Retail therapy wonders and more at the Galeries Lafayette

Up, close and personal with the French art de vivre

A haven for fashionistas, shopaholics and the curious traveller, the iconic Galeries Lafayette promises an enjoyable “Be There! Do That!” shopping experience. Conveniently located on the Boulevard Haussman in the heart of Paris, this department store with its emblematic neo Byzantine dome invites you to a world replete with the best of avant garde fashion, home accessories, gourmet delicacies and much more.

Spread over an expanse of 70,000 sq metres and over three magnificent buildings, spend many an indulgent hour(s) at the Galeries Lafayette that offers something for everyone. You name it, the Galeries Lafayette is sure to have it!

Fashion made easy The Galeries Lafayette entices you to discover its diverse range of shopping brands. Fashionistas truly find their paradise as 350 brands from France and all over the world vie for attention in an expanse of 15,000 sq metres spread over three floors. Enjoy all things luxury and designer on the first floor that houses a formidable collection of renowned labels and avant garde designers. While men can enjoy the extensive pleasures of retail therapy at Lafayette Homme, an entire building dedicated to men and their shopping essentials, children can also enjoy their time here as the Galeries Lafayette has a dedicated space with the best in fashion options for the tasteful tots!

Of epicurean delights and home decor accessories Discover the Galeries Lafayette world of Maison and Gourmet that promises many sumptuous and delectable encounters along with home decor over a space of 5 floors dedicated to the pursuit of indulgent sensory experiences. Include a visit to the exhaustive La Cave that houses an exclusive collection of wine. Over 2500 labels from Bordeaux, Champagne and other French regions, wine and other spirits from all over the world. If Bordeaux wines catch your fancy, then head over to the Bordeauxthèque located within La Cave that boasts a selection of 1200 labels from Bordeaux. Wine sommeliers are at hand to advise you on selecting the right label to take home!

On the summer agenda this year: Encounters with art If you happen to visit between 6th July – 10th September, keep an eye out for artistic encounters. The very talented duo Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of Toiletpaper exhibit their expertise through creative and ingenious display window sequences to an exhibition at Galeries des Galeries and an installation beneath the majestic dome creating many visual delights!

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