Deckers-owned sheepskin boots brand Ugg is set to open its first French store in Paris this week.

It follows the creation of a subsidiary, headed by Jean-Michel Herrault, at the start of the year.

Ahead of the opening of the Paris store, located in the Le Marais quarter, on 19 October, Ugg France has opened a pop-up boutique in the French capital's Les Halles shopping mall.

The Ugg range is currently marketed in 380 mult-brand outlets in France of which 40% are department stores such as Galeries Lafayette.

There are plans to open other stores in 2013 and build up a network of 15 outlets in France over the next five years.