Galeries Lafayette in Paris

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The Galeries Lafayette is a French department store company.


In 1893 Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher's shop at the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d'Antin, Paris. In 1896, the company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette and in 1905 the buildings at n°38, 40 et 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin. Bader commissioned Georges Chedanne and then his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the layout of the Haussmann location. A glass and steel dome, and Art Nouveau staircases were built in 1912.

Paris flagship store

The flagship store of Galeries Lafayette in Paris is a 10-story department store. It is located at 40, boulevard Haussmann, in the IXe arrondissement.

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Stations on Paris metro: Chaussée d'Antin – La Fayette, Havre-Caumartin, Opéra, Madeleine, Saint-Lazare, and RER - Auber. Further details available at: Transports en Île-de-France.

Berlin store

The Berlin, Germany, store was designed by Jean Nouvel and constructed between 1991 and 1995. It opened in 1996.

Casablanca store

The store will open in Morocco Mall.

New York store

A Lafayette location opened in Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, but it was unsuccessful and went out of business.

Dubai Store

A Galeries Lafayette store opened in Dubai Mall.


As of 2000:

  • Employees : 12,022
  • Number of stores : 63, including 10 affiliated outlets
  • Net sales : €1,621.7 million

Galeries Lafayette Group

The Galeries Lafayette Group has its head office in Paris.

The Group owns the following subsidiaries:

  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Nouvelles Galeries
  • Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV)
  • Prisunic
  • Lafayette Gourmet
  • Cofinoga
  • e-LaSer

See also

  • Arcaffe

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