History

An idea

In 1978, the founder of Options started out in the event business with the organisation of weddings in the drawing rooms of Les Petites Écuries in Orgeval, just outside of Paris. The following year, he bought tables and chairs that he hired out for functions at the same place and at the Grand’Maison farm in Villepreux, near Versailles. In 1981, Options SA was created and the range enlarged to include china and linen.

Key dates

  • 1981
    Creation of Options
  • 1986
    Creation of Options Style,
    a department dedicated to ephemeral decoration
  • 1989
    Opening of the first branches in
    Bordeaux, Nantes and Nice
  • 1991
    Opening of a new boutique
    in Paris
  • 1993
    Opening of a branch
    in Rouen
  • 1994
    Opening of a branch
    in Orléans
  • 1995
    Opening of a branch
    in Lyon
  • 1996
    Opening of a branch
    in Geneva
  • 1999
    Opening of the branches of
    Barcelona, Saint-Tropez and Toulouse.
  • 2000
    Opening of the branches
    of Zurich and Marseille
  • 2001
    Paris boutique doubles
    in size
  • 2001
    Opening of a branch
    in Bourges
  • 2002
    Opening of a branch
    in Dijon
  • 2003
    Orgeval warehouse storage
    capacity doubles in size
  • 2005
    Opening of a branch
    in Madrid
  • 2007
    Move of the warehouse
    from Orgeval to Les Mureaux
  • 2008
    Opening of the branch
    of London
  • 2010
    Launch of folding buffets
    an exclusive Options creation
  • 2011
    Reached 25,000,000
    items hired out
  • 2011
    Options celebrated its
    30 years in business
  • 2012
    New visual identity,
    new slogan
  • 2015
    Integration of CDS
    Benelux in Options
  • 2016
    Opening of two branches in
    Luxembourg and Monaco
  • 2016
    Set up of the partnerships with
    Vaisselle Vintage and Barnum Event
  • 2017
    New products catalogue,
    launch of inspiration books