On Friday the 14th of August, 1914, Guerlain opened its brand-new shop on the fashionable Champs-Elysées boulevard. The shop, quite small in size for today’s standards, was located on the ground floor of a whole new building, now called Maison Guerlain, which also housed offices and an apartment for the Guerlain family.
In 1939, rooms upstairs were remodelled into a beauty institute.
In 2005, the shop area was expanded to include part of the first floor.
In 2011, Guerlain set up a pop-up store on the ground floor of the building next door where a restaurant once resided.
In 2013, Maison Guerlain underwent a major renovation and redecoration, connecting the former pop-up store with the rest, and making room for an even bigger shop area on the first floor and a restaurant on a new underground floor.
As these images demonstrate, the design of the historic shop area has been largely preserved. It still holds the original staircase, the marble wall panels and the massive marble counters. Only the floor, the ceiling, the mirrored shelves and the chairs have been removed and replaced.
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