Turnover: 570 million EUR (2020)

Country: France


Camaïeu is one of the leaders in women's ready-to-wear in France with 650 stores in the country, but also has a global presence in 20 countries, with 900 stores in all. In 2018, the company had 11% of the women's ready-to-wear market share. The company has difficulties to exist on the online circuit with only 5% of its sales made online.


Michel Ohayon has created a retail empire with Camaïeu, Go Sport and Gap. 13/07/2022

  • His company owns six brands, including La Grande Récré, Gap France and Go Sport
  • In 2018, Financière Immobilière de Bordeaux took over 22 Galeries Lafayette franchises, and the businessman bought back the Galeries Lafayette premises from the Moulin family, owners of the chain
  • With 1,000 points of sale in 750 towns and 2 billion in sales, the Ohayon galaxy takes on the shape of a small empire, a conglomerate of brands

Heavily affected by the yellow ticket crisis and the Covid crisis, it was placed in receivership in May 2020.

Studies mentioning this company

The women's ready-to-wear market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Inditex groupe (Zara)
  • Camaïeu
  • SMCP Groupe (Sandro)
  • Chanel
  • Zalando
  • Kiabi Europe
  • La Halle
  • Beaumanoir Groupe
  • GEMO (Eram Groupe)
  • H&M Groupe
  • Comptoir des Cotonniers (Fast Retailing Group)
  • The Kooples Diffusion
  • Maus Frères
  • SRP group (Showroomprivé)
  • Naf Naf
  • Les 3 Suisses
  • Doudounes JOTT
  • Mytheresa
  • Blanche Porte
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Printemps Groupe
  • SMCP Groupe (Claudie Pierlot)
  • SMCP Groupe (Maje)
  • Zadig et Voltaire
  • Kookaï
  • Indies Groupe
  • Forever 21
  • Grain de Malice
  • Maison Montagut - Le Chatelard
  • Isabel Marant
  • Vinted
  • Sonia Rykiel
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ann Taylor (Ann Inc.)
  • Pierre Cardin
  • Eric Bompard
  • Massimo Dutti (Inditex groupe)
  • Almé
  • Levi’s
  • Paule Ka
  • Esprit

The company was founded in 1984 by JP Torckn Eric vandendriessche, Jean Duforest, Dominique Debruyne.

It was placed in receivership in May 2020

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