Founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot, the Printemps group is a leading French retailer in fashion, luxury and beauty. It owns and operates 19 department stores in France. The group is also active in the lifestyle sector with 5 Citadium stores, and has become a major player in the online fashion space with its Place des Tendances website, acquired in 2013.
Creator of the department store concept, Printemps boasts a remarkable cultural and artistic heritage. Its flagship store in boulevard Haussmann is one of Paris's best-known landmarks. Listed as a historical monument, this iconic store has just celebrated its 150th anniversary.
With over 3,500 brands and a total surface area of 180,000 m2, the group reported sales revenue of "1.7 billion in 2015. The group's 3,000 employees, all driven by a unique sense of service and whose expertise is one of Printemps' cornerstones, welcome 70 million visitors to its stores annually, over 20 million of them to the Printemps Haussmann building.
Led by Paolo de Cesare, the Printemps group has been owned by a Qatari investment company since 2013.