The novel has been adapted for film several times.
- Zum Paradies der Damen (1922) directed by Lupu Pick
- Au bonheur des dames (1930) directed by Julien Duvivier starring Dita Parlo
- Au Bonheur des Dames (English: Shop Girls of Paris) (1943) directed by André Cayatte starring Blanchette Brunoy
The BBC used the novel as the basis for an eight-part television series set in northern England titled The Paradise and broadcast in 2012. It starred Joanna Vanderham and Emun Elliott. The BBC launched a second series in October 2013.
The novel was adapted for the stage, with the title The Department Store, by Justin Fleming, and was premiered at The Old Fitzroy Theatre Sydney in 2005, directed by Christopher Hurrell.
The novel was adapted into a play for BBC Radio 4 that premiered in September 2010.