store some times soon, they won't go very far with this
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#7 Jan 2, 2012
Tigerrlily wrote:
... small time operation, narrow range and rather dowdy clothes, this is no flagship. Like everyone else who remembers the store on boulevard Haussmann, I must say I was sorely disappointed, especially after all the happy noise coming from the press. Also, the food halls were something different 10 years ago.. no longer now when you find all their stuff in Monoprix.
It looks as if they had been working with 10 yars old market data
Unless Marks & Spencers open a real store some times soon, they won't go very far with this
I used to shop for clothes at Marks & Spencer in Paris before and also here in Montreal until they closed it down. They have good products there. The food area is an extra pleasure for shoppers to taste English tea and short bread, marmalade, jam. North American tastes are different and people here prefer to buy cheap stuff from Sears. But in Europe Marks and Spencer is quite popular because they have good quality clothing at affordable prices. Unless you are Mr some body with a lot of money you wouldn't want to wear stuff made by Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent. You would look like some one coming out of the zoo taking the Parisian metro (subway) in a Pierre Cardin suit.
Otherwise, what other choices do you have, Monoprix or Tati? That's all.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/nov/2...
Tigerrlily

Issy-les-moulineaux, France

#8 Jan 3, 2012
It is no question of quality, clothes are well made and they are good value- but more a question of style. I know that Anglo-Saxons women dress much more formally than we do for work - but what I saw last week was far too conservative for Parisian tastes - and mine. I cannnot think of any occasion when I could want to wear this.

Regarding food,Marks and spencers really made a difference 10 years ago with very english/hard to find products or affordable, good take away lunches. I agree that this is good stuff. As local chainstores have successfully occupied this niche since they left, will the name be sufficient to win back shoppers if they have nothing extra to offer ?
Anonymous

UK

#9 May 30, 2012
Tigerrlily wrote:
It is no question of quality, clothes are well made and they are good value- but more a question of style. I know that Anglo-Saxons women dress much more formally than we do for work - but what I saw last week was far too conservative for Parisian tastes - and mine. I cannnot think of any occasion when I could want to wear this.
Regarding food,Marks and spencers really made a difference 10 years ago with very english/hard to find products or affordable, good take away lunches. I agree that this is good stuff. As local chainstores have successfully occupied this niche since they left, will the name be sufficient to win back shoppers if they have nothing extra to offer ?
I've been to London and Paris and English women dress much better in more fasionable clothes, the also seem to be better groomed make us,hair,perfume than the women in Paris who I was dossapointed to see they didn't have Much style. So yes London girls dress better, French are too conservative

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