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Brand British takes Paris shopping scene by storm

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Video by Mark Thompson , Claire WILLIAMS

Text by Mark Thompson

Latest update : 2013-10-24

The British retail market may be suffering from the economic downturn, but that hasn’t stopped its big hitters from looking at new markets across the Channel. Mark Thompson and Claire Williams report on the French capital's new British flavour.

Two years after its eagerly awaited return to the French capital, British retailer Marks & Spencer opened its third and largest Paris store at the new Beaugrenelle shopping centre, a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower, on Wednesday.

Fast food chain Pret A Manger and fashion retailer Topshop are also getting in on the act. The clothing giant opens its first store in the French capital later this week.

FRANCE 24's Mark Thompson and Claire Williams take a look at why these British high street stores see France as their gateway to Europe.
 

Date created : 2013-10-23

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