Samaritaine, which opened its doors in 1869, is not quite as old as Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche but every bit as iconic. Also owned by Paris-based LVMH, the store closed temporarily in 2006, reopening in June 2021. Its stunning redesign, executed by the Japanese studio SANAA, features a new glass façade that undulates about the original historic architecture, literally reflecting the past as it looks to the future. The 650 brands displayed over its seven levels embrace the same luxury one finds across the Seine at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

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