From Maison Kitsuné to L’Exception, Archive 18-20 and Yves Saint Laurent, many Parisian fashion labels and stores have introduced a café area, the latest being A.P.C., opening its café from November 20 to January 31.
Audacia, a fund led by Charles Beigbeider, has sold its minority stake in the label A.P.C., acquired in 2012. A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou is now owns 100% of the shares and is not seeking a new investor.
Backed by A.P.C., Vanessa Seward, who launched her namesake brand in 2014, has opened four stores in one year -- the last of these in Paris' Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Her first London store is slated for January.