retail study tours 10-12 June 2020 Paris, France


Based on the success stories of inspiring Retail Study Tours in Tokyo and Los Angeles, this year IADS welcomes you in Paris!

End of registration: 3 April 2020

Paris: the city of style and gastronomy
2020 RST PUBLIC Paris, 10-12 June

Paris has always been considered the first capital of style and fashion, attracting buyers worldwide for more than a century. 

Historic department stores, couture houses, young designers, vintage stores, urban supermarkets, concept stores, home & lifestyle stores, grocery stores, … all sorts of retail concepts coexist to enrich the city. 

The opening of the new Galeries Lafayette concept on the Champs-Elysées, and the re-opening of landmark La Samaritaine are proving that historic department stores still have a place on the retail scene.

The concept of haute couture was invented in Paris and the term has become a ‘protected name’ in France. It is linked to luxury, from fashion and accessories to techniques and materials. 

The world’s best designers have always operated from Paris, heading big houses (Louis Vuitton
Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier… )

Saint Laurent was the first couture brand to produce a ready-to-wear collection, rendering it fashionable, accessible and increasingly popular with the public.

Parisians have long been viewed as paragons of natural beauty and the city offers the most sought-after beauty experts, concept stores, brand stores and services. Paris is also the perfect city for a fragrance adventure offering unique perfumeries, from traditional to more cutting edge.

French gastronomy comes from the richness and diversity of its regional cooking. Today it also integrates cuisines of the world, offering a wide range of culinary experiences.  

Paris is made up of a series of neighbourhoods, each with its own identity. It provides a variety of local experiences in one exciting city.

Programme & Benefits
2020 RST PUBLIC Paris, 10-12 June

Three immersive days during which we will explore diverse Parisian districts. We will show you our selection of local institutions, innovative and experiential retail concepts. All while meeting local retail experts and fellow participants, with whom to exchange and network. 

Take advantage of this personalised journey in retail business to identify new concepts, merchandise, trends and services that will inspire your future endeavours. 
Meet peers and local players, share know-how and expertise with a group of international executives, and become aware of new business opportunities.


Merchandise Directors & Divisional Merchandise Managers, Operation Managers, Experience officers, Executive Level: Marketing, Strategy, Innovation, CEOs

Places are attributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis
Registration is limited to 15 participants max.
The working language of the Retail Study Tour is English

Registration form, fees & payment conditions

Organiser: the IADS "from experience to knowledge and expertise"

The IADS is the most experienced platform dedicated to department stores for sharing knowledge, practices and forward-looking experiences allowing pragmatic solutions.


- shapes its activities and the topics of meetings to adapt to members’ needs and concerns

- optimises the value to members in an efficient, time-saving proposal

- synthetises existing intelligence and experiences, gathers new insights, inspires to deliver great value

- focuses activities on a sustainable configuration around 4 Pillars: Meetings, Academy, Extranet, Research & Analysisaris, France

2018 RST PUBLIC Tokyo, 3-6 July

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