Jewellery store with secret door

Luxury furniture in the VIP guest suite of Boucheron's luxury jewellery store, a restored 18th-century mansion in Paris' Place Vendome.
Luxury furniture in the VIP guest suite of Boucheron's luxury jewellery store, a restored 18th-century mansion in Paris' Place Vendome.
Sitting in the suite's bathtub, guests can catch views of the Eiffel Tower.
Sitting in the suite's bathtub, guests can catch views of the Eiffel Tower.
The buyers' area inside the renovated Boucheron store does away with formal counters, opting for a cosier, friendlier setting.
The buyers' area inside the renovated Boucheron store does away with formal counters, opting for a cosier, friendlier setting. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Boucheron's flagship store in Paris' Place Vendome features a hidden exit, VIP guest suite and stunning view of Eiffel Tower

PARIS • Shoppers who enter Boucheron's restored 18th-century mansion in Paris' Place Vendome, which reopened recently after a sweeping restoration by parent Kering, can slip out with their purchases via a secret door through the lacquered panels of a Chineseinspired selling room.

High rollers who prefer to stay might even be invited to sleep in a VIP guest suite operated by the Paris Ritz, featuring views of the Eiffel Tower from the bathtub.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2018, with the headline 'Jewellery store with secret door'. Print Edition | Subscribe