Au Bonheur Des Dames = the Ladies' Delight Setting & Symbolism

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Au Bonheur des Dames

Au Bonheur des Dames is the small shop, which with Mouret's luck and business sense, grows to a giant department store that covers an entire city block. The store grows so large, it is like a small, self-contained city that includes not only the dozens of departments, but various other aspects of commodities, as well as living and dining spaces for the employees.

Neighborhood Shops

There are several neighborhood shops in addition to those owned by Baudu, Bourras, and Robineau. Mademoiselle Tatin has a lingerie shop. Quinette is a glove-maker. Vanpouille are furriers. Bèdorè and Sister are hosiers. Deslignières is a fancy-goods dealer. Piot & Rivoire are furniture dealers. All of these neighborhood shops are bankrupt or nearly so by the growing beast of Au Bonheur des Dames.

Cornailles

Cornailles is the top ladies' wear shop in Valgones, where Denise worked for two...

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