Marks and Spencer returns to France: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends Paris relaunch


M&S part deux: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends relaunch as retail chain returns to France…ten years after it left

Le retour: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the new opening of M&S in Paris, on the Champs Elysees today

Retour: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the new opening of M&S in Paris, on the Champs Elysees today

M&S fans join the queue to get their hands on British products

M&S fans join the queue to get their hands on British products

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The opening attracted almost 1,000 customers who queued outside for up to two hours before it opened

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The company is returning with a 1,400 square metre store across three floors

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Autograph model was signed this year

M&S CEO Marc Bolland shows off the cashmere range for men

M&S CEO Marc Bolland shows off the cashmere range for men

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Thestore’s features will include womenswear and lingerie, including the Autograph, Limited Collection, per una, Indigo and M&S Woman

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M&S has also unveiled its first international website, serving customers across France

 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador of France (left) and Marc Bolland

Rosie, pictured with Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador of France, left, and Bolland

Marks and Spencer new store opens at 100 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris Marks and Spencer new store opens at 100 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris

British treats get a French translation…and some explanation about British “tea-time”

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M&S is also also searching out sites for a number of its smaller Simply Food stores

Marks and Spencer new store opens at 100 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris

The departure of M&S from the streets of Paris in 2001 triggered huge upset among the women of Paris, who had come to love its lingerie and convenience foods

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Thecompany has also confirmed three new full line stores in Paris, with a further two in the planning stage