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Paris’ Montaigne Market Set to Close

Montaigne Market is set to close February 5.
Montaigne Market is set to close February 5. Courtesy.

A luxury concept store in Paris’s posh 8th arrondissement is shutting down after 17 years in business, its founder Liliane Jossua said in a post on Instagram Tuesday.

Montaigne Market, which had relocated from Avenue Montaigne (the shopping destination known as the birthplace of Christian Dior) to nearby Avenue Matignon last year, was known for its girly edit of luxury items mixing unabashed jet-set glamour and more laid-back, bohemian-chic looks.

The shop sold Paris luxury stalwarts like Saint Laurent and Balmain, as well as being an early champion of contemporary Paris houses like Isabel Marant and Alexandre Vauthier.

Even before the pandemic, the 8th arrondissement’s shopping district anchored by top-end hotels like the Plaza Athénée and Bristol, had been struggling to bounce back from Yellow Vest protests which saw stores ransacked and their windows regularly barricaded during 2018 and 2019.

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