Sunday, 16 January 2011

City Shopping Feature: Belgium: Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme

Perfume enthusiasts visiting Belgium would do well to travel beyond the capital, approximately 80km due west to the town of Wevelgem, a small city situated just a stone's throw from the French border. In this municipality of around 32,000 inhabitants, a sparkling jewel exists to tempt and titillate the noses of all those whom step through its doors. That is Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme.

Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme is an inviting retreat that was created by owner David Depuydt almost 20 years ago, thanks, in part, to his love of perfume and cosmetics. Today, the lavish surroundings and exceptional interiors rival some of the most opulent and sophisticated perfumeries in Paris. David wanted to take the idea of shopping for perfume back to its roots; establishing a space of unsurpassed luxury and stocking it with exclusive products of exceptional character.

With an ever-expanding inventory of select high-end products, Place Vendôme offers consumers an unequalled shopping experience. Only 18 months ago, Place Vendôme became the very first Guerlain boutique to be owned by an independent entrepreneur. Their highly desirable range of Guerlain products include the premiere "Les Exclusifs" line with perfumes ranging from just a few hundred euros to tens of thousands of euros. In addition to a very extensive Guerlain portfolio, Place Vendôme are retailers of the Les Heures De Parfum line by Cartier, Amouage parfums and attars, Chanel, Annick Goutal, Montale, Parfum D'Empire, Parfums de Rosine and Hermés.

Besides perfume, Place Vendôme stocks a wealth of skincare and cosmetics by Guerlain, Chanel, Menard, La Prairie, Annayake, Clarins, Pure Altitude and hair products by Marlies Möller.

It is important to note that the VIP treatment is not only reserved for the well-heeled... David Depuydt has assembled a stellar team of professional perfume, make up and cosmetic consultants, all of whom believe that everyone who walks through the doors deserves 5-star service. Steven Verstraete, Daphne Vinckier, and Marius Flintoaca will ensure David's vision of exceptional customer service and unparalleled luxury are realised. David Depuydt and Place Vendôme have been featured in both print and television media as one of the top luxury destinations for exclusive perfume and cosmetic needs.

So readers, are we feeling a little geographically isolated? Well, there is some good news for those who feel a trip to Belgium is not likely to be on the cards any time soon. Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme offers a very thorough and reliable mail order service. Having shopped with them over the internet, I have been delighted with their extraordinary service, depth of knowledge and swift processing of sales. Their unwavering patience and tireless efforts are a rare and special attribute. I would strongly encourage readers to email or visit this perfumed palace of luxury and lavishness.

Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme
Menenstraat 2
8560 Wevelgem

Telephone: + 32 5641 2468


Carrie Meredith said...

Thank you for this peek into a very interesting retailer! I plan to look around their website. The space looks just beautiful from what I've seen here. In the States we do have the likes of Barneys and Scent Bar among others, but I've never been anywhere like Place Vendome! Totally luxe.

Angela Cox said...

Oh my goodness , that really is to gorgeous. I think my mouth will remain open all day. Kudos to that man , only one problem I think I'd be afraid of moving . The Belgian tourist board couldn't have done a better job !!

Dimitri said...

Oh I hear you Angela! If I moved just down the street from Place Vendome, I suspect I would have to sell a kidney to maintain my habit! :)
Carrie - it is definitely in a class of its own! If you are looking for something special that you cant source locally... Place Vendome are the ones to reach out to.

David Toms said...

I have just died and gone to heaven! Don't mind me I am just off to rob a bank and then hopping on a plane

Vintage Lady said...

Lovely places. To see these bottles in such way is like entering a shop from old times. Lovely images!

Michael said...

As always, you're a great resource, Dimitri. (Practicality aside, this is a gorgeous post in itself!)
Take care,

Anonymous said...

I just contacted place vendome and bought a bottle of tonka imperiale. The service was excellent. I will return and I hope I get to visit the shop someday.