In modern times, shopping is a national kind of sports in many countries of the world, what definitely set people to visit stores and shopping centers to meet their wishes. And it’s more than naturally that if we speak on France we mean the place where a shopping culture can be compared with certain religious ceremonials. What about the capital of the country, Paris is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it’s one of the biggest center of the world fashion. So, shopping in Paris – an obligatory part of any tourist’s program.
This page is dedicated to a partner of our agency – Paris department store Galeries Lafayette.
La Galeries Lafayette appeared on the map of Paris thanks to two businessmen – Alphonse Kahn and Theophile Bader, who had decided to found a big store at Boulevard Haussmann. Already at that time the boulevard was a very lively spot, located close to the railway station. Lots of Parisians and residents of other cities, coming to the capital, became clients of the department store, what logically made it a very profitable business for its founders,
The modern Galeries Lafayette is one of the most attended Paris places (as well as the Louvre and Notre-Dame-des-Paris). A little less than 100 thousand people come to the shopping center every day, and sales peak is in the eve of the Christmas and New Year. During this holiday weeks the department store gets beautiful festive decoration with a big New Year’s tree.
On 10 floors of the shopping center there are hundreds of boutiques of the world famous brands like Prado, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Armani, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Wrangler, Levi’s and many others. Altogether more than 300 well-known brands are represented at Galeries Lafayette.
The store is popular as among ordinary Parisians and the city’s visitors as many celebrities, who prefer to do shopping in Paris. Permanent guests of the Lafayette are famous politicians, monarchs, sportsmen, showbiz stars…
But this Paris vernisage can not live by shopping alone. Art exhibitions, fashion shows, cinema, presentations are organized at the gallery often. Also you can visit two excellent restaurants – Bar Rouge and Chene Vert, lots of cafes.
Of course, we have to say some words on the architectural features of this splendid building. Here you’ll see marble and glass, stone and metal, fanciful mosaics and lancet windows, and the famous grand cupola.
In a word, the department store Galeries Lafayette is a spot where there is all for a nice recreation and shopping in Paris.
Visitors of our site can get a gift token from the Galeries Lafayette.
* Discover a contemporary art exhibition,
** Exclusive gift from the store,
*** -12% Tax refund.
PS Nowadays Galeries Lafayette is a wide network of hundreds stores in France, and big modern shopping centers in Berlin, Dubai, Jakarta, Casablanca, New York.
* The exhibition is on the 1st floor of the main store at Boulevard Haussmann; working time 11:00 am – 07:00 pm (Tuesday – Saturday). More information at www.galerieslafayette.com
** To get your gift, print a voucher, make a 50 Euro or more purchase and show it at the Welcome Desk
*** All the information on Tax refund at the Galeries Lafayette