Charles Jourdan, which recently went under new ownership and under new management, doesn’t want its stores look like Zara-like flagships. After making drastic cuts in the number of models in its ranges and closing all its US stores, the French company has started to remodel its remaining 80 stores around the world, going for smaller units of between 70 and 100 square meters in size. It has transferred its stores in Geneva and Zurich to smaller locations in the same area. It has closed down its large and expensive flagship on Paris’ Champs-Elysées and opened two small new units, one in the nearby rue François I and the other one on the rue de Grenelle.