Court ruling will force Sephora to close Champs-Elysées outlet early

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Court ruling will force Sephora to close Champs-Elysées outlet early

Related tags: Paris, France

Sephora’s famous Champs-Elysées store, which draws almost as many visitors each year as the Eiffel Tower, will be forced to close at 9pm to avoid violating French labour laws.

A Paris court ruled on September 23 that the shop needed to close earlier because of rules which prohibit most businesses from staying open late at night.

The location reportedly stayed open until midnight during the week and as late as 1pm at the weekends.

Sephora have stated that they will comply with the ruling but that they intend to appeal the decision.

Agence France-Presse reported that 58 of the location’s employees volunteered to work during the night in exchange for extra pay.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 20 per cent of the shop’s revenues come from products sold after 9pm.  

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