DELEUZE founded, along with his brother, in 1822, the drapers' shop
in Paris known as _Au Bonheur des Dames_. When he died, his daughter
Caroline, who was married to Hedouin, succeeded to his share in the
The beginning of the business was exceedingly modest; there was only
one window in the shop, and the stock was a small one. At that time the
principal shop in the neighbourhood was the _Vieil Elbeuf_, of which
Baudu afterwards became proprietor. Au Bonheur des Dames.