toggle

AAPL Stock: 132.54 ( + 1.15 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple could move into Champs-Élysées Virgin Megastore

updated 12:10 pm EST, Fri March 2, 2012

No definite plans stated

Apple is a candidate for replacing the Virgin Megastore at the Champs-Élysées in Paris, according to Le Figaro. The French newspaper claims that Apple "will be in the running" for the location, which Virgin is reportedly trying to sell. The latter company is in the process of closing down some outlets; president Jean-Louis Reynard has said that the chain is switching to a "new model of store, smaller, with a more segmented offer."

Apple already has several shops established in the Paris area, with more to come, but a Champs-Élysées outlet would put the iPhone maker in one of the most prestigious areas in the city. The building in question also holds a massive 75,347 square feet, even though Virgin currently only uses 48,438 of that for sales. It occupied, the space would become among the largest Apple Stores in the world, if not the biggest.

International expansion is expected to preoccupy much of Apple's retail plans in 2012. Today the company is launching its first Dutch store, and working on other outlets in places like Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Australia.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented