The store was designed by noted architects Jules and Paul Sédille and opened at the corner of Le Havre and Boulevard Haussmann, in Paris, France on 3 November 1865.The building was greatly expanded in 1874, and elevators (then a great novelty) from the 1867 Universal Exposition were installed.

Ever bumped into someone in the street or glanced at someone in a café and wished you had the courage to approach them?

Well if that's you, the chances are you might be interested in Happn, a French dating app that gives users the chance of turning a one-off everyday encounter into a romance.

Peter Laguionie, son of Gustave took the helm of the store in 1920, rebuilding it after another large fire in 1921.

In 1931, Printemps created the discount chain Prisunic.

They could then scroll through their virtual timeline back to the point they crossed paths and then get the relationship moving by “liking” the other person’s profiles.

Those who pay the premium package and have a real crush on the person can even send charms.

The French start up, which is now serving singles in 25 cities around the world, has just announced it has raised another €12.5 million in funding, on top of the €8 million it raised in February, meaning over €20 million in less than a year.

That counts as a record for a French start up and founder Didier Rappaport says the money will help them conquer new markets.

For us it’s all base on everyday encounters,” Marie said.