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Printemps de l’Homme (the Printemps Men’s Store) 2011 holiday display window.
See also: Photos of the Printemps flagship women’s store by ©Carina Okula: Noël Rêves d’Évasion,
Printemps de l’Homme on display until December 31st
61, rue Caumartin, Paris 9th
No cost to view exterior store window displays
Store hours: Monday through Saturday 9:35am-8pm; Thursdays until 10pm
RER: Line A, stop: Auber; Line E, stop: Haussmann St-Lazare
Bus: 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 28, 32, 42, 43, 53, 66, 68, 80, 81, 94, 95
PHOTO CREDITS: ©Francis Beddok 2011 AKA Paris-emoi
Francis Beddok AKA paris-emoi is a Paris-based photographer who captures sacred sites and profane sights in Paris. Click on his name to view his photographs published by BonjourParis and he invites you to view his online portfolio.
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