Pittarosso is shutting down all its French stores. The Italian shoe retailer opened its first shops in France in 2014, with a focus on shopping centers, and had 15 stores in the country. Meanwhile, the chain keeps expanding in Italy with the opening of new stores. Pittarosso has more than 240 stores in Italy and abroad. The company was founded as Pittarello in 1923, and changed its name into Pittarosso in 2014.