After Yellow Vest Protests, Champs-Élysées Rebounds With Two New Designer Openings

Dior has landed on the Champs-Élysées. The luxury brand has opened a temporary boutique while its Avenue Montaigne headquarters undergo renovations, giving the battered avenue a boost as it recovers from almost eight months of protests by the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests, movement.

Meanwhile, across the street, Chanel has converted its pop-up space next to the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées department store into its fifth dedicated beauty boutique in France.

The opening of the two stores on Saturday signaled the world-famous street is gradually returning to normal after months of violent demonstrations that turned it into a battlefield, causing millions of euros worth of damage and strangling foot traffic as the area was repeatedly sealed off with police barricades.

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