PARIS — Danish design stores are opening across Europe as companies in other countries prepare to launch their own online retail outlets.
The Danish Design Store is the latest company to open a store in France.
D&g Designs, the flagship French online store, is opening its first store in Paris.
And, of course, there are more Danish shops opening.
But all of them are coming under the same roof.
Dørnkke Kultur, an online retail shop in Copenhagen, is planning to open its first shop in France next year.
It also plans to open in Britain.
DørnKke Kritik, the owner of D&G Designs, says his company has been looking for a new location in Europe for a long time.
“It’s a new market for us.
It’s not a big market in terms of product or brand,” he said.
The new location is also in the heart of Copenhagen’s city center.
In France, there have been a number of other companies to launch stores in Paris, such as Parcel.fr, a French online retail store that also opened its first online store in May in Paris’ city center, with an estimated 400,000 items.
“It’s just been a very slow start,” Parcel France founder Jean-François Dufresne said in an interview.
“But the trend has been building, and now we are ready to start.”
The French are also starting to make inroads in online shopping.
French online retailer Ouvriera is expanding into the U.K., with a planned new store in the capital’s Knightsbridge.
The French have also seen an influx of foreign brands in the past few years, with brands like H&M, Puma, Levi’s, and Adidas opening their first stores in the country.
And there’s more: Danish design brand Kulturskuller has its first European store opening in the U and Belgium.
It’s the new world of retail, with companies such as Ikea, Zara, and Gap making inroads.
And companies like French design retailer Parcel, which has about 700 stores worldwide, are planning to expand into Europe.