The Chanel store in Biarritz
opened in 1915.
It closed in 1939 at the outbreak of worldwar II.
It was located on avenue Edouard VII
near the Casino on the walk to the grande plage.
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At the time Biarritz was
the very fashional meeting place
of many exiled Russions aristocrats
the Russian Grand Duke Dmitri Romanov.
Until 2005 lived in Biarritz every summer Aimée de Heeren,
one of the World's most elegant women
and at her times in some way the "queen" of Biarritz.
Aimée de Heeren inspried many fashion designers.
She was a friend of Coco Chanel
and walking down avenue Edouard VII
on her way to the Grande Plage
she sometimes mentioned the former Chanel Boutique
and told some "anecdotes" about Coco.
She had also met the Grand Duke Dmitri.
The Boutique closed in 1939 at the outbreak of Worldwar II,
but does anybody know why there is no Chanel Boutique in Biarritz today ?
(if you do please send email to b "at" vb.com)
Hermes still owns it's historic Boutique
a little down the road on 19 avenue Edouard VII.
more about Biarritz
via Phonebook of Biarritz.com