Celio (retailer)

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Private limited liability company
Industry Retailing
Founded 1978
Headquarters Saint-Ouen, France
Key people
Christian Pimont (CEO), Maurice and Laurent Grosman (Founders)
Products Clothing
Revenue 1.1 billion (2013)
Number of employees
Website www.celio.com
Celio flagship store on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris.
Celio branch in Liège, Belgium.

Celio (officially), or celio* (in advertising), is a French men's clothing retailer headquartered in Saint-Ouen, France.[1] It caters primarily to the Continental European market, aiming to provide fashionable clothing. Most of Celio's stores are located in shopping centres, with a smaller percentage to be found in the shopping districts of cities and large suburbs. In 2005, the group employed over 1,800 people, with around 1,500 working in stores and the remainder at the group's headquarters and warehouses.


In 1978, two brothers took over their family shop located in rue Saint-Lazare, in Paris. They began opening other shops as early as 1980, all in Parisian region. The concept, Celio, being truly born in 1985. In 1989, Celio had 34 establishments in France. In 1992, store counts had reached 150 establishments in France. They began opening shops in Belgium and in Spain, then in Portugal (1994) and Italy (1999).[2]


In terms of merchandising, 70% of Celio shops are in shopping centers while 30% are street locations.

Active sales locations[edit]

With establishments in 56 countries on 6 continents, Celio counts today close to 1000 points of sales, noted as below:

Celio International, Belgium have sub offices and warehouses all around the world for the delivery and shipment of their products which they collect from their manufacturers






  1. ^ Celio. "FAQ". Archived from the original on 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
  2. ^ Article describing Celio Archived May 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (in French)
  3. ^ http://www.celio-chile.cl/
  4. ^ http://www.celiomexico.com/

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