In this episode, Monica and Camille head to Paris’ most famous shopping street to meet Clara Cornet, the creative and buying director for the new Galeries Lafayettes at 60 avenue des Champs Élysée. Clara cut her teeth as a buyer at Opening Ceremony in New York before taking over the new space that has been transformed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to lure big-spending tourists and trendy Parisians back to the tree-lined avenue. She is responsible for the store’s unique, often exclusive selection of brands and products as well as its intensely modern visual identity and digital content.
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