La Samaritaine is the most beutiful Department Store
and a temple for Luxury Products
The Departement Store Is part of LVMH.
The store if located 200 m from Cremerie de Paris
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Ernest Cognacq (1839 - 1928)
came to Paris at age 15 working for different stores.
1870, Cognacq opens a little shop called "La Samaritaine"
rented for 45 francs à day from a cafe rue de la Monnaie.
Four large Art nouveau style department stores open on rue de Rivoli from 1905 to 1910.
2001 La Samaritaine was bought by LVHM
2020 / 2021 reopening sheduled as a Luxury Department store